Healthy Lobster Recipes

Find healthy, delicious lobster recipes including grilled and baked and lobster tails. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Lobster & Corn Chowder

Rating: 5 stars
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The trick to making this healthy lobster chowder recipe have tons of rich flavor is to start with great fish stock. (The best is often in the freezer case at the supermarket.) Then cook the lobsters in the stock to intensify its flavor. There is no flour added in this healthy soup, so it's lighter than a typical creamy chowder--plus it's gluten-free.

Lobster Roll Dip

Rating: 5 stars
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This quick and easy summer appetizer turns all the simple flavors of a lobster roll into a warm and bubbling dip that's perfect for slathering on slices of baguette or fresh veggies.

Lobster Ravioli

Rating: 5 stars
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Who says a quick, easy dinner can't feel luxurious? This lobster ravioli recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make. It's quick enough for everyday, but worthy of a special occasion. Whip up this easy dinner on Valentine's Day or double it and serve it on a busy weeknight for the whole family to enjoy.

Maine Blueberry & Lobster Salad

This green salad recipe with berries is a delicious way to get your antioxidants. You can also try this salad with crab or shrimp if fresh lobster is hard to find. Serve with crusty garlic bread.

Arroz con Bogavante (Grilled Rice with Lobster)

Although popular in Spain, lobsters are actually imported from the United States, making this Valencian dish appropriate to replicate on American grills. For this take on paella, a single cooked lobster is presented in pieces on top of the seafood stock- and saffron-infused rice. Think of the lobster as an over-the-top garnish-each diner gets a little morsel of the crustacean, so you may want to serve this as a side dish, not the main event.
By Lorraine Allen

Lobster, Ginger & Scallion Stir-Fry

Andrea Nguyen, renowned author and cooking teacher, makes a mild stock for the stir-fry with the lobster shells. Freeze the leftover stock for up to a month and use it to make soup. If you don’t have a wok, fry the lobster in a medium saucepan and make the stir-fry in a large skillet.
By Andrea Nguyen

Lobster Niçoise Salad

Steamed lobster is a luxurious swap for tuna in this otherwise-classic, veggie-loaded Niçoise salad. In a pinch--or if you don't want to deal with a giant pot of boiling water on a steamy summer day--many supermarkets have freshly picked lobster meat at their seafood counter or in the freezer case. Serve with a warm baguette for lunch or dinner.

EatingWell Lobster Dipping Sauce

Dip your lobster in this lightened-up lobster butter sauce recipe to save about 125 calories and 11 grams saturated fat compared to dipping your lobster into straight melted butter.

Angry Lobster

Rating: 4 stars
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In this lobster recipe, pieces of lobster are roasted in a very hot oven with white wine, herbs and crushed red pepper to make a spicy sauce. The angry in the name most likely comes from the hot pepper, but some say cutting up the lobsters sets the tone for this dish. Serve with crusty bread to sop up the sauce and plenty of fresh napkins.

Baked Lobster Tails

Celebrate Valentine's Day—or any special date night—with this classic baked lobster tails recipe for two. Fresh or frozen lobster tails work well here and the recipe is easily doubled if you want the whole family to enjoy this simple yet decadent dinner.
By Liv Dansky

Lobster Roll Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

This amazing salad features grilled lobster, toasted bread croutons, salad greens, tomato, cucumber, and sweet red peppers, all served with a homemade bacon dressing.

Grilled Lobster Rolls

All around Maine's Penobscot Bay, lobster rolls set the standard for homey, simple, Down East fare. Uncooked lobster tails are available in the freezer section of most supermarkets.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Lobster Bisque

Rating: Unrated
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The secret to this richly flavored lobster bisque recipe lies in the shells from the lobster tail that get pureed into the soup itself. This is one appetizer soup that will really wow your guests! Be sure to strain the soup through a fine-mesh sieve twice to get the traditional smooth, creamy texture.

Broiled Lobster Tails

Rating: Unrated
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This easy holiday appetizer calls for lobster tails, the meatiest part of the lobster, which you can buy fresh or frozen. We've also included three easy and delicious compound butters to choose from to pair with the lobster meat: this recipe makes classic lobster thermidor butter, with the rich mix of Parmesan cheese, herbs and brandy; see Tips (below) to swap in an earthy porcini mushroom butter or a bright fennel and lemon butter.

Boiled Lobsters

Rating: 5 stars
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This boiled lobster recipe tells you all you need to cook lobster at home: a big pot, a pair of gloves to protect your hands, some lobster crackers (or kitchen shears) and small forks to help you get the sweet meat out of the shell. Plan on one 1- to 1 1/4-pound lobster per person. Store them for up to 24 hours in a ventilated container at the back of the bottom shelf of your refrigerator.