I would have thought with all of our travels my kids would have tried most foods. But when my 13-year-old daughter asked, “What does lobster taste like?” I was shocked that she never ate it, in fact, neither had my 14-year-old son. So, with no travels on the horizon, due to the joys of 2020, and now having to be a pseudo teacher with virtual learning at schools, I did not feel like learning to cook lobster. So, I did what any resourceful mom would do. I ordered some lobster from Omaha Steaks.
Omaha Steaks Lobster
People say to me all the time, you get your fish from Omaha Steaks? Actually, it is some of the best fish we have ever had in our entire life, my personal favorite, their Chilean Sea Bass.
So, with that being said, I hit up the interwebs and found two amazing and super easy lobster dishes from Omaha steaks to teach my kids what lobster tastes like.
Mini Lobster Grilled Cheese Appetizers
When I saw these I knew I had to get them. First, it was a great way to get my 6-year-old to try Lobster, she’ll eat anything with the words grilled cheese in it. Second, they looked and sounded absolutely incredible, “Maine lobster paired with a delicious blend of four cheeses – cream, Swiss, Parmesan, & Romano – on a buttery French baguette” YUMMY!
How to Cook the Grilled Cheese Lobster Appetizers
The Mini Grilled Cheese Lobster Sandwiches, like pretty much every Omaha Steak dish, were super easy to make. Simply pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then grill them in the fry pan for about 5 minutes till they are golden brown. The delicious smell of the butter being cooked filled the household and drew my kids to the kitchen quicker than cutting off the Wifi.
What did the Grilled Cheese Lobster Taste Like?
For me, it instantly reminded me of the delicious Lobster rolls I had when I went on a food tasting tour in Coronado. The kids loved how buttery and crispy the bread. They did not notice the light sweet taste of the lobster like I did. I think their focus was on the cheese and the bread. On to round two.
Split Lobster Tail Skewers – The Easiest Lobster You Could Ever Cook
So, for the main dish, I decided on ordering the Split Lobster Tail Skewers. This North Atlantic Lobster is pre-split and skewered so it comes easily out of the shell. Right there I was sold. The last thing I needed was kids trying to pull. out buttery lobster from the shell to having it fling everywhere. (I think that worry comes from flashbacks of having Lobster with my brother and seeing the horror on my parents face as my brother shot lobster across the restaurant)
Cooking the Split Lobster Tails
To cook the Split Lobster Tails I simply had to take it from the freezer, heat the oven to 450, and let it cook for 12 to 14 minutes. Voila, I was done! This allowed me to have time to eat more of my Lobster appetizers and make some sides.
So, What does Lobster Taste Like?
First off, this Lobster is amazing if you want the easiest to cook and shell lobster out there. The meat came right out without hardly any effort. The split tail Lobster tasted exactly as it should, light, slightly sweet basically somewhere in between shrimp and crab. So, I asked the kids, “what does Lobster taste like?” Some clearly put too much butter on and said, buttery and delicious. Surprisingly, my 17-year-old who dislikes all seafood loved it the most. In fact, he stole our 6-year-old’s who happily obliged as she stuck to the grilled cheese sandwiches to the surprise of no one.
What do you Serve with Lobster?
Since Lobster is so light in taste you can pair it with a lot of different side dishes. For our dinner, we served it up with Omaha Steaks Green Beans. Which you just pop in the oven alongside the lobster tails. Then I actually cooked something and made a little Basmati Rice! It was easy peasy!
*This post is in partnership with Omaha Steaks. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.