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Top 3 Lobster Dishes and Wine Pairings

It is no surprise that having the right appetizers, sweets, or side dishes to accompany your lobster dinner is essential. However, having a good drink around to bring out the strong taste of your lobster is just as crucial as having the perfect side dish to match your dinner. After all, the ideal drink may enhance and intensify the taste of your food when properly paired. It is mutually beneficial.

Today, there are so many tastes and nuanced wine flavors that selecting the finest wines to combine with a lobster meal is a pleasure, as when it comes to lobster, nothing beats an excellent, quality wine to match its rich flavor.

To make things simpler for you when choosing the perfect wine to accompany your lobster meal, here’s a list of some excellent, delicious lobster meals and some fine wines to match them to get the most out of your fancy seafood.

Lobster Salad

Lobster salad is a classic lobster summer dish that’s perfect for picnics and parties, and there are many ways to prepare it. After all, the combination of creamy dressing and sweet lobster meat is nearly perfect. The lobster for the salad can be steamed, boiled, or roasted, and you can add other ingredients, mostly vegetables, like sweet corn, celery, or bell peppers.

Lobster salad is an incredibly versatile dish that can be served in many different ways depending on what you’re trying to achieve with the meal and whether you’re willing to do it as the main dish of the event. For instance, you can pair your lobster salad with other seafood such as crabs or shrimp, but only if they’re served cold rather than hot.

What Type of Wine Should I Pair With Lobster Salad?

The best pairing for lobster salad is a light-bodied wine with some acidity. If you have a bottle of chardonnay on hand, that’s a good choice for pairing with the dish. Chardonnays tend to have higher acidity than pinot noirs, and that acidity will help cut through the heavy richness of the lobster meat in your salad.

If you’re looking for something more unusual but still refreshing enough to pair well with your meal, try Rosé wine. A dry Rosé will work well — it has just enough sweetness to balance out the creamy richness of the lobster meat without being overly sweet or cloyingly syrupy like some sweeter rosés can be.

Lobster Tails

Lobster tails can be grilled or baked, but they are most commonly profoundly fried. The most popular way to cook lobster tails is to dredge them in flour, dip them in egg batter, and then dredge them again in breadcrumbs before frying them. Dipping the lobster tails in egg batter helps the breading stick to them better and gives the meat inside more flavor.

You can also bake your lobster tail wrapped tightly with aluminum foil on an oven rack set at 375 °F for 20 minutes per pound until it is cooked through, as this is how they are usually cooked in world-famous seafood restaurants. 

If you don’t like eating an entire lobster, you can also buy just the tail at most seafood markets or grocery stores. Sometimes they are labeled “lobster tail,” while others label them as “lobster flippers.”

If you want to add some extra flavor and kick to your dish, try adding some garlic and herbs such as sage or thyme to your skillet when cooking the lobsters. You can also drizzle the finished product with lemon juice after removing it from the heat so that it doesn’t become too salty due to any excess butter on top.

What Type Of Wine Goes Well With Lobster Tails?

The best wine to pair with lobster tails is a dry white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. The reason for this is that dry white wines will complement the sweetness of the lobster meat.

If you want to go with a full-bodied red wine, try pairing it with a Pinot Noir or Merlot. These wines are also good options because they tend to be lighter in flavor than Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel, which can overwhelm the delicate taste of lobster meat.

Lobster Risotto

Lobster risotto is a delicious dish easy enough for anyone to make at home. The creamy rice paired with the buttery lobster will please any guest’s palate.

The first step in preparing a lobster risotto is getting the lobster ready. The process involves boiling the lobster in water with some salt and lemon juice until the piece is cooked through. Then, gently remove the meat from its shells and set it aside while preparing the rest of my meal.

Next, start making your risotto base by sauteing onions in butter until soft, then add rice and frequently stir until lightly browned (about 5-10 minutes). Then, add some white wine to deglaze the pan, which should be followed by adding broth, cream, and Parmesan cheese until the rice is tender but still firm enough to hold its shape.

And What About Wine?

There’s no such thing as a wrong choice for wine. However, if you’re looking for something that will go great with lobster risotto, Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent option.

Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine with a powerful aroma, intense grapefruit flavors, and grassy herbs. This wine pairs well with this seafood risotto because it has a high acid content that helps cut through the strong flavor of this dish. 

The high acid content makes this wine ideal for pairing with any seafood, especially lobster. The mild sweetness in Sauvignon Blanc softens the bold flavors in lobster risotto while helping balance out the dish’s richness.

Final Thoughts

One of the biggest challenges you might face when planning a dinner party is finding appropriate drinks to serve with your food. Nonetheless, lobster is an exceptional eating experience, and it deserves to be celebrated. Your meal should be an experience, and the first step to doing so is choosing the right wine pairing. 

Unsurprisingly, the combination of lobster and wine is an everlasting tradition among lobster lovers. This guide will help you discover what wine-lobster pairings are most delicious and hopefully give you an extra layer of appreciation for our beloved shellfish.

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