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Discover 6 Wagon Wheel Lobster Treats

Lobster meat is a true delicacy known for its exquisite taste and tender texture. But did you know it can be used in two dishes beyond the classic lobster roll? From soups and salads to pasta and even tacos, the possibilities for incorporating lobster meat into your cooking repertoire are endless.



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Discover the Versatility of Lobster Meat in Various Dishes


Lobster meat is a true delicacy known for its exquisite taste and tender texture. But did you know it can be used in two dishes beyond the classic lobster roll? From soups and salads to pasta and even tacos, the possibilities for incorporating lobster meat into your cooking repertoire are endless.




The History of Lobster Meat From Humble Beginnings to Culinary Delicacy


Lobster meat, a delicacy often associated with fine dining and culinary extravagance, dates back centuries. Originally, lobsters were not a luxury but a readily available food source for Native American tribes and early European settlers along the North American coast. The lobster was so abundant that it was used as fertilizer and considered a 'poor man's food.'


In the 19th century, lobsters gained popularity among the affluent, and their reputation as a luxurious ingredient began to grow. This shift can be attributed to the development of more efficient lobster-catching methods and the growth of tourism along the New England coast, where lobster was readily available.


Today, lobster is celebrated in the culinary world for its sweet, delicate flavor and versatility. It can be used in various dishes, from classic lobster rolls, lobster bisque, and lobster chowder to more modern creations like lobster mac and cheese, lobster tacos, and lobster risotto. The tender, succulent meat pairs well with traditional and contemporary ingredients, making it a star in gourmet cuisine.


Lobster has also found its way into international dishes, adding a touch of luxury to paellas, sushi, and even pizzas. Its adaptable nature and ability to blend seamlessly with various flavors and cuisines have solidified its status as a culinary treasure.


Whether enjoyed as a simple and classic lobster tail or incorporated into elaborate dishes, lobster meat continues to symbolize culinary excellence, representing the evolution of a humble food source into a celebrated ingredient cherished by food enthusiasts worldwide.



Enjoy These 6 Lobster Treats From the Wagonwheel


Lobster Grit Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

Lobster Grit Cakes with Remoulade Sauce


Indulge in a luxurious culinary experience with our Warm Butter Lobster Meat served on a bed of golden grit cakes and topped with a velvety remoulade sauce. Succulent, tender lobster, infused with the richness of warm butter, rests atop crisp grit cakes for a delightful textural contrast. The crowning glory is the remoulade sauce.



Ingredients:


One cup of stone-ground grits

4 cups water

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Two tablespoons unsalted butter

Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Warm Butter Lobster:


One Pound Lobster Meat, cooked and chopped into bite-sized pieces

Four tablespoons unsalted butter

Two cloves garlic, minced

Two tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Salt and black pepper to taste

Juice of 1/2 lemon

For the Remoulade Sauce:


1/2 cup mayonnaise

Two tablespoons of Dijon mustard

Two tablespoons of whole-grain mustard

Two cloves garlic, minced

One tablespoon of capers, chopped

One tablespoon of fresh parsley chopped

One tablespoon of fresh chives chopped

One tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

One teaspoon hot sauce (adjust to taste)

Salt and black pepper to taste


Instructions:


For the Grit Cakes:


In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Gradually whisk in the grits while stirring to prevent lumps. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the grits are tender and have absorbed most of the liquid. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese and unsalted butter until thoroughly melted and the grits are creamy. Season the grits with salt and black pepper to taste.


Transfer the grits to a shallow dish and let them cool for about 30 minutes. Then, cover and refrigerate until they firm up (at least 2 hours or overnight).


Once the grits have been set, cut them into individual cakes using a biscuit cutter. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the grit cakes until they're golden brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side.


For the Warm Butter Lobster:


In a skillet, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about a minute until fragrant. Stir in the chopped lobster meat and cook for 2-3 minutes until the lobster is heated. Add the chopped parsley, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Stir well and keep warm.


For the Remoulade Sauce:


Whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, minced garlic, capers, parsley, Whisk chives, lemon juice, and hot sauce in a bowl in a bowl.

Season the sauce with salt and black pepper to taste. Adjust the hot sauce to your preferred level of spiciness.


To Serve:


Place a grit cake on each plate. Top the grit cakes with a generous serving of the

warm butter lobster. Drizzle the remoulade sauce over the lobster. Garnish with additional chopped parsley or chives, if desired.


Serve your Southern Grit Cake with Warm Butter Lobster and Remoulade Sauce immediately in a bowl, and enjoy this delicious Southern-inspired dish!


 

 Maine Lobster Rolls

Maine Lobster Rolls


Maine lobster rolls are a quintessential coastal treat, celebrated for their simplicity and exquisite flavor. These iconic sandwiches feature succulent chunks of sweet, tender Maine lobster meat lightly dressed with a touch of mayonnaise, a hint of lemon juice, and sometimes a sprinkle of chives




Ingredients:


For the Lobster Salad:


1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster meat (approximately four lobster tails)

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (adjust to taste)

Two celery stalks, finely chopped

1-2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped (optional)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


For Assembling:


4 New England-style hot dog buns (top-split and lightly toasted)

4-5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted. Lettuce leaves (e.g., Boston or Bibb lettuce) for lining the buns Additional chives for garnish (optional)

Lemon wedges for serving (optional)


Instructions:


Prepare the Lobster Meat:


Start by boiling or steaming the lobster tails until the shells turn red and the meat opaque. This should take about 8-10 minutes for 4-ounce. Let the lobster tails cool. Once cool, remove the meat from the shells and chop it into bite-sized pieces.


Make the Lobster Salad:


In a bowl, combine the chopped lobster meat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chopped celery, and chives (if using). Gently fold the ingredients until the lobster meat is evenly coated with the mayo mixture. Season the salad with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Adjust the lemon juice and seasoning according to your preference.


Toast the Buns:


Brush the inside of each New England-style hot dog bun with melted butter.

In a skillet over medium heat, toast the buns until golden brown. This step adds a delicious buttery flavor and helps prevent the buns from getting soggy.


Assemble the Lobster Rolls:


Line each toasted bun with lettuce leaves, which provide a crisp base for the lobster salad. Generously spoon the lobster salad into each bun, filling them with the delicious lobster mixture.


Garnish and Serve:


Garnish each lobster roll with additional chives for a desired pop of color and flavor. Serve your Maine Lobster Rolls with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the rolls. Enjoy your homemade Maine Lobster Rolls! They're best served fresh and can be accompanied by coleslaw, potato salad, or chips for a classic New England seafood meal.



 

 Lobster Bisque In A White bowl

Classic Lobster Bisque


Classic Lobster Bisque is a velvety soup renowned for its rich, creamy texture and deep, indulgent flavors. This elegant dish is made from a base of tender lobster meat, aromatic herbs, and a blend of vegetables. Simmered to perfection and enriched with cream, this bisque boasts a delightful balance of lobster's delicate sweetness and savory flavors.


Ingredients:


Two lobsters (1 1/2 to 2 pounds each)

Four tablespoons unsalted butter

One onion, chopped

One carrot, chopped

One celery stalk, chopped

One cloves garlic, minced

Two tablespoons of tomato paste

1/4 cup brandy or cognac

4 cups fish or seafood stock

1 cup dry white wine

Two sprigs of fresh thyme

Two bay leaves

One cup of heavy cream

Salt and white pepper to taste

Fresh chives or parsley for garnish


Instructions:


Prepare the Lobsters:


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add the lobsters and cook for 8-10 minutes until they turn bright red.

Remove the lobsters from the boiling water and let them cool.

Once they are cool enough to handle, crack the lobster shells and remove the meat. Set the heart aside. Save the lobster shells and any juices that collect while you work.


Make Lobster Stock:


In a large pot, melt two tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat.

Add the lobster shells and any collected juices, along with the chopped onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Sauté for 10 minutes until the vegetables are softened and the shells become aromatic.


Stir in the tomato paste and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Pour in the brandy or cognac and let it simmer for a few minutes, allowing the alcohol to cook off. Add the fish or seafood stock, white wine, thyme sprigs, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 30 minutes.


Strain the stock through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl, pressing on the solids to extract all the liquid. Discard the solids.


Prepare the Bisque:


Melt the remaining two tablespoons of butter in the same pot over medium heat.

Add the lobster meat and sauté briefly until it's heated through.

Pour in the strained lobster stock and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.

Use an immersion blender to puree the mixture until smooth. Alternatively, you can use a regular blender, but let the mixture cool slightly before blending and do it in batches. Return the bisque to the pot over low heat.


Finish the Bisque:


Stir in the heavy cream and gently simmer the bisque for 10-15 minutes until it thickens slightly. Season the bisque with salt and white pepper to taste.


Serve:


Ladle the lobster bisque into bowls.

Garnish with fresh chives or parsley.

Serve hot, and enjoy your homemade Lobster Bisque!

This luxurious soup is perfect for special occasions or when you want to treat yourself to a taste of gourmet dining at home.



 

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese is the epitome of comfort food elevated to gourmet heights. This delectable dish combines tender, succulent chunks of lobster meat with creamy, velvety macaroni and cheese. The rich, savory cheese sauce envelops the lobster, creating a harmonious union of flavors and textures.



Ingredients:


8 ounces of elbow macaroni or your favorite pasta

Two lobsters (1 1/2 to 2 pounds each)

Four tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups whole milk

One cup of heavy cream

Two cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

Salt and black pepper to taste

1/4 cup breadcrumbs (optional for topping)

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


Instructions:


Prepare the Lobsters:


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add the lobsters and cook for 8-10 minutes until they turn bright red.

Remove the lobsters from the boiling water and let them cool.

Once they are cool enough to handle, crack the lobster shells and remove the meat. Cut the lobster meat into bite-sized pieces and set it aside.


Cook the Pasta:


Cook the elbow macaroni or pasta according to the package instructions until it's al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.


Make the Cheese Sauce:


In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

Stir in the flour to create a roux, and cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly golden.

Gradually whisk in the milk and heavy cream, ensuring no lumps.

Cook and whisk until the mixture thickens, about 5-7 minutes.


Add the Cheese:


Reduce the heat to low and gradually add the shredded cheddar, Gruyère, and grated Parmesan cheese to the sauce, stirring until the cheese is melted and smooth. Season the cheese sauce with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to taste.


Combine Lobster, Pasta, and Cheese Sauce:


Stir the cooked lobster meat and pasta into the cheese sauce, ensuring everything is well coated. Bake (Optional). Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Transfer the lobster mac and cheese mixture to a greased baking dish.

If desired, sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top for a crispy crust.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the mixture is bubbly.


Serve:


Garnish your Lobster Mac and Cheese with chopped fresh parsley.

Serve hot, and enjoy this creamy, cheesy, and luxurious dish!

Lobster Mac and Cheese is perfect for special occasions or when you're craving comfort food with an elegant twist. It's a crowd-pleaser combining the best of both worlds – lobster, macaroni, and cheese.

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Lobster Tacos with Margarita

Amazing Lobster Tacos


Lobster Tacos are a culinary delight that marries the flavors of the sea with the vibrancy of Mexican cuisine. These tacos feature succulent pieces of lobster, often sautéed or grilled to perfection. The lobster is nestled in warm tortillas and paired with an array of fresh, zesty toppings like salsa, avocado, cilantro, and lime



Ingredients:


For the Lobster Filling:


Two lobsters (1 1/2 to 2 pounds each)

Two tablespoons unsalted butter

Two cloves garlic, minced

One teaspoon of chili powder

Juice of 1 lime

Salt and black pepper to taste

Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish


For the Slaw:


2 cups thinly sliced cabbage (green or red)

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

One jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Juice of 1 lime

Two tablespoons mayonnaise

Salt and black pepper to taste


For Assembling:


Eight small corn tortillas warmed with Sliced avocado Lime wedges for serving Instructions:


For the Lobster Filling:


Prepare the Lobsters:


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add the lobsters and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until they turn bright red.

Remove the lobsters from the boiling water and let them cool.

Once they are cool enough to handle, crack the lobster shells and remove the meat. Cut the lobster meat into bite-sized pieces and set it aside.


Sauté the Lobster:


In a skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.

Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in the chili powder and cook for another minute. Add the lobster meat to the skillet, drizzle with lime juice and season with salt and black pepper. Sauté the lobster for 2-3 minutes until it's heated and coated with the garlic and chili. Remove from heat and set aside.


For the Slaw:


Prepare the Slaw:


Combine the thinly sliced cabbage, red onion, chopped jalapeño, and fresh cilantro in a mixing bowl.


Make the Slaw Dressing:


In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lime juice and mayonnaise.

Season the dressing with salt and black pepper to taste.


Toss and Chill:


Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss everything together until well combined. Refrigerate the slaw for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.


To Assemble the Lobster Tacos:


Warm the corn tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave until they are pliable.

Place a generous spoonful of the prepared slaw onto each tortilla.

Top the slaw with the sautéed lobster meat. Garnish the lobster tacos with sliced avocado and fresh cilantro leaves. Serve the tacos with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.


Enjoy your homemade Lobster Tacos! They're a refreshing and flavorful seafood twist on traditional tacos, perfect for a special meal or whenever you crave the delicious combination of lobster and Mexican-inspired ingredients.


A great cocktail to serve with Lobster Tacos is a Margarita. The bright, zesty flavors of a Margarita perfectly complement the seafood and Mexican-inspired elements of the tacos.

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Classic Margarita

Here's a Classic Margarita Recipe



The Classic Margarita is a timeless cocktail that embodies the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and salty flavors. This iconic drink comprises simple but essential ingredients: tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur.





Ingredients:


2 oz Tequila

1 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau

1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 oz simple syrup (adjust to taste)

Ice

Lime wedges for garnish

Salt (optional for rimming the glass)


Instructions:


Rim the Glass (Optional): You can rim the glass with salt. To do this, rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass to moisten it, then dip the edge in a shallow salt dish.


How To Mix the Cocktail:


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, Triple Sec or Cointreau, freshly squeezed lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds until well chilled.


Strain and Serve:


Strain the Margarita mixture into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice.


Garnish:


Garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy: Sip and savor your Margarita alongside your Lobster Tacos for a refreshing and balanced pairing.


Feel free to adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less simple syrup to suit your taste. You can also make variations of Margaritas, such as adding fruit puree (like mango or strawberry) for a fruity twist. Cheers to a fantastic seafood meal with the perfect cocktail accompaniment!


Lobster Salad

For the Lobster Salad:


Lobster Salad is a luxurious dish showcasing lobster's delicate and sweet flavors. Tender chunks of lobster meat are the star of this creation, often paired with a medley of fresh, crisp ingredients such as lettuce, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes.





Ingredients:


Two lobsters (1 1/2 to 2 pounds each)

1/2 cup mayonnaise

Two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

One celery stalk, finely chopped

Two tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

Salt and black pepper to taste

Butter lettuce leaves for serving


Lobster Salad Dressing:


1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Two tablespoons white wine vinegar

One teaspoon of Dijon mustard

One teaspoon honey

Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:


For Cooking and Preparing the Lobsters:


Prepare an Ice Bath: Fill a large bowl with ice and water. Set it aside.


How To Cook the Lobsters:


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add the lobsters and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until they turn bright red.

Remove the lobsters from the boiling water using tongs and immediately place them in the prepared ice bath to stop cooking.


Remove Lobster Meat:


Crack the shells and remove the lobster meat once the lobsters are cool enough to handle. Cut the lobster meat into bite-sized pieces and set it aside.

For the Lobster Salad:


Prepare the Dressing:


Whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Set the dressing aside.


Make the Salad:


Combine the cooked lobster meat, mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, chopped celery, and chopped chives in a large bowl.


Drizzle the dressing over the lobster mixture and gently toss everything together until well coated. Season the salad with additional salt and black pepper to taste.


To Serve:


Plate with Lettuce:

Arrange butter lettuce leaves on serving plates.


Add Lobster Salad:

Spoon the lobster salad onto the lettuce leaves.


Garnish:

Garnish with additional chives or a lemon wedge if desired.

Serve: Serve your Lobster Salad as an appetizer or a light and elegant main course. It's perfect for a special occasion or any time you want to enjoy lobster's exquisite taste.


Enjoy your homemade Lobster Salad!


Now that you have these irresistible recipes, it's time to bring a taste of Maine into your kitchen. Whether you enjoy a classic lobster roll, sipping on elegant bisque, or lobster mac and cheese, these recipes impress your family and friends. Bon appétit!


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