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Leftover lobster (incredible as that may be!)

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Made steamed lobsters for dinner last night and as unbelievable as it may seem, I have a fair amounf of tail and claw meat left over.

Anyone have a great idea for what to do with it (no lobster roll please).


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  1. You could get some dumpling wrappers and make really great shao mai. I'd add some cabbage, ginger and garlic, chop it all fine and either steam or quickly boil them. Don't forget the dipping sauce.


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    1. re: Westy

      How about tossed in an Asian-type salad with ginger lime dressing, mixed greens, watercress, peas, edamame, grated carrot, that sort of thing?

      1. re: melon

        Also sounds delicious. I love Asian flavors with shellfish. Maybe I'll save some and make a salad for lunch tomorrow.


    2. Funny, we had lobster last night too, and have some left over. We're having the leftovers in a nice tossed salad for lunch.

      1. I try to get up to the Northern coast of Maine with some friends every year if I can. We always have a big lobster feast one night (straight from the boats - my god, is it good). After dinner, I separate the scraps into meat and, well, scraps (including shells). I simmer the scraps forever to get a small amount of concentrated lobster stock. The next day, I saute shallots, add some Italian sausage, brown, add the lobster stock, cook through on a simmer, then add a whole bunch of cream, some minced sage, and the lobster meat. Allow to heat through and serve over pasta. It's insanely rich, but it's a once a year indulgence, and the only thing better than shellfish and pork is shellfish, pork and cream.

        1. Jambalaya, gumbo, paella, lobster fried rice, lobster risotto (using the lobster shells to make stock), tom yum soup, Lobster Newburg, Anne Rosenzweig's famous lobster club sandwich, stir-fried with ginger and scallions -- really you could use lobster in just about anything.

          1. Lobster risotto. I've never made it, so I don't have a recipe, but basically, make your favorite risotto and add healthy chunks of lobster meat. When I had it at a great restaurant, the lobster was on top of a saffron risotto...mmm...

            Whatever you do, enjoy!

            1. Add the chunks to scrambled eggs. My favorite breakfast.

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              1. re: FatBob

                I totally agree with the scrambled egg suggestion! We cook the eggs in the leftover lobster dipping butter, add the lobster meat, and sometimes a drizzle of white truffle oil at the end of cooking to finish it off.

                1. re: Marjorie


                  Can I come for brunch?

                  My wife decided during her first pregnancy that she didn't like lobster or truffle oil any more, and I don't get to play with either much any more...

                  1. re: Marjorie

                    That's it .... Sounds way too good to be true. Scrambled eggs with lobster. That will be dinner tonight!

                    Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.

                2. Lobster Alfredo!