What to Serve With Lobster: Side Dishes
If you are planning a phenomenal lobster meal, then you will need a side dish to go with the main course. While lobster tastes delicious all by itself, a well-chosen side dish only enhances the flavor of the meal. There are too many excellent side dishes to put in one article, but for this article I have chosen two of my favorites: Bacon-wrapped Parmesan asparagus, and a loaded baked potato. This article will give you the ingredients as well as a simple guide to preparing and cooking these tasty dishes,so you will know what to serve with lobster for a perfect lobster meal.
What to Serve With Lobster: Bacon-wrapped Parmesan Asparagus
This has been one of my favorite side dishes for a long time, for anything from steak to baked chicken. It is particularly delicious, though, with a steaming plate of lobster. To create this dish, you will need the following ingredients:
- 12 spears of fresh asparagus
- 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
- Olive oil
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- 3 strips of bacon
(You can also add a pinch of garlic powder or a teaspoon or two of minced garlic, but this is not required by any means.)
First, prep your dish by wrapping the bacon around 4 trimmed and washed spears of asparagus. Take a saucepan and heat up a thin layer of olive oil. When the oil is heated (but not too hot), take 1your asparagus bundles and place them in the oil. Stir occasionally and let them simmer until the spears are cooked but are not completely limp, and the bacon is cooked but is not crispy. Remove the bundles from the pan, place on a plate, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper. Then serve while warm. This dish does not take very long at all to make, so you can probably start and finish it while your lobster is boiling.
What to Serve With Lobster: Loaded Baked Potato
A baked potato may very well be the best single side dish for lobster. A loaded baked potato is even more delicious. You will need these ingredients (this recipe creates 1 potato):
- 1 large potato for baking
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 ¼ teaspoon of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of butter
- ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup of mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon of bacon bits
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash your potato and poke a few holes in it for ventilation. Then, rub a light layer of olive oil on your potato, place on a baking tray, and roast the oven for 60-75 minutes, or until the skin of the potato has turned a nice golden-brown color. Remove (be careful) and cut a slit in the baked potato along the top, being careful not to completely split the potato. Spread the two halves and create a cavity of sorts for the stuffing. You will have to fluff the insides with a fork to do this. Then, put the butter, garlic powder, and salt on the inside of the potato. Cover with cheese and bacon bits and pinch the sides together slightly so the cheese melts. Then serve. Black olives or green onions on top also make nice additions to this potato. If you want, you can also replace the bacon with pieces of ham.
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