Here are 12 unique sides for a lobster dinner. Whether you make boiled lobster, steamed lobster tails, grilled lobster, or sauteed lobster, these are the best side dishes that will keep you coming back for more.
1. Butter Roasted Golden Potatoes
These butter-roasted baby Yukon gold potatoes are the perfect side dish to balance out the sweetness of the lobster. This hearty side dish is simple to make using only three ingredients: herbs, potatoes, and butter. Some other great potato side dish recipes are potato salad, a simple baked potato, or boiled lemon red potatoes.
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2. Stovetop Truffle Mac and Cheese
This quick and easy stovetop mac and cheese is a delicious pasta recipe with basic ingredients: macaroni elbows, shredded cheese, milk, flour, and truffle oil. Truffle mac and cheese is the perfect accompaniment to lobster rolls.
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3. Baked White Mac and Cheese
Another great mac and cheese recipe is this baked white mac and cheese with a panko parmesan cheese crust. This is an easy recipe to serve as a side dish for whole lobster.
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4. Steamed Mussels or Fried Calamari
Steamed mussels and fried calamari are the best sides for lobster bisque. This fried calamari is a hearty Italian dish that's the perfect combination for the taste of lobster. The secret to this 15-minute calamari recipe is frying the flour-coated calamari in olive oil rather than vegetable oil. Serve with some fresh lemon wedges.
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5. Fresh Persian Shirazi Salad
Shirazi salad is a freshly chopped cucumber salad made with cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, lemon juice, dried mint, and olive oil. This simple side is the perfect balance for meaty lobster tails. Another great salad recipe to try is a classic Caesar salad.
Try this chopped Persian shirazi salad.
6. French Baguette Garlic Bread
French baguette garlic bread is a great way to turn a plain French baguette into something special. Make homemade garlic butter using crushed garlic cloves, melted butter, and salt. Slather the garlic butter mixture in between bread slices and bake. This easy garlic bread recipe is a great side dish for lobster and new england clam chowder.
7. Homemade French Fries
Homemade french fries are a great option for a lobster meal because they are simple and delicious. Use white potatoes or sweet potatoes. Just peel the potato, and slice it into fries. Then deep-fry them in oil. Place the french fries on a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle sea salt.
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8. Simple Garlic Butter Sauce
This simple dipping sauce has fresh parsley, crushed garlic, fresh lemon juice, butter, and salt. Nothing beats a delicious garlic butter dipping sauce for seafood dishes.
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9. Shrimp Cocktail
For a special occasion, serve your lobster main course with a steamed shrimp cocktail. Perfectly steamed shrimp is cooked gently, resulting in delicate, tender shrimp. Homemade cocktail sauce is prepared using basic ingredients.
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10. Butternut Squash Pasta
Butternut squash pasta is an excellent alternative to pasta salad. It's creamy and flavorful, made using butter-roasted sage, roasted garlic, roasted butternut squash halves, and mascarpone cheese.
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11. Parmesan Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta
This 20-minute garlic butter shrimp pasta recipe uses fresh herbs, spinach, garlic butter, shrimp, and pasta. Whip up this fancy dinner quickly and serve it with lobster meat.
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12. Sautéed Garlic Butter Shrimp
Sautéed garlic butter shrimp is an easy pan-fried shrimp recipe that tastes delicious. Add some cayenne pepper to this light side dish recipe to turn up the heat.
Try this quick and easy sauteed garlic butter shrimp.
Boiled Lobster Tails
Looking for an easy way to make lobster? This easy-boiled lobster recipe is the quickest way to make lobster with any lobster tail size ranging from 4 ounces to 20 ounces.
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Steamed Lobster Tails With Garlic Butter
Steamed lobster tails are not rubbery or overcooked. Steaming allows the lobster to cook delicately, resulting in a decadent meal. Serve this steamed lobster with garlic butter sauce.
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Roasted Lemon Steelhead Trout
Lemon roasted steelhead trout is a delicious fish recipe that takes little time. Roast seasoned steelhead trout on top of sliced onions. Add sliced lemons to keep the fish moist as it bakes delicately in the oven. Serve with some mashed potatoes or a simple salad.
Check out this steelhead trout with garlic butter sauce.