How to Make the Perfect Lobster Dinner for Two This Holiday Season
Whether you are having a quiet Christmas with your significant other, or you are looking for a lobster recipe to break up all the heavy meals during the holidays, lobster is a great option for a dinner for two during the festive season.
Choose your lobster carefully
There are many delicious options for lobster such as Pacific spiny and New England lobster. it is important to do your research and pick out the type of seafood that will suit your taste, and that of your dinner date before selecting your lobster.
Set the mood
A lobster dinner is something to be celebrated with the perfect ambiance. Depending on how you choose to prepare your lobster recipe, you may require a large amount of space to share a large platter. For this reason, it is often best to keep table decorations to a minimum and opt for warm lighting to set the mood.
Pair your lobster recipe with wine
A beautiful seafood dinner such as a lobster dish can be paired with a dry white wine to compliment the fresh seafood flavor. Pairing your lobster recipe with wine is a great way to show that you've made an effort to create the ultimate dining experience.
Opt for a mess-free lobster dish
Although lobster is often associated with cracking shells with heavy-duty tools and dipping the meat in melted butter, you may want to consider a more tidy dish like our stuffed lobster recipe for a holiday meal. Alternatively, you can prepare for a special evening by opening the shells for your dinner date, before their arrival.
Below we have provided a lobster boil recipe, perfect for a special holiday dinner.
- 3 gallons of water
- 2 large onions, quartered
- 10 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
- 2 lemons, quartered
- 2 oranges, quartered
- 5 stalks celery, quartered
- 4 tablespoons black pepper
- ½ c good quality sea salt
- 6 fresh jalapeno peppers
- 4 1 ½ pound fresh live lobsters
- Pour water into a large pot and add all ingredients except lobster.
- Boil for 20 minutes.
- Add lobsters and cover pot for 15 minutes.
- Remove lobsters. Serve and enjoy!