Side Dishes For Lobster Tails: Our Top Picks

Last Updated on August 24, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at our top picks for side dishes for lobster tails. While lobster tails are delicious on their own, sometimes you just want a little something extra on the side. There are so many amazing side dishes that go perfectly with lobster tails, and this post is going to show you how to make our top picks! Let’s take a closer look.

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What Are Lobster Tails?

I feel as though most people know what a lobster tail is! It’s exactly as it sounds – the tail of a lobster. Lobsters are incredibly expensive in comparison to some other seafood. This is because the demand for lobster has risen, but the population of lobster has decreased; hence the ever-rising prices. Lobster tails are still readily available, you just need to be prepared they’ll set you back a pretty penny!

Nutritional information of lobster tails

If you’re curious as to the nutritional value is when it comes to lobster tails, then we’ve got you covered. Each average 3oz serving contains the following:

  • Calories: 65
  • Fat: > 1g
  • Carbs: 0g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 108mg
  • Sodium: 360mg

Side Dishes For Lobster Tails

There are many simple side dishes to serve with lobster tails, as well as some slightly more exciting ones! Some of the most popular side dishes that work well with lobster tails are:

  • baked potato
  • corn on the cob
  • mac and cheese
  • steamed clam and mussels
  • biscuits
  • white rice
  • potato salad
  • pasta salad
  • clam chowder
  • lobster bisque

1) Mac And Cheese Recipe

Let’s start with mac and cheese! This is without a doubt my favorite side dish with lobster tails. It just works so well together. This recipe is inspired by one from All Recipes.

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Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard (dry)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 packet of elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 packet of American cheese (in strips)

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Cook the macaroni and prepare

Preheat your oven to 350F. Sauté onions in a pan with butter. After 2 minutes, add the flour and mix well. Now add the milk, salt, pepper, and mustard. Mix well until it boils and thickens. In a separate pan, boil a pan of salted water. Once boiling, add your pasta, cook for 8-10 minutes and drain. Add the cheeses to the milk mixture and mix until it melts.

Step 2: Bake the macaroni

Mix the sauce and macaroni together well. Pour into a baking dish and bake for around 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

2) Clam Chowder Recipe

BBC Good Food has the most incredible clam chowder recipe, that works incredibly well with lobster tails.

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Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1 1/2kg of clams
  • 50g of butter
  • 150g of cubed pancetta
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon of plain flour
  • 150ml of milk
  • 150ml of double cream
  • 2 cubed medium potatoes

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare the clams

Rinse and drain the clams in cold water. Add the clams to a pan with 500ml of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for around 2 minutes and drain the clams, reserving the stock for later. You should now be able to remove the clams from their shells with your hands. Strain the stock and leave to one side.

Step 2: Make the chowder

Add the butter to a bat, alongside the pancetta. Cook for around 3-4 minutes. Add the onion, bay leaf and cook on a medium-low heat for around 10 minutes. Add the flour and mix well. Then gradually add the milk, cream and stock. Mix well.

Step 3: Cook the potatoes

Add the cubed potatoes to the pan and leave around 10 minutes (or until cooked). Crush the potatoes with a fork, once softened. Add the clam meat, and add salt and pepper, to taste. Remove from heat, and serve. Enjoy!

3) Biscuits Recipe

Biscuits are a staple with seafood dishes. Salty Side Dish have the most delicious biscuits recipe.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of cubed butter
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
 

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Make the batter

Preheat your oven to 450F. Grab a bowl and add the baking powder, baking soda, flour and salt. Mix well. Now add the cold butter and mix well (a pastry blender would work well here). In the center of your bowl, make a hole and pour in the buttermilk. Mix until you have a sticky dough.

Step 2: Make the biscuits

Sprinkle some flour onto a surface and fold the dough. Do this no more than 8 times. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to around one inch thick. Use a biscuit cutter to make as many rounds as possible. It should make around 9.

Step 3: Bake the biscuits

Ensure the biscuits aren’t touching on your baking sheet. Place in the center of your preheated oven for around 13-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Conclusion

I hope this post has given you some ideas of side dishes for lobster tails. Lobster tails work well with many side dishes, but of course, the lobster will be the star of the show!

What’s your favorite side dish to accompany lobster tails? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

FAQs

What Vegetable Goes Good With Lobster Tail?

Green veggies are definitely the best accompanying vegetables with lobster tail. Asparagus, green beans and broccoli are my go-to choices.

What Side Dish Goes Well With Seafood?

From mac and cheese, to baked potato, to corn on the cob - there's a huge selection of sides that go well with seafood.

What Flavors Go Well With Lobster?

Other seafood goes well with lobster, as well as butter. Buttery lobster is incredible. Sage, parsley, thyme and rosemary are also flavors that work well.

Side Dishes For Lobster Tails

Side Dishes For Lobster Tails: Our Top Picks

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Today, we're going to be looking at our top picks for side dishes for lobster tails. While lobster tails are delicious on their own, sometimes you just want a little something extra on the side. There are so many amazing side dishes that go perfectly with lobster tails, and this post is going to show you how to make our top picks! Let's take a closer look.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard (dry)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 packet of elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 packet of American cheese (in strips)

Instructions
 

  • Cook the macaroni and prepare
    Preheat your oven to 350F. Sauté onions in a pan with butter. After 2 minutes, add the flour and mix well. Now add the milk, salt, pepper, and mustard. Mix well until it boils and thickens. In a separate pan, boil a pan of salted water. Once boiling, add your pasta, cook for 8-10 minutes and drain. Add the cheeses to the milk mixture and mix until it melts.
    2 tablespoons of butter, 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 2 cups of milk, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of mustard (dry), black pepper (to taste), 1 packet of elbow macaroni, 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, 1 packet of American cheese (in strips)
  • Bake the macaroni
    Mix the sauce and macaroni together well. Pour into a baking dish and bake for around 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
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