What to serve with lobster tails: Lobster tails are a luxurious meal that deserves an equally as luxurious, yet easy, side dish. Find tons of easy recipes ranging from roasted vegetables to mac and cheese in this post!
Lobster enthusiasts will find a list of over 30 delicious side dishes to pair with lobster tails! Some of the best side dishes can be made in under 15 minutes to get dinner on the table in no time.
No matter how you decide to cook your lobster tails, the side dishes listed will pair perfectly. So if you're serving lobster at a fancy dinner party or simply for family dinner, you'll find the perfect side dish. In addition, the sides dishes in this post will also pair well with crab legs!
If you're looking for another way to serve lobster, I recommend making lobster bisque. Lobster bisque is a great way to get that authentic lobster flavor with minimal effort!
Sauces to serve with lobster tails
Even though lobster tails are delicious by themselves, serving with your favorite dipping sauce never hurts! Here are our favorite sauce suggestions:
- melted garlic butter - dipping lobster meat in melted butter is the best way to serve lobster! There's something about the seafood and butter combination that is to die for.
- lemon wedges/lemon juice - although lemon wedges aren't technically a sauce, it's a great way to add extra flavor! The tanginess of the lemon is the perfect accompaniment to the sweetness of the lobster.
- truffled mayonnaise - truffled mayonnaise or aioli enhances seafood recipes, burger recipes, steak recipes, etc. Most grocery stores sell truffled mayonnaise or you can make your own!
- avocado cream sauce - using ingredients like yogurt, lime juice and fresh herbs, it creates a creamy, flavorful sauce that’s delicious with lobster meat!
These sauces are excellent with crab legs, crab cakes, salmon and many other kinds of seafood dishes!
Garnishes for lobster tails
If you're looking for an easy way to spice up your lobster tails for special occasions, look no further.
- lemon wedges
- fresh herbs
- bay leaf
- bacon bits
- sour cream
- parmesan cheese
Side dish ideas for lobster tails
Now that the sauces and garnishes are taken care of, here are some side dish ideas before we get into the side dish recipes!
Looking through a general list of side dish ideas will help you form an idea of what you want before diving into the easy recipes.
- french fries
- baked potatoes
- potato salad
- sweet potatoes
- french baguettes
- clam chowder
- white rice
- green beans
- veggies fries
- caesar salad
- fresh salad
- pasta salad
- brussels sprouts
- roasted asparagus
- sweet rolls
- garlic bread
- wild rice
- red onions
Side dish recipes for lobster tails
For the perfect lobster dinner you'll need an equally perfect side dish. Although these recipes are quick and easy, they're guaranteed to help you make a special dinner.