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Cooked Frozen lobster recipe

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Ultron Jan 10, 2014 07:49 AM

I have never cooked/used lobster at home before. I bought some cooked frozen lobster and not really sure what to do with it.
Any suggestions?

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    travelerjjm Jan 10, 2014 11:25 AM

    You could make lobster bisque. I wanted to get some for that purpose, but we can't get it here an more. I cooked some tails that were on sale and used those. Use "Better Than Buillioun" lobster stock instead of making your owjn and you will find it very good -- my guests did. I used the Joy of cooking recipe but used the stock from the jar and chopped tails. Everyone loved it!

    1. macca Jan 10, 2014 11:31 AM

      Lobster bisque is a good suggestion. You could also make lobster mac n cheese. I would not use it to make lobster salad, as frozen lobster is to wet to make a good lobster salad.

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        LorenzoGA Jan 10, 2014 01:12 PM

        lobster tacos or burritos

        1. Candy Jan 10, 2014 01:22 PM

          I made lobster stew last week with the same cooked frozen lobsters. I was disappointed. The lobster was way over cooked and was tough. I made stock first and reserved the meat for the stew. Then I made the stew with the stock and added the lobster when just about ready to serve. Over cooking was on the vendor end.

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            Ultron Jan 11, 2014 01:30 AM

            I've got a load of lobster so thinking of trying bisque and mac and cheese which is not dissimilar to lobster thermidor and I've had good lobster mac and cheese before so hopefully it turns out ok. Thanks for all the helpful tips.
            Intrigued by the burrito suggestion too, prawns lend themselves well to all manner of spices so I'm guessing lobster does too.

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              hotoynoodle Jan 11, 2014 08:01 AM

              you don't want to use it in anything that will require "cooking" vs. a dish that will just warm it. in other words, you'll be baking the lobster with the mac and cheese and so will wind up with tail meat that is stringy and dry. better off with something like a bisque where you just toss chunks in at the end to warm through on very gentle heat.

              and yes, it's a sweet shellfish so will lend itself to all sorts of flavors.

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                greygarious Jan 11, 2014 09:53 AM

                Lobster m&c will work if it's the sort where you make a cheese sauce, combine with pasta and (cold) cooked lobster, pushing it below the surface, and just bake/broil long enough to make a bubbly brown top. Won't work if it's a recipe that layers pasta & cheese and has milk poured over it, since that requires longer baking.

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                  hotoynoodle Jan 11, 2014 10:08 AM

                  lol, i think lobster mac & cheese is a travesty anyway. :)

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              foodieX2 Jan 11, 2014 10:18 AM

              Lobster omelets! One of my favorite things to with leftover lobster.

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                hotoynoodle Jan 11, 2014 10:27 AM

                we never have left-over lobster, lol, but a lobster-based eggs benny would be good too!

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                  foodieX2 Jan 11, 2014 10:29 AM

                  Lol! It like leftover wine. Who has leftover wine???

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                    hotoynoodle Jan 11, 2014 11:20 AM

                    totes.

                    but we also live in new england and get live lobster, dirt-cheap the last few years. i'd be far more careful with spendy tails, especially if already cooked and my other options were nil.

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                Springhaze2 Jan 11, 2014 10:29 AM

                Georgia Grille's Lobster Enchiladas uses precooked lobster. You can use chipotle pepper instead of going through the step of smoking the red pepper. These don't get baked, just assembled and placed under the broiler a few minutes.

                http://projects.eveningedge.com/recip...

                1. JMF Jan 13, 2014 08:06 AM

                  Lobster cakes, just like crab cakes but better. Use a recipe with only enough binders to hold nice big chunks together.

                  Is this Maine lobster? Or rock lobster?

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                    hotoynoodle Jan 13, 2014 03:17 PM

                    maine lobster cannot be sold as "tails". those come from warm water spiny lobsters.

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                      JMF Jan 13, 2014 04:42 PM

                      First, I didn't say anything about tails. The OP said "cooked, frozen lobster." Second, Maine lobster can be sold as tails. And often is, especially mail order. I lived in Maine, (although the term Maine lobster means Homarus americanus, the North Eastern seaboard lobster of North America,) and have friends who process lobster tails for sale. Fresh and frozen.

                      But I did ask if it was Maine lobster or spiny/rock lobster.

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                        hotoynoodle Jan 13, 2014 06:38 PM

                        woops. i saw cooked frozen lobster and assumed tails. my apology.

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                          coll Jan 14, 2014 05:09 AM

                          And I assumed just the meat itself, no shell. Especially as it is cooked, the only lobster tails I've seen come raw.

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                      Ultron Jan 14, 2014 03:24 AM

                      It's Maine lobster. As i know very little about lobster I'm not sure what the taste difference is

                    3. applgrl Jan 13, 2014 09:55 AM

                      I would find a good crab/artichoke dip (Food Wishes website has several) and substitute the lobster for the crab. Might heat the basics of the recipe in oven first, then stir the lobster in at the end and sprinkle with some cheese to just heat through.

                      mmmmmmmm

                      1. Cherylptw Jan 14, 2014 03:37 AM

                        Lobster ravioli, fettuccini or cooked sheets of pasta topped with a browned butter sauce and seasoned diced lobster, or even a warm seafood salad with the lobster, shrimp, mussels, calamari quickly sautéed in the butter sauce and spooned over pasta.

                        If you thaw and drain the lobster in layers of paper towels , you can pretty much use it in anything...mac & cheese included. I second the lobster cakes; serve with a nice remoulade and a glass of wine...perfect meal!

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