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The only thing better than having a great meal is having leftovers the next day. That being said, not every dish tastes as good reheated, making it difficult to know what to do with all those leftovers.
Luckily, there are things you can do with your leftover lobster to turn them into a delicious new meal.
Here Are Five Meals Ideas You Can Make Using Leftover Lobster
Lobster is one of those meals that can be easily used in a number of different dishes the next day to make sure you don’t let any go to waste.
1. Lobster Roll
Whether you live on the coast or have to get lobster from Maine delivered to your house, lobster is an incredible delicacy that you definitely won’t want to waste.
Lobster rolls are a classic go-to for leftover lobster because they’re easy to make and delicious.
Making the filling for a lobster roll is really similar to making a tuna salad or chicken salad. Simply combine your leftover lobster meat with mayo, celery, and a bit of lemon.
Next, load your filling into a toasted hot dog bun with some lettuce and tomato and serve with a side of potato chips for the perfect quick lunch.
2. Lobster Mac and Cheese
Nothing says comfort food like lobster mac and cheese. This decadent and hardy dish is a great twist on the classic mac and cheese and may even convince your kids to try seafood.
The only difference between lobster mac and cheese and classic mac and cheese is, of course, the lobster, meaning you can just toss your leftovers into your favorite mac and cheese recipe.
Try putting your meal into a casserole dish and throw it in the oven to broil for a few minutes to get a crunchy layer of baked cheese on top.
3. Lobster Salad
You don’t have to follow a strict recipe to make a delicious lobster salad, and it could be as simple as throwing some leftover meat on top of your favorite salad mix.
Whatever way you make it, this refreshing meal is a really easy way to use up those leftovers and giving them a new life.
4. Lobster Bisque
Lobster bisque is the perfect meal to transition from summer to fall because it’s warm and hardy but still has the essence of summer that lobster holds.
While the name bisque makes this dish sound super fancy, it’s actually quite easy to make. If you’re used to making soups, this one is not that different. You’ll need butter, mirepoix (a mix of chopped celery, carrot and onion), tomato paste and garlic. Flour and cream will help thicken everything up before you add in wine and lobster stock to bring the soup to life.
5. Lobster Pasta
Like with a lobster salad, your options are pretty endless when it comes to lobster pasta. You can use either spaghetti, fettuccini or linguini and add as much butter, garlic and tomato sauce as you see fit.
If you have any other seafood on hand, you could throw that in too.