Bubba of Lobster


Remember Bubba in Forrest Gump? He prided himself on how many dishes he could make with shrimp.  Well, I’m taking him on when it comes to lobster!  

I can grill it, steam it, make lobster bisque and lobster stew.  

I can make lobster rolls, ravioli, enchiladas and tacos.  

Want a lobster salad or omelet?  Come on over.  It’ll be ready in a few minutes.  All I have to do is run to the fish market or catch one of the boats just coming in to pick up a few lobbies.

Oh, there’s lots more to whet your appetite, and I’ll give you one of the best, lobster risotto.  It’s not  difficult  to make, especially if you buy the lobster already cooked and shelled, and I promise you it is a dish your family will want again and again and dinner guests will rave over.


lobster risottoLobster Risotto

1 t. olive or vegetable oil

4 T. unsalted butter

2 shallots, finely chopped

1 1/2 c. arborio rice

1/2 t. cayenne pepper

1/3 c. dry white vermouth (white wine will work, too)

6-6 1/2 c. chicken stock, heated

8 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered (can be omitted if

you aren’t crazy about tomatoes or don’t have them on hand)

2-3 T. cream (I use heavy but whipping is OK)

2 c. lobster meat cut into chunks

2 T. dill

salt/white pepper

Heat oil and half the butter in large pan over medium heat. Add

shallots and cook til softened. Add rice and cayenne; stir for

about 2 minutes til rice is well coated with oil and butter.

Add vermouth (or wine) and about 1 c. of broth. Stir til stock

is absorbed. Continue the stock addition til all is gone. This

takes about 20-25 minutes. I’ve found you don’t have to

constantly stir, but keep an eye on the risotto so it doesn’t

cook dry. It should have a creamy texture and be tender but

firm to the bite.

Stir in tomatoes and cream and cook for about 2 minutes.

Add the cooked lobster, remaining butter and dill and cook til

lobster is heated through.

Enjoy! The recipe makes  4-6 servings. You don’t need

anything with this but a green salad and a yummy bread.

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17 thoughts on “Bubba of Lobster

  1. I actually own a cookbook called The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Cookbook. Ha! Your recipes look sooo mouthwatering that I had to resist mightily to keep from licking my computer’s screen. I can’t wait to try your risotto recipe! MMMMM! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Can I come to your house for dinner?

    And lunch, too??

    😉

  3. ok, I’m back… had to run to get a paper towel, just drooled on my laptop! I miss all the lobster we could eat from the traps we had living on Cape Cod soooo many years ago. Florida lobster, ugh!

    1. Florida lobster is not as good as Maine lobster but it is fun to go to the Keys during that short week when you can catch them yourself.

  4. We did a trip to Maine in 1999 with my parents. I remember eating seafood every evening meal once we hit Boston & it was delicious! My first & only time to eat lobster was in Bar Harbour & that was the only thing I wasn’t too crazy about. I think it was just steamed or boiled & what got me was the cracking it open! But what an experience. We spent 2 nights in a bed & breakfast in Bar Harbour & a couple of nights in Kennebunkport. I fell in love with Maine on that trip & hope to return someday. (And we arrived on the tailwinds of Hurricane Floyd!)

  5. Linda, that lobster roll has me drooling…sure wish I could get top split hotdog rolls here on the plains…too bad they are just a New England gem!

  6. Linda, for many years I vacationed in Maine every summer. Lobster in any form is my absolute favorite meal! Great post!!

    1. Would you believe a couple of weeks ago I had something made with lobster 6 times!

  7. That looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. Have been fortunate enough to enjoy this lobster risotto. Simply delicious! Hope I can produce it with the ease that you do, Linda!

  9. I love lobster! I am lucky as I can buy live Maine lobsters at a local store. Thye will steam and clean them for me for free. Wonderful “L’ word –I’m still catching up on Jenny’s event!

  10. Love your L…Lobster is a rare treat for us! Your risotto has me drooling! I ‘ve had the chance to visit Maine, I bet it’s LOTS better there 🙂

  11. Now now..I want lobster, but they don’t come that fresh or cheap around my town. Your dishes are just so yummy looking..I can sniff them through the screen!

  12. I’ll be right over. I love lobster!

    – The Tablescaper

  13. The idea of putting dill in a lobster risotto recipe is brilliant. I bet that is beyond delicious!

    I copied this link into my recipe folder to try when we next have company!

    I think that lobster sign in the first picture needs to be hanging outside your door, girl!

    Thanks for a lovely lobster link this week.

    A+

  14. Yummy post!

    So glad I found you through the “All Kinds of Artists” Artist blog hop!
    I am your newest blog follower. 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

    I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

    Best,
    Mary C. Nasser
    http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

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