This Instant Pot Lobster Roll recipe is delicious, tasty and packed full of flavour. In fact, you will love this Lobster tail Instant pot recipe. It’s quick and easy with simple instructions. Cooking seafood in the Instant Pot has never been easier and this lobster rolls recipe is one you can enjoy any time.
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HOW HEALTHY IS LOBSTER?
Lobster is certainly one of the most delectable and leanest proteins around. Lobster meat is a super healthy protein, packed with Vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and Omega 3. Lobster is a healthy meat and a great alternative to chicken, beef or pork as it has fewer calories and it’s a meat that can help to lower cholesterol levels.
Lobster is great for the bones. We need calcium and therefore this lobster roll recipe is great for growing kids as well as adults and the elderly. The Omega fatty acids in lobster are great to help protect against heart disease and one boiled lobster tail has over 32g of protein perfect for those looking to build muscle or for bariatric patients looking for high protein recipes.
WHAT DOes LOBSTER TASTE LIKE?
Lobster tastes similar to crab and shrimp. It’s meat is firm, yet smooth and soft to bite. Lobster is boiled or steamed which is great for maintaining all the goodness found within the meat. In fact, due to the cooking method of lobster the meat has a hint of saltiness that comes with eating seafood. Lobster is sweeter than crab and does not have a fishy smell due to the higher amounts of protein stored in the meat.
Some favourite lobster recipes include:
- Lobster Bisque
- Lobster Roll
- Lobster Mac and Cheese
- Lobster Thermidor
- Lobster Muffins
- Lobster Salad
Instant Pot Lobster Rolls (makes 4 rolls)
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: about 10 minutes
- Total time: about 20 minutes
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR instant pot lobster
Lobster Roll sandwiches:
- 4 lobster frozen tails; or 1 cup frozen lobster (2 tails) and 1 cup other cooked seafood (i.e.: shrimp, crab, shrimp, etc.) cut into 3/4 in pieces
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon parsley, plus more for garnish if desired
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 4 split top hot dog buns
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 tbsp old bay seasoning (optional)
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How to cook instant pot lobster tail
This recipe teaches you how to cook Frozen Lobster tails in the Instant Pot.
Place 1 cup of water into the instant pot. Sprinkle in your old Bay seasoning with the water.
Cut a slice down the back with kitchen shears of the lobster tails. This will make opening the tail easier, especially as it will be hot from being in the pot. place the trivet inside the instant pot, and then add your lobster tails Upside down on the trivet.
Close the instant pot lid by twisting the lid on and close the valve by pushing it away from you. Set your instant pot to high pressure for four minutes.
While your lobster tails are cooking, mix all of the rest of the ingredients together (mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, salt, pepper, and butter).
Once your Insta pot is done, manually release by pulling the valve toward you to release the steam. Do this with a towel or hot pad to protect from burns.
Remove your lobster tails from the instant pot with tongs and transfer to a cutting board. Cut open the shells from the tails and remove the meat.
If using for lobster tails cut those into pieces and add to your mayonnaise mixture. If using other seafood to complete your rolls, cut up your lobster as well as the other seafood meat (2 cups total), and add to your mayonnaise mixture. Mix well.
Add your seafood mixture to your hotdog roll. Top with parsley, or lemon juice, and enjoy!
What Do You Eat With Lobster Rolls?
If you’re looking for sides to pair with your Lobster rolls, here are some fantastic suggestions:
Looking for more fantastic recipes? Why not try out the following?
- Weight Watchers Shrimp Skewers
- Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Instant Pot Easy Deviled Eggs With Shrimp
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!