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Easy Lobster Taco Recipe

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This Lobster tacos recipe is easy and delicious. Full of meaty Maine lobster, fresh tomato, peppers, and shallots, this is a great twist of your typical Taco Tuesday night.

Easy Lobster Tacos are a great way to put a spin on Taco Tuesday. Serve delicious lobster with fresh veggies in a tasty tortilla and light Creme sauce drizzle and you are ready for a party in your mouth!

The Best Lobster Tacos

Yes, that is exactly what I said! With a few chops and dices, you can have a taste of New England right in your hands in mere minutes.

I have a confession. I like lobster, but I don't LOVE lobster. It can very easily be overcooked and when that occurs, all bets are off; not even dunking in melted butter can save it. So, I tend to be a bit on the cautious side when I order it.

I've had some spectacular lobster– one that comes to mind is at a place in Mystic, CT who served the most divine lobster roll you would ever want to sink your teeth into. It was very simple; served hot on a hot dog bun drenched in butter with a little lemon wedge. That was it.

Simple and delicious and leaving the diner (me!) wanting another one!

I do like fish tacos and wanted to test out a lobster filling to see how it would fare as a taco filling and I wasn't disappointed!

Lobster Traps in Mystic, CT line the harbor pier. A wonderful place for travel and photography.

Delicious lobster taco ingredients

  • Poached lobster meat, chopped
  • Fresh tomatoes, diced
  • Bell pepper, diced
  • Shallot, minced
  • Garlic, minced
  • Finely chopped flat leaf parsley, fresh
  • Zest & juice of 1 lemon
  • Champagne or sherry vinegar
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Cayenne pepper, kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper.
  • Taco Shells

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Easy lobster taco recipe

For this recipe, my local fishmonger did not have cooked lobster meat so I used frozen. It is premium meat- mostly the sweet meat from the claw and still had the wonderful salty taste of the sea, much different than oven-roasted shrimp and worked really well.

Add to that the bounty from the local farmer’s market of ripe tomatoes, peppers, and herbs the taste is so fresh! 

If you can't find frozen lobster in the seafood department, order it online from Lobster Anywhere! They ship all kinds of fresh Maine lobster from whole lobsters, tails, bisque, and lobster meat! They also carry other seafood too, so be sure to check them out!

Lobster Dinners: Perfect Gift for The Holidays! Shipped ANYWHERE in the US!!

Maine Lobster Meat can also be used for delicious tacos for an easy dinner or meal plan.

How to make lobster tacos 

This healthy lobster taco recipe is so easy, especially when using cooked lobster meat. All you really have to do is mix, fill, and enjoy!

In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir gently.

Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours so the flavors have time to marinate.

Spoon into soft taco shells and serve with wedge of lemon.

I preferred the blue corn taco shells because they offer a richer flavor than the traditional soft tortillas.  I think they add great flavor to the overall dish.

A bit of Creme Fraiche (or you could use sour cream) drizzle on top of these lobster tacos, and you are in business.

Lobster on plate with butter

Can I use lobster to make something else? 

Yes! If you are not a taco fan, then try making BBQ Lobster Tails! You can have a taste of summer in your hands! You can also enjoy the lobster filling as

  • Salsa
  • Over scrambled eggs or as a filling in a delicious quiche recipe
  • Quesadilla
  • Over a bed of greens for a nice salad.
fresh Maine Lobster in taco shells

What Tools Should I have to Make Lobster Tacos

Here are some of my favorite tools to have on hand when making these delicious tacos.

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Lobster Taco Recipe

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Yield: 2

Easy Lobster Taco Recipe

Easy Lobster Tacos are a great way to put a spin on Taco Tuesday. Serve delicious lobster with fresh veggies in a tasty tortilla and light Creme sauce drizzle and you are ready for a party in your mouth!

Lobster Tacos are quick and full of plump juicy lobster meat and full of flavor. An easy way to enjoy lobster! Make a great twist on Taco Tuesday or any day! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups poached lobster meat, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, fresh
  • Zest & juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. champagne or sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch: Cayenne pepper, kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper.
  • 1 pkg of favorite tortillas- taco size. ( If you can find blue corn tortillas, use those! )

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir gently.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  3. Spoon into soft taco shells and serve with wedge of lemon.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 647Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 217mgSodium: 1224mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 70g

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Easy Lobster Taco on Eat Picks are a taste of the sea in every bite. Perfect for Tacos, quesadillas or even as a seafood salsa, enjoy this dish year round.

Original post: 6/3/19

Updated Post 12/5/20

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Patti

Sunday 17th of July 2016

I was expecting a recipe for a warm taco. I actually love that this is served cold. When it's so hot outside, I love when I can do any cooking early in the morning and not turn on the stove for the rest of the day. This recipe is perfect.

Kelly Pugliano

Saturday 23rd of July 2016

It really is a nice alternative for tacos- even cold!

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