Recipe: Lobster Grilled Cheese

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During the summer one of our go to quick and easy lunch staples is a grilled cheese. This summer I am going to give it a bit of a twist for myself, thanks to this recipe by Iron Chef Marc Forgione. I will be trying the Lobster Grilled Cheese this summer. It’s super easy to make and being a fan of both lobster and cheese I think this is going to be a summer staple for me. Check out the recipe below:

Lobster Grilled Cheese


  • 2 cups Lobster Stock (If you can’t find Lobster Stock, get seafood stock, which should be available at Whole Foods or Fox & Obels)
  • 4 (1.5  pound) lobsters, claws removed
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 6 ounces (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon
  • 8 slices of fontina cheese
  • 4 slices Pullman Loaf or other high-quality thick sliced white bread (1” thick)


  1. Cut the tails off the lobster bodies, and into 1-inch pieces while the tails are still in their shells
  2. Bring the Lobster Stock to a simmer and add the Sriracha, soy sauce and lime juice. Piece by piece, whisk in 6 tablespoons of butter until emulsified. Reduce the remaining sauce until it slightly thickens, about 2 minutes.
  3. Toss the lobster tail pieces in oil with salt and pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes or until cooked through. Place the lobster pieces in a bowl and transfer to the fridge until cooled. When the lobster pieces have cooled, pop the meat out of the tails and set aside.
  4. For each sandwich take two slices of bread. Place one slice of fontina cheese on top of the first slice, cover the cheese with some lobster meat, sprinkle ½ tablespoon of tarragon, cover with a second slice of fontina cheese, and then top with the second piece of bread. Brush the outer sides of each slice of bread with melted butter and season with salt. Grill the sandwich on the T-fal Mini Grilled Cheese Griddle and serve with a small bowl of the chili sauce on the side.

Makes 4 whole sandwiches

Seriously, how tasty does that sound?? Paired with a glass of sweet tea and some fried pickles, I think that will be the best summer lunch EVA!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Marc Forgione and T-fal with permission to use

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  1. 1

    Now I never heard of at before…
    Anne – Mommy Has to Work recently posted…Bet on Your Baby – Luvs Diapers GiveawayMy Profile

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    how creative I would of never thought to put it together like that
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    Wow – what an elegant grilled cheese.

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    This sounds totally amazing! I’m officially adding this stuff to my grocery list. I’m not a fan of hot sauce though so the Sriracha kinda scared me lol, especially since I know how hot it is. ( at least to me)
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  5. 5

    I would never have thought to combine these two! Brilliant and oh that looks so delicious!

  6. 6

    I’ve tried other of his recipes before — so, so good. I may have to give this one a go!
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    Oh my goodness! That sounds amazing!

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    A grilled cheese with lobster in it?! Sounds awesome!

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    Oh man, how I wish I weren’t allergic to lobster!
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  10. 10

    My gosh! Such a fancy grilled cheese! I love my lobster with butter but would so try this!

  11. 11

    This looks delish. I would have never thought to put the two together. If only I weren’t allergic to shell fish.

  12. 12

    I didn’t know you could buy lobster stock. I love lobster but have never tried it in a sandwich.

  13. 13

    Never heard of lobster in grilled cheese, but it looks delicious.
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    If only lobster wasn’t so expensive in Florida!
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    Seriously, what’s not to love here. This looks amazing!

  16. 16

    That sounds heavenly! I just had a grilled cheese but I want one with lobster!

  17. 17

    Now that is one fancy grilled cheese. Super yum!
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  18. 18

    Yum, with lobster?! That is such a tasty idea!

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    I’ve never heard of Lobster grilled cheese but it sounds unique and interesting.

  20. 20

    What a unique sandwich… I LOVE lobster, so this will be a must try!
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    OK, that looks and sounds good! I’m a vegetarian, but I do miss seafood from time to time. 🙂
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  22. 22

    I would’ve never thought to put somethingfancy like lobster in a grilled cheese sandwich. Sounds Yummy!

  23. 23

    I’ll bet that is insanely delicious considering how good a cream-based lobster soup it.
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    *is not it. 🙂
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    Now this sounds like a great summer sandwich! I am used to making the traditional grilled cheese but I bet my kids (Aubrey especially) would really like this. I’m gonna try it. 🙂
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    I haven’t had lobster in awhile. Now, I want some …. bad.
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    Now THIS is a combination I never thought of before! Sounds and looks delicious!

  29. 29

    I’ll have to try this!

  30. 30

    What a creative recipe for a fancy grilled cheese sandwich! I’m curious how that combination of flavors tastes.
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    I love Lobster and Grilled Cheese, but never thought of putting them together like this for a sandwich!
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  32. 32

    That looks incredibly decadent. Thanks for sharing.
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    It sounds so good but I’m not sure I could do it, I would just want to eat the lobster.

  34. 34

    This sandwich should have a nickname: heaven!
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    I’m a grilled cheese person, but not a seafood person. However, I’ll bet my son would go nuts if I made this for him!
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    Jenn- The Rebel Chick :

    Dude why have I never done this? Lobster + cheese omg how could you go wrong.

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