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What should I serve with lobster tails?

Started 1288919327.343 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1289331588.377 by Gloria

I have never served lobster to guests and I'm at a loss what to serve with it. Do I make some kind of rice, potatoes? What kind of veggie?

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Deb7771288919378.516929 PostsRegistered 6/25/2005

a rice dish and asparagus..

:)

AnneMary1288923992.44625 PostsRegistered 10/22/2008Anchorage, AK

I like that idea of a rice dish and asparagus......llloooove asparagras!!

How big are the lobster tails? If they're a little on the smallish side, don't skimp on the other foods: do baked potatoes with all the fixings: butter, sour cream, snipped chives, and/or finely shredded cheddar cheese.....asparagus, or a combo of some mixed steamed veggies, and of course, some warm rolls or "special" type bread from the bakery. Are you having a desert? Boy.....now you have me drooling for lobster, dripping with lemon butter and all that!!!! Yummo!!

jojobeans1288924418.5833333 PostsRegistered 6/5/2010

Baked potatos. Oh yummy! Yummy yummy yummy!

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AnikaBrodie1288932070.02314489 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008The state of mountains and valleys

Tossed salad and sugar peas would be awesome.

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whispy1288932973.1371531 PostsRegistered 8/2/2009

There have been a lot of great chowder recipes on here lately. I would start with one of them, with added lobster to tie to your main course.

Simple mashed potatoes as the starch, and blanched asparagus or green beans.

I think a citrus salad would work well to cut through the richness of the butter and highlight the lobster.

whispy

girlchef1288936653383 PostsRegistered 7/11/2010

I think either a nice rice pilaf with toasted almonds, or a twice baked potato.

Also either some steamed green beans or asparagus.

foodfaerie1288964837.633699 PostsRegistered 5/7/2010Birmingham,Alabama

Lobster steamed in lemon water. Portobello-asparagus risotto and a nice salad with baby greens and a citrus vinaigrette. Shave parmesan over rice and salad. Crusty bread. Clarified butter for dipping the lobster.

sdcowboy1288967059.76809 PostsRegistered 2/9/2009Palm Springs, Ca.

Lipitor!!!

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Chuckr1289066519.51162 PostsRegistered 1/2/2008Denver area

foodfaerie forgot:

The lobster 'bibs', nutcrackers, and the White wine... {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

USC Chick1289067561.27750 PostsRegistered 8/23/2007

Butter!!

just4me1289067762.52763 PostsRegistered 4/16/2005

Champagne

windycity11289067812.4377334 PostsRegistered 6/29/2008
On 11/4/2010 Deb777 said:

a rice dish and asparagus..

ita and LOTS of melted butter. YUM!!!

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brewhaha1289067848.15736717 PostsRegistered 1/14/2007Sitting in front of my computer
On 11/4/2010 Deb777 said:

a rice dish and asparagus..

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MaxieMoo1289068899.457869 PostsRegistered 5/5/2008

asparagus & a twice baked potato mmm

june11289123700.477518 PostsRegistered 10/21/2006

All of these suggestions are great - but wish you would have said WHO instead of WHAT ... I would have answered "pick me, pick me!!" {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Have fun with your dinner!

Sooner1289318326.88713860 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

To me, asparagus doesn't go with lobster. Lobster is sweet and asparagus is sort of bitter. I'd do a green salad and baked potato, or even a nice slaw and baked potato. Green peas would go I think if you want a traditional veggie since they are sort of sweet too. Good green beans with a tiny bit of onion and maybe a few bits of bacon would be hard to miss with too. Baked potatoes seem like the real winner here! And some good rolls as well.

I am odd I guess because I like lobster with lemon juice only and very little, if any, butter. I also like the green stuff in the body, so if you are cooking but not serving the bodies, I'll come over, sit in the kitchen with some crackers and have a feast! LOL!!

sometimesQ­VCjunkie1289318575.882728 PostsRegistered 5/12/2008

MELTED BUTTER!!!!!!!! :) That's it!

GoodStuff1289318787.4913598 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008

Something special for this very special meal! I like the idea of a rice dish -- maybe a wild rice blend with herbs and mushrooms. If you want to serve a green veggie, asparagus, sugar snap peas, whole baby green beans, or fresh spinach would be yummy choices. Pick your favorite, and prepare it very simply. For sure, you'll want a fresh mixed green or Caesar salad, a special dessert, and coffee.

I LOVE lobster! Hope you enjoy your delicious meal.

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Gloria1289319089.4534209 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 11/6/2010 MaxieMoo said:

asparagus & a twice baked potato mmm

ITA agree! I was going to suggest the potato. Restaurants tend to serve a baked potato or twice-baked potato w/ lobster. I am salivating just thinking of a buttery lobster tails. I like mine broiled a little well with lots of drawn butter. It has been a couple of years since I have had lobster, so I could splurge on the butter! Wink

Nicecupoft­ea1289321235.372350 PostsRegistered 12/28/2008
On 11/9/2010 Sooner said:

To me, asparagus doesn't go with lobster. Lobster is sweet and asparagus is sort of bitter. I'd do a green salad and baked potato, or even a nice slaw and baked potato. Green peas would go I think if you want a traditional veggie since they are sort of sweet too. Good green beans with a tiny bit of onion and maybe a few bits of bacon would be hard to miss with too. Baked potatoes seem like the real winner here! And some good rolls as well.

I am odd I guess because I like lobster with lemon juice only and very little, if any, butter. I also like the green stuff in the body, so if you are cooking but not serving the bodies, I'll come over, sit in the kitchen with some crackers and have a feast! LOL!!

What IS the GREEN STUFF in the body?

whispy1289324462.0631531 PostsRegistered 8/2/2009

I'll let you read it for yourselves. Go to "What's the green stuff." It's the tomalley

http://www.gma.org/lobsters/eatingetc.html

I think I'll pass.

whispy

Sooner1289324829.01713860 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 11/9/2010 nicecupoftea said:
On 11/9/2010 Sooner said:

To me, asparagus doesn't go with lobster. Lobster is sweet and asparagus is sort of bitter. I'd do a green salad and baked potato, or even a nice slaw and baked potato. Green peas would go I think if you want a traditional veggie since they are sort of sweet too. Good green beans with a tiny bit of onion and maybe a few bits of bacon would be hard to miss with too. Baked potatoes seem like the real winner here! And some good rolls as well.

I am odd I guess because I like lobster with lemon juice only and very little, if any, butter. I also like the green stuff in the body, so if you are cooking but not serving the bodies, I'll come over, sit in the kitchen with some crackers and have a feast! LOL!!

What IS the GREEN STUFF in the body?

The liver. Sometimes they are very mushy and aren't as good, but sometimes they are great! Also like to get a female with roe in it. There's lots of good lobster meat in the body and in the little legs, but you sort of have to work to get it.

Once a nice restaurant was trying to sell me a whole lobster and I told the waiter you'd have to let me eat it in the kitchen because people tend to get upset at some of the lobster parts I eat. He laughed and said "Yeah, I eat that stuff too!" LOL!! I don't do it very often now because it may contain certain metals or such. But sometimes I can't resist! It goes on a cracker. . .

Gloria1289331588.3774209 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 11/9/2010 nicecupoftea said:

What IS the GREEN STUFF in the body?

That stuff is gross! I only eat lobster tails, not the whole lobster. Too messy for me!

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