Game Day Seafood Recipes and Appetizers
When it’s game day, the last thing you want is to be stuck in the kitchen making elaborate meals. You’d rather be chilling out and relaxing watching the game. If you need easy ways to spice up classic game-day recipes, check out our list of delicious game-day seafood recipes and other seafood appetizers that will have you spending more time cheering on the couch and less time searing in the kitchen.
The star of many of these game-day seafood recipes is lobster. So be sure to place your lobster meat order now and schedule whenever you need it. Maine Lobster Now also offers a handful of delicious premade seafood appetizers that require nothing more than warming the oven and popping them in.
Game-Day Seafood Recipes With Lobster
This classic game-day party dip gets the ultimate upgrade when you mix in fresh lobster meat. Start like any other guac recipe by mashing avocado, cilantro, scallion, tomato, and lemon juice. Then give it the sweet seafood boost by mixing in chopped lobster meat. Serve with your choice of chips, crackers, or bread.
Looking for the perfect dipper for the lobster guacamole you just made? Why not pile on lobster over lobster with some lobster nachos? Follow this easy recipe:
- Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread layer of corn or tortilla chips.
- Add cooked lobster meat and shredded Monterey jack and provolone cheese.
- Add a second layer of chips, lobster, and cheese.
- Bake until cheese is melted and turns golden brown. Remove from oven.
- Add fresh toppings: lettuce, diced tomatoes, parsley, cilantro. Serve with guac, salsa, hot sauce, and sour cream.
Turn a classic New England lobster roll into a bite-size delight that will have the family and all your guests begging for more. Pick up a package of slider rolls from your local supermarket and whip a batch of lobster salad with fresh, cooked lobster meat, mayo, minced shallots, and seasoned to taste. You can let your guests pile their own lobster salad on each buttered roll, prep these ahead of time so you can do more watching football and less watching the oven.
If you’re looking for a delicious and easy lobster dip, then look no further than our Hickory-Smoked Lobster Dip, bursting with smoked lobster, garlic butter, and sour cream flavor. But if you’re feeling like you want to put a little work into your lobster dip, then be sure to check out the lobster dip recipe from Food & Wine at the link above. It’s made with lobster, mayo, shredded cheese, and chives.
Lobster, spice, bacon, all in one? Count us in! Start by chopping cooked lobster and mixing it with chives and hot sauce. Halve jalapenos and spoon the lobster mix in. Wrap the jalapenos with bacon slices. Toss them in the oven until the bacon is browned and you’re ready to go!
Here’s an easy way to improve on a party classic. Make deviled eggs as you normally would, but this time add chopped pieces of lobster into the yolk mixture. Save some chopped bits of lobster to sprinkle on top with some dill and paprika for garnish.
More Traditional Game-Day Seafood Dishes
Here are more game-day seafood recipes using meats other than lobster.
When you watch the game at a bar, nothing beats fried food with your cold beverage. So bring that combo home with some fried oysters. Buy oysters online and dipping sauces, like tartar sauce or cocktail sauce, and follow the recipe in the link above or any standard batter and frying method to make your own friend oysters at home.
Let us handle the heavy lifting on this one. Order our premade bacon-wrapped scallops for any game-day spread. These tasty treats are a fan-favorite.
Adding crab cakes to your game-day menu is a smart choice. They serve as great appetizers or as part of the main course.
Every passing Sunday the weather gets colder and colder during football season, so why not keep some hearty appetizers on hand to warm you up on game day. Our best-selling New England clam chowder is just the way to go. Or grab our lobster bisque, seafood chowder, or other soup and chowder varieties.
If your game-day spread is full of heavy appetizers and snacks, add a lighter touch with some shrimp ceviche. Shrimp, tomato, onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of lemon and lime make this an optimal dipper for tortilla chips.
If you’re looking for the best seafood and beer pairings, then check out our blog post that gives all the hints and tips for what beers go best with lobster, crab, different fish varieties, oysters, and more.