You’ve planned the guest list, set the date, planned the main course, and the invitations have been sent out. All that’s left is to kick the festivities off right with pre-dinner drinks and cocktails perfectly married with tantalizing appetizers.
Appetizers are a preview of what the rest of the night will have in store. When it comes to succulent appetizers, you can’t go wrong with fresh lobster. Welcome your guests with delectable and intriguing lobster cocktails that will spark conversation and leave your guests’ taste buds begging for more.
In this guide, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite lobster appetizers perfect for your next cocktail party. From ingredients and preparation to presentation, we’ve got you covered. Don’t live near Maine, where fresh lobster is readily available? With the advent of lobster delivery sites, fresh lobster is now easily accessible with specialized delivery solutions that provide you with the fresh-caught premium lobster ocean to plate.
Dive in and let us know what you think, and don’t be afraid to put your flair or twist on this timeless classic seafood.
Transform the conventional lobster roll into a creamy, delicious gourmet lobster toast cup brought to you by the Canadian Maritimes culture. Creamy lobster salad stuffed into a crispy, hot toasted bread cup is an immaculate appetizer to start the perfect cocktail party!
INGREDIENTS AND TOOLS
Using a rolling pin, roll each bread slice until firmly flattened.
Since this lobster appetizer is already an edible cup, an elegant way to present these delicious toast cups is to simply place 4-6 cups on small plates. Arrange the smaller plates according to preference and garnish a pinch of black peppercorns and celery leaves.
Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of creativity to transform hors d’oeuvre into a delicacy, and these lobster and cream cheese wontons are the perfect way to do just that. To put a one of a kind twist on your wontons, spice it up with some sriracha sauce to add some flavor to these cream cheese filled crunchy triangles of delight!
Yield: 8 wontons
Because lobster wontons are triangular, plating your appetizer is usually a breeze as the shape is an art in itself. But, elegant events call for custom hors d ‘oeuvres, so placing a set of personalized dipping cups of soy sauce, or sriracha next to a simple line of overlapping wontons will speak wonders for your notable lobster cream cheese delicacy.
A cold crisp appetizer is always appreciated while serving hot hors d ‘oeuvres, and cucumbers are still a delight! These fresh, crisp cucumber lobster slices are the perfect way to give your guests a zesty and refreshing cucumber-lime treat!
Yield: 20 slices
The best way to plate a squared sliced cucumber is on a circular plate. Stack cucumber slices in a circular spiral starting from the outside perimeter of the serving plate. To add color and aesthetic, add celery leaves and edible flowers. Voilà!
Everyone Loves Lobster!
Lobster appetizers are the perfect preview before your main course. Consider adding this succulent and delectable seafood to the menu for your next special event, and delight your invitees with a special appetizer they won’t soon forget.