10 Memorial Day Recipes for Seafood on the Grill | Maine Lobster Now

Grilling  is the classic way to celebrate during the warmer months. That smoky charcoal-cooked flavor works wonders on so many proteins and vegetables, including seafood. Combine the two and you have the makings of the ultimate Memorial Day barbecue. If you haven’t tried grilling lobster or crab before, no problem. These easy and delicious grilled seafood recipes are the perfect place to start planning.

Grilled Seafood Recipes

Sometimes keeping things simple is the best way to go. You can't go wrong with grilled lobster, crab legs, or mussels served with a side of fresh lemon and melted butter. Take a look at our selection of  live Maine lobster as well as lobster tails, crab legs, and mussels.

Simple Recipes:  Grilled Lobster Tails, Grilled Crab Legs, or Grilled Mussels

[caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignnone" width="450"] Photo and Recipe by Food & Wine[/caption]

Low Country Boil Done On The Grill

This recipe provides single serving main courses that are incredibly easy to clean up. If you don't prefer shrimp, you can easily customize this recipe to incorporate seafoods you prefer. Throw in some crab legs or lobster tail and you'll get the same delicious result. Don't forget to include some fresh summer corn from Maine and classic red hot dogs too.

Get the Recipe

[caption id="attachment_999" align="alignnone" width="450"] Photo and Recipe by Love and Zest[/caption]

Steak and Lobster with Chimichurri Sauce

This seafood grilling recipe is a little more formal, and ideal for a smaller Memorial Day gathering. The best part is that it incorporates another summer favorite, ribeye steak. You'll get to serve your guests a mouthwatering surf n' turf seafood feast that they won't soon forget. Our lobster tails pair perfectly with our boneless black Angus ribeye steaks.

Get the Recipe 

[caption id="attachment_998" align="alignnone" width="418"] Photo and Recipe by Half Baked Harvest[/caption]

Lobster Burgers

This recipe is a fun take on another summer classic, the hamburger. Juicy chunks of our Maine Lobster meat, served on a toasted bun with fresh avocado, corn, and a creamy browned butter lemon aioli will get your guests excited. Serve it up with a side of grilled clams and salad.

Get the Recipe

[caption id="attachment_1001" align="alignnone" width="385"] Photo and Recipe by Half Baked Harvest[/caption]

Grilled Crab Cakes

Grilled crab cakes make for a nice side dish, appetizer, or main course. It all depends on the amount you offer, so serve it up alone or alongside some grilled lobster tails. You could try this recipe using our lobster meat or crab meat. Either way, it is delicious. We even have some pre-made Maine crab cakes that you can easily throw on the grill if you are short on time. Pair with your favorite cocktail or tartar sauce and some fresh lemon and you are good to go.

Get the Recipe

[caption id="attachment_1005" align="alignnone" width="450"] Recipe by Traeger[/caption]

Clams with Horseradish Tabasco Sauce

These grilled clams give you the perfect blend of sweet and smokey flavors. The spicy horseradish Tabasco sauce gives the clams a kick of spice. Serving this dish with a side of grilled bread keeps the heat in check. Like the crab cakes, grilled clams also make for an ideal appetizer, side, or main dish. Your choice.

Get the Recipe 

[caption id="attachment_1003" align="alignnone" width="451"] Photo and Recipe by Food & Wine[/caption]

Spring Fiddleheads

It is always nice to add a seasonal element to a party menu. Fiddleheads are just the thing for Memorial Day. When grilled and tossed in butter, fiddleheads add a fresh and bright element to a table. Our fiddleheads are sourced in Main, and they are delicious. Just be sure to follow the cooking directions as outlined.

Get the Recipe

[caption id="attachment_1006" align="alignnone" width="450"] Recipe by Firepit and Grilling Guru[/caption]

Sea Scallop Corn Salad

This is another delicious grilled seafood recipe that works well as a side. Scallops are rich in flavor and texture, so pair them with fresh vegetables like corn and green onion to make a balanced and delicious salad. You can try this recipe with any of our original fresh scallops, or if you are feeling adventurous you can even throw in our bacon-wrapped scallops for an added punch of flavor.

Get the Recipe

[caption id="attachment_1007" align="alignnone" width="450"] Photo and Recipe by Food & Wine[/caption] These grilled seafood recipes are sure to hit the spot this Memorial Day. Our cocktail shrimp, Jonah cocktail crab claws, and lobster dip make perfect appetizers to serve alongside any of these recipes. For dessert, we suggest Maine's official state treat, the whoopie pie or the official dessert of Maine, blueberry pie. Maine Lobster Now offers everything you need to create the perfect Memorial Day menu. Our products are fresh, locally sourced, and delivered right to your door— anywhere in the United States.