If you have any leftover cooked lobster (it happens!) and you would like to do something tasty with it for lunch or even a main meal or for lobster side dishes, then here are 3 great recipes that will give that cooked lobster another chance at wowing your guests!
Make sure you store the leftover lobster covered in the refrigerator right away, and then you need to do something with it quickly, lobster does not keep its great flavour if left too long. Either eat it cold just the way it is with a roll, or create one of these 3 great recipe ideas.
If you are a mac and cheese lover, and you are also partial to lobster then you are going to love this tasty casserole. You could serve this for lunch or dinner, or even at a brunch, the cheese adds great flavour to this dish.
Here is what you will need:
1 x box of pasta (penne works great here)
¼ cup of butter
2 x garlic cloves (or garlic powder if you don’t have any cloves)
½ cup of white flour (for thickening)
½ cup of white wine (this adds a nice flavour)
4 x cups of milk
1 x can of evaporated milk
2 x tablespoons of Dijon mustard or something similar
Dash of paprika for added flavour and colour
Dash of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper
8 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese (the sharper the better)
8 ounces of Monterrey jack or similar cheese or you can simply use 16 ounces of the cheddar, your choice when it comes to the cheeses.
2 x pounds of cooked and shelled lobster (if you don’t have any leftover, it would be worth getting some to try this recipe, just make sure the lobster is steamed or cooked and shelled)
2 x cups of dry bread crumbs.
Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until almost done, you don’t want it overdone, just a couple minutes shy of the suggested cooking time. Drain.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, keep stirring the butter so that it doesn’t burn, then add the garlic and continue to stir until cooked. Then add the flour and stir constantly until it forms a thick paste, then add your white wine slowly, stir then add the regular milk and then the evaporated milk slowly.
Continue stirring, it should thicken a bit, then add the cheeses, and spices.
Cut your cooked lobster into bite sized pieces and add to the cheese mixture and stir until well mixed in. Add the cooked pasta and mix well.
Then pour into a 9 x 13 inch (or similar sized) casserole dish and sprinkle the bread crumbs on top and then place in your preheated oven and bake uncovered for approximately 30 minutes.
Let it sit for about 5 minutes before serving. This would make a great lobster side dish for another main event or it can be served as the main dinner, lunch or brunch. This is a great lobster recipe for using up leftover lobster.
You can change the cheese to flavours you prefer and this would change up the taste of the meal. You have many options with good old mac and cheese!
This is a really quick way to serve your leftover lobster for a lunch or light supper.
What you will need:
1 cup of cooked lobster that you have mashed or flaked with a fork
1 x tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
½ cup of celery thinly sliced
1/3 cup of mayonnaise (whatever brand you prefer)
Salt and black pepper to taste
Some mixed greens (these make the salad look great)
Take your cooked flaked lobster and mix with the lemon juice and then the celery (make sure the celery is thinly sliced).
Gently mix in the mayonnaise and salt and pepper (black freshly ground pepper works the best here if you have it)
Refrigerate until needed, and then scoop some of this mixture onto the mixed greens and serve with a fresh soft or crusty roll.
If you have a bit of cooked lobster leftover and like the idea of soup, then this would make a great first course for any meal, or the main course if served with a crusty roll for lunch.
Either way it is a great tasting way to eat leftovers! You could also exchange the lobster for other meats if you want to try something different, such as pieces of cooked fish or even chicken works in this bisque base.
What you will need:
1 x cup of chicken broth (either canned, packaged or homemade)
2 x medium onions, sliced
2 x tablespoons of butter
2 x tablespoons of flour
2 x cups of milk (your choice of full fat or 2% milk)
Salt and pepper to taste (black pepper or cayenne your choice)
1 x pound of cooked and cut up lobster meat
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Cook the sliced onions in approximately ¼ cup of the chicken broth in a skillet. This will take about 5 or 6 minutes.
While the onions are cooking in the skillet, get out a larger pot and melt the butter stirring constantly, once melted add the flour and stir until a paste forms.
Add the broth slowly and keep stirring, then add the milk, onion mixture, spices, and lobster meat slowly.
Heat through until almost boiling, but don’t let it boil or the milk will separate.
This lobster bisque recipe works well as a starter for any dinner meal, or as a meal on its own at lunch with a salad.
So, if you happen to have leftover lobster from that great dinner you had, or maybe you have seen lobster on sale in the grocery store that you would use to make one of these lobster recipes, you will enjoy these dishes. So, don't let that leftover lobster go to waste, include it in one of these lobster recipes and enjoy!
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