With the Super Bowl around the corner, party hosts have started to prepare for the big game.
Food is central to a Super Bowl party and while nachos are a staple at most game day gatherings, why not add a bit of New England flare to your traditional chips-and-toppings dish?
Lobster nachos are a great choice because they’re delicious and an indulgent treat your guests will enjoy while placing bets on their favorite team.
A brief history of New England lobster
While it’s now considered one of the most extravagant and indulgent entrees on the menu, that wasn’t always the case. Many New England natives know the history behind the rise of this delicacy, but if you don’t, here is a little background on it.
If you can believe it, lobster was once considered the protein of the poor man. It was a dinner provided to early colonial servants and even prisoners since it was cheap and plentiful along the coast. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that lobster made it into the fine dining scene in cities like New York, Boston, and Chicago.
Lobster was made famous by New England. And even though the crustacean is largely associated with Maine, its biggest producer, New Hampshire fishermen have their stake in the lobster business.
Lobster nachos recipe
If you want to give a nod to those hard-working fishermen and New England’s signature entrée, here is the best recipe for lobster nachos. It’s a great way to kick off Super Bowl.
Lobster salad topping
- 2 cups fresh lobster tail, chopped
- 2 cups avocado, diced
- 1 cup cucumber, diced
- ¾ cup red onion, diced finely
- 2 teaspoons cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- Cayenne pepper, to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup softened cream cheese
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- Queso fresco, as a garnish
- 1 bag of your favorite tortilla chips
- Add all ingredients for the lobster salad into a large mixing bowl and stir until it’s combined.
- Chill in an enclosed container until you’re ready to use it.
- Whisk together all crema ingredients until the mixture is smooth and fully combined.
- Spread tortilla chips onto a serving plate.
- Top the chips with the lobster salad and drizzle with the crema.
- Crumble the queso fresco and sprinkle it generously onto the nachos.
- Serve cold.
Game day is a day for cheering, celebrating, and eating with friends. Tasty, simple foods like nachos satisfy your guests’ cravings while also getting creative.
If you want to make a traditional appetizer special, salute New England with these tasty lobster nachos. Grab a fresh lobster tail so you can top this signature dish with a fan-favorite delicacy.