Enjoy this tasty, quick and easy lobster dip on crunchy crostini or in a baguette – perfect to take to picnics or BBQs
As Ed and I live in a flat we are always guests at other people’s BBQs, so we need a contribution that is easily transported or can be assembled on site. If it can be prepared ahead so much the better. My go to pudding to take to parties is usually a pavlova, along with a coolbag containing tubs of whipped cream and berries; 60 seconds of assembly and you have a pudding to wow!
I predict that my hit for this summer will be this luxurious but very simple lobster dip, which is perfect to serve as canapés piled up on a home made crostini – ideal grazing fodder whilst you are waiting for the BBQ to get going, or as an indulgent filling for a baguette.
The star ingredient here are frozen lobster tails – simply defrost and simmer, bake or fry for a delicious, indulgent ingredient with the wow factor. Frozen coriander adds freshness to the dip, and once baked par baked baguettes can be turned into crostini, or used as they are.
To make the crunchy crostini simply bake the baguettes as per the packet instructions, allow to cool, slice as thinly as you can, brush both sides with olive oil, sprinkle with pepper and salt, pop onto a baking sheet and return to the oven for 10 minutes until crunchy. Allow to cool and pop into a tin where they will keep for a couple of days.
If you are planing on taking lobster baguettes on your picnic, cook the bread that day, allow to cool before slicing, buttering and filling with salad. Add the lobster dip just before you serve to avoid soggy bread and a potential mess in the picnic basket. Transporting the lobster dip in a pot or tub makes it easier to keep it safely chilled too.
For another idea for using lobster tails try my traditional Portuguese seafood cataplana.
Luxurious & Simple Lobster Dip Two Ways
- 2 lobster tails (cooked removed from the shells and shreadded)
- 2 tbs mayonnaise
- 2 tbs cream cheese
- 1 tsp coriander – I used frozen
- zest half a lemon
- Pepper & salt to taste
- Little freshly grated ginger – optional
- Pinch chilli – optional
- Place all the ingredients into bowl and mix well.
- Season to taste.
How indulgent, love the idea of taking a lobster dip along to a party, how impressive! What’s the Iceland lobster like eaten as is – does it compare well to fresh or is it best used in dishes like this, would you say? I’ve tried frozen lobster from a discount warehouse retailer and it’s not great on its own but perfect to use like this, mixed with other ingredients. I wish I had an Iceland nearby, a lot of stuff I’d love to try!
I think it needs to be mixed in and used as an ingredient, but I do think that freshly frozen is as good as fresh.
Lobster dip!!!! What a fabulous idea. I’m sure you’re invited to lots of parties with bring-along dishes like this!
Anything to be popular!
Fashion and Style Police
This dish looks very delicious. I am so trying this recipe.
It was pretty good!
YUM! I love this… I bet it tastes amazing as a lobster roll!
It is fab as a roll or baguette filling.
I love the idea of a lobster dip, but in reality, the chances are I would just cook it an eat it in butter x
Well that is the other option!
Harriet from Toby & Roo
Oh my goodness, that looks insanely tasty! Yum yum yum! H x
I need to make another bowl of it!
I would be the best wife and mum ever if I made this, am going to have to surprise them and give this a go :)
Off to Iceland with you.
I would have never thought to make a lobster dip! Great Idea!
Super tasty, and super quick too.
Ohh what an interesting sounding dip idea, do you know I’m not sure if I have ever had lobster. x
Well get down to Iceland Sarah!
Yum! My family would love this dip. I’ve never actually tried making lobster dip before.
It is the perfect indulgent, but oh so easy recipe.
Mmmm that sounds lovely! Canadian lobster is the best too, but I might be biased. ;)
I agree. Cold water lobster is so much better than tropical too.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
That really is an indulgent dip. I think my guests would be very happy to eat this whilst waiting for the main event of the BBQ>
Absolutely. Love lobster!
I must admit that I’m not a regular Iceland shopper but I love your suggestions here, I will have to try them :)
Nor was I, but I am amazed at some of the range. Really worth a look.
Miss Kitty Kaos
I have never cooked lobster but after reading this I may have to try to X
it is so easy to cook – just boil !
I’ve never had Lobster before, Let alone try it in dip form.
It is very affordable at Iceland!
OMG that sounds absolutely fabulous. I must give that a try I’m sure i will loooove it!!!!!
super easy to make too!
Love the mix of luxury and simplicity. Oh, boy, when was the last time I eat lobster? Haha. I should make this one though I might use the one from tropical or both to taste which one is the best. Hehe
I am firmly in the cold water lobster camp – I think the flesh is firmer.
Sarah, Things Sarah Loves
Sadly I have a fish and seafood allergy (which is a shame, because it all looks so delicious!) but I’m going to share this with my mum because she would love it.
Oh what a shame! I hope your mum likes it.