Surely everyone has a taste and preference for using different lobster spices. But did you know that every single seasoning makes a big difference in lobster dishes? Let's learn about these herbs, spices and how to use them to season your lobster tails with Fishermen's Net!
18 Types Of Herb And Spice
- Bay Leaves
- Caraway Seeds
- Cayenne Pepper
Herbs For Lobster Dish
The aroma of bay leaves is similar to oregano or thyme. With floral and bitter tastes, bay leaves have a feature flavor that can boost the lobster’s natural sweetness.
Contains playful and spicy flavor, paprika is one of many choices to spice up your lobster seasonings. Warm and peppery, paprika increases the excitement and exotic taste of your lobster dish if it is used in moderation.
Thyme is one of the herbs that bring back a subtle, dry and has a slightly minty taste. It can be said that thyme is a classic, fresh and flexible spice that accentuates the taste of a very delicate and gentle lobster.
Deliver a delicate, light and bittersweet, tarragon is an aromatic and unique spice that will leave a mark on your dish. Toss it into the sauce and serve it as a side dish with your lobster dinner.
Rosemary is an almost indispensable herb for lobster dishes. It gives a distinctive aroma, especially complementing the classic lobster dish in a gentle and unique way.
A sweet and savory herb with a bit of mintiness, basil is an aromatic that adds a Mediterranean touch of green flavor to your lobster. Moreover, it is flexible to flawlessly combine with other flavors and remains the delicate balance of the lobster’s original flavor.
Although parsley is not the tastiest herb, it has a strong enough flavor to make various lobster dishes become more delectable, even lobster rolls. Parsley is a mild green herbaceous note with a little bitterness, and can be used to decorate your lobster meal. With its color, parsley can add some bright green for contrast with the pale mayonnaise.
A delicate herb but can leave a marked flavor resembling onion. Chives add a mild, delicious zing to your cream sauces or marinades for your lobster dish. They are also great for completely combining with simple butter sauces.
Combining these herbs in lobster mac and cheese will both balance the richness and increase the aroma of the dish.
Sweet and aromatic, these little seeds pack can create an explosion in flavor. Tiny caraway seed can make your dish change a lot. Therefore, ensure to use a teaspoon or less in your recipe to add the right amount of flavor without overloading the lobster.
Same as caraway seeds, dill is lemony, sweet and a little bitter with a touch of celery and anise in its flavor. Flexible and aromatic, Dill is a delicate choice for the tastiest lobster dish.
Lemongrass - a special herb that brings citrusy, minty and tangy without bitterness. This is an ideal spice for adding to sauce, especially if you are cooking an Asian-style lobster.
If you need to deliver something special to your dinner, maybe mint is a good choice to toss into your lobster sauce. Mint can bring a fresh and noticeable tang to your meal. However, use it carefully, avoid the abuse that leads to overpowering your lobster.
One of the most classic choices should be to attend to your lobster meal, sage has an aromatic and astringent flavor. The taste of sage can add a touch of warmth to your lobster dish, or more simply, it can create a different experience in your sauce.
Besides using paprika, you can choose cayenne pepper. The sweetness of the lobster blends perfectly with the spiciness of the cayenne pepper. A hint of spicy from cayenne peppers will make your lobster plate burst of flavor. But pay attention when using this spice to bring its flavor to another level.
The Best Lobster Spices
Celery - a common spice that you will see in any lobster rolls. This is an important ingredient in mayonnaise-based sandwich fillings like chicken salad, egg salad, and tuna salad. Lobster rolls are basically lobster salad sandwiches. The savory grassiness of celery can deliver a little umami quality and increase the lobster roll’s creamy filling while also giving it a little crunch.
You will rarely see a savory recipe that uses vanilla, one of the very few ones is lobster with vanilla sauce. This plate is called langouste a la Vanille in Comoros Islands where this dish is the national dish. This plate should be made with genuine Madagascar vanilla beans, not the vanilla extracted if you want to try the authentic flavor. Vanilla is used to create a fragrance sweetness for rich cream and wine sauce. This will add to the lobster a gentle flavor.
A herb belongs to the Allium family, which includes both onions and garlic. You can find elements of both onions and garlic in the flavor of shallot. Those flavors make this spice become an excellent complement for lobster. Shallot is usually used in traditional lobster dishes like Lobster Thermidor and lobster in vanilla sauce.
You will see that mustard is an essential ingredient for lobster Thermidor dishes. Moreover, it is also the key spice in mayonnaise, which is an important part of lobster rolls. You can see mustard seeds in the many recipes, especially for grilled lobster tails. The tanginess and mild heat from mustard can boost the mildness of lobster dishes. Alternatively, you can use it for balancing out the richness of the creamy sauces and butter whenever you cook the shellfish.
Read more: How To Cook Fresh Lobster Tail At Home
Adjust Spices For Lobster-serving Occasions
In any dish, everyone has their own taste, but in some special situations, the spices you use will depend on the occasion to adjust the tastes accordingly. If you don’t know, let’s learn how to pick the perfect spices for your lobster dinner. The below are 4 ideas to change spice for your special meal:
To create a meal for your family and friends with boiled lobster, you can cook it with a large pot filled with water. Then, add some ingredients such as sweet corn, potatoes, clams and sausages. For any comforting occasions with Maine-style lobster meals, you will want to choose some simple lobster spices. For mild flavors, try your boiled lobster with a simple lemon and butter sauce, or maybe combine it with some chives.
Otherwise, if you want a little spicier, try to toss your sauce or lobster with the slightest amount of paprika or cayenne pepper. Those options will combine flawlessly with cooked garlic and onions for a simple dinner with a comforting touch.
Lobster BBQ In Backyard
If suddenly you want to eat grilled lobster on the weekend, all you need to do is make your food a little sweet and spicy. Try to toss some garlic powder, lemon juice and paprika to make your barbecue meal more comfortable. Citrus and hot spice will make a great choice for an indoor or outdoor lobster bake. Tossing some BBQ sauce according to your own recipe to make a flavorful side dish.
Fine Dining On A Special Occasion
Are you going to host a fancy dinner on a holiday? Maybe you want to aim for an upscale meal to impress your diner, right? The best choice is keeping your lobster spices delicate! If you want to stay simple, stick with lemonade and melted butter, or toss some garlic with melted butter. Then, season the lobster with a subtle blend of classic spices such as sage, rosemary, thyme and parsley. Moreover, you can complement it with tarragon marinade or cream sauce. Adding a bit of mint and basil also can make it tastier.
Summer Cookout With Friends
You want to hold a party in the summer with friends, choose your spices to complement grilled lobster and a summer spirit. A garlic parsley butter sauce is tasty when spread over frilled, or steamed lobster for a mild but creamy taste. Otherwise, choose a spicy citrus butter sauce for an especially summery touch. You can also serve grilled lobster with a few fresh sauces for your guest to choose from.
Some Lobster Seasoning Recipes To Taste
If you are a diner who likes a subtle taste, it doesn't mean your dish must be dull! Use white wine honey garlic butter lobster recipe to see that! Below are what you will need to prepare for your lobster meat:
- ½ small white onion (slice into four wedges)
- ¼ cup of honey
- ⅓ cup of white wine
- ½ cup of melted butter
- 6 cloves crushed garlic
- 2 tbsps of lemonade
- 2 tbsps of parsley
- Salt and pepper (for seasoning)
Now, let’s get started to make your subtle lobster! Saute garlic, butter and white wine with a small pan, adding lemonade, honey, salt and pepper, then stir them until they combine. After that, simmer and reduce heat slightly, and brush your lobster with the mixture. Place an onion wedge over the meat, and season it with salt and pepper before broiling. After the meat has firmed, pour the remaining sauce over it with parsley for a savory treat. Serve lobster tail with a lemon wedge as a side dish.
You want your lobster to become hotter and spicier? Try this Cajun-style garlic lobster dish to satisfy your craving. These are your needed ingredients:
- 6 tbsps of melted butter
- 4 - 6 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 lemon (sliced into wedges)
- ½ tsp of Old Bay
- ½ tsp of cajun spice
Now, combine your garlic with melted butter and pour it over the uncooked lobster tails. Squeeze lemonade on the top of the lobster and dust them with a hearty helping of your cajun spice with Old Bay. Then cook the lobster tails, this will make your friends impressed!
Or you can use this recipe to Jumbo lobster as well, just adjust the amount of seasoning. Jumbo live Maine lobster for sale now in Fishermen's Net.
Sweet And Spicy
Have you ever been intrigued by the balance of tangy and spice in a sauce? Try this mixture Thai Coconut Spicy Lobster dish. Have a look at what you will need:
- 1 lemon (sliced into wedges)
- 1 tsp of garlic
- 1 tsp of lemongrass paste
- 1 tbsp of hot chili sriracha sauce
- ¼ cup of sweetened toasted coconut
- 4 tbsps of melted butter
Now, toss your butter with sriracha, lemongrass paste, lemonade and garlic in a small bowl. Then, use the brush to sweep this mixture on the lobster tails before baking it. Pour the remaining mixture over the cooked lobster and sprinkle with toasted coconut for a sweet, spicy lobster meal.
Herb And Butter
Nothing can be more classic than a savory herb and butter sauce combined with lobster meat. This is how to cook a traditional, tempting herb compound butter lobster plate:
- ½ lb unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of minced garlic
- 1 tsp thyme (chopped)
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1sp ground black pepper
To prepare this plate you need to melt butter in a small saucepan. Then, saute for about half a minute with garlic until fragrant, and transfer to a mixing bowl to combine with thyme, rosemary and black pepper. Let it cool until it begins to solidify, after that you can roll the herbed butter in plastic wrap, shape it into a log form and put it into the refrigerator for 2 hours. Now, it's time to season your lobster tails, use the herbed butter to brush over the tail before grilling and basting the tails.
This is today’s article, it’s all about the best spices for lobster dinner. Fishermen’s Net hopes this information can give you some useful advice for your special dinner!
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