Getting married in Maine and looking for wedding seafood menu ideas? Let’s begin with the obvious. No dish is more synonymous with Maine than lobster. There are ways to include lobster, whether as the main dish or appetizer, on the menu.
Here are a dozen delightful lobster options for your seafood menu ideas!
Appetizers & Hors D’oeuvres
When lobster is added to the mix, your guests may overlook classic seafood appetizers like shrimp cocktails, oysters on the half shell, and bacon-wrapped baked scallops. Your lobster appetizer seafood ideas can include mini-lobster rolls or sliders, but your guests will eagerly enjoy any of these suggestions, too:
Creamy lobster and cream cheese tarts are an excellent start. Served in a flaky, buttery-crusted shell, these mouthwatering tarts will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.
Lobster Deviled Eggs
Creamy, flavorful, and spicy if you want. Lobster deviled eggs are an excellent appetizer that no one knows what they have been missing out on until they’ve tried them. Combine Eggs, lobster tails, mayo, hot sauce, and your favorite seasonings.
Lobster Wellington is perfect for serving and easy to make. Savory chunks of lobster wrapped in puff pastry and baked golden brown, Lobster Wellington makes for an excellent appetizer (or main dish) and will surely impress your guests.
For something different, swap out the usual shrimp cocktail and replace it around the rim of your cocktail glass with a sliced lobster tail. Pairs well with a glass of chilled white wine.
Lobster stuffed mushrooms are another delicious appetizer your wedding guests will discuss long after the reception.
Smoked Lobster Dip
Baked smoked lobster dip served with a healthy assortment of crackers or diced bread make for an excellent appetizer.
A bowl of soup is a good starter and quintessential appetizer that stimulates the appetite and calms a growling stomach. Consider a creamy lobster bisque made with lobster tails drenched in butter, fresh herbs, and a hearty seafood stock to complement your main course.
A rich, creamy seafood dish, Lobster Newburg can be served as an entree or a fancy hors d’oeuvre. Newburg features chunks of tender lobster meat submerged in a sauce thickened with egg yolks and a decadent cognac- or sherry-based cream and served over toasted points over puff pastry shells.
A traditional Maine lobster bake is at the top of the wedding seafood menu ideas list. Nothing is more authentic and original than a Maine lobster bake, especially if you plan to hold your reception outside. A lobster bake is a feast unto itself and dovetails nicely with a formal picnic-like atmosphere on the reception grounds. Traditional Maine lobster bakes typically consist of lobsters, corn on the cob, potatoes, and clams in the same pot. It’s a feast your guests will never forget.
While on the topic of lobster as a seafood wedding idea, from a practical viewpoint, serving up whole lobster, though impressive, could challenge or overwhelm some inexperienced in the ways and methods of cracking open a lobster shell to enjoy the meal. Consider shelling the lobster and simply serving up the meat with a side of melted butter and-or lemon wedges to put all your guests at ease.
Surf ‘N’ Turf
Surf ‘n’ turf combines portions of select cuts of beef grilled to perfection with seafood, typically a lobster dish. Grilled steak with baked stuffed lobster is a classic fare to impress your guests.
Stuffed Baked Lobster Tails
A delicacy for all special occasions, If you’re looking for a classic lobster recipe that will impress your guests, baked lobster tails with crab or scallop stuffing not only stands out as an entree but is delicious. As mentioned, it pairs exceptionally well with surf ‘n’ turf.
Delicious lobster dishes make for wonderful wedding menu options, especially during summer. From lobster bakes to various lobster appetizers, look to Klenda Seafood to order the highest quality fresh Maine lobster. Whether you order live lobster or fresh-picked lobster meat, it is the best the Gulf of Maine offers. We deliver the highest quality lobster directly to your door, or if you’re in the area, visit us at our South Portland location.