For the Love of Lobsters, Valentine’s Day Ideas
There is a lot to love about lobster, it is one of the most requested meals for Valentine’s Day! We’ll be providing some deliciously romantic lobster inspiration for every home cook’s level of kitchen expertise.
How did lobster become the #1 meal on Valentine’s Day?
A recent Harris Poll (market research consulting firm) asked 1000 adults whether lobster was ‘the food of romantics on Valentine’s Day’ and over 60% of the respondents said yes! But, how did this humble shellfish become the desire of all V-day plates? Well, there may be a few cupid culprits… Professional chefs attribute lobster’s love appeal to the intimacy of the dining experience, being a hand-held, sharable meal. Nutritionists credit the omega-3 fatty acids and their libido boosting properties towards lobster’s Valentine’s popularity. And, lastly, historians rely on ancient mythology. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was born of the sea and, by association, all the oceanic critters are symbols of love.
Lobster for Valentine’s Day… Homemade Mode
If you’re a whiz in the kitchen, these inspiring recipes are a great opportunity for you to flex those skills for your loved ones.
Lobster Main Course: Grilled Lobster Pasta with Creamy Pan Sauce
Grilling lobster results in super succulent meat infused with those wonderful smoky, charred flavors. This recipe uses our lobster meat, when you’re ready to meal plan and prep, gauge around 1-1 1/2 lbs per person. The creamy pasta sauce even uses the leftover lobster shells as a flavor infusion for a delicious and luscious meal.
Lobster Starter: Lobster Caprese Salad with Dill-Basil Vinaigrette
This Lobster Caprese Salad with Dill-Basil Vinaigrette serves up not only a hearty helping of lean protein, but a full serving of veggies too! The flavorful dressing infuses this salad with tart and tangy pops of vinegar, infused with fresh herbs and savory Italian spices.
Lobster for Valentine’s Day… Easy Mode
If you’re stretched for time (or are a little more timid in the kitchen), these are the easiest meal options for an equally romantic Valentine’s Day meal.
Lobster Main Course: Steamed Lobster Tails
Our mail order Maine lobster tails are a true delicacy, with rich white meat and a sweet, buttery flavor. Simply steam the lobster tails according to the instructions we supply with your shipment and serve with a little melted butter on the side…delicious!
Lobster Starter: Lobster Bisque
This authentic Maine lobster bisque is made with over 4oz of lobster meat simmered in lobster stock and mixed with thick cream, celery, onions, sherry, herbs, and spices. That’s a lot of lobster flavor packed into a soup!
Buy Maine Lobster Online
You can buy our Lobster Tails and Lobster Meat from our online store. All of Cameron’s Seafood lobsters and lobster meat comes from the crisp cold waters of Maine offering you 100% authentic Maine lobster-the best lobster on the market!
Show us your lobster love! Whether you use these Valentine’s Day recipe tips or have a romantic lobster-themed meal that you would like to share-we’d love to hear from you. Post your own Cameron’s Seafood dish on Instagram and tag us @cameronsseafoodonline. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter, we look forward seeing your creations.
About the author
Patterson Watkins is a professional chef with over 17 years of experience. With a robust career in restaurants, contract dining and catering (including 4 Summer Olympic posts preparing food for the athletes!) Patterson joined the Cameron’s Seafood team at the end of 2018 to concoct some delicious recipes with our premium seafood items as the centerpiece.