Pumpkin & Lobster Dishes Perfect for Fall

pumpkin lobster soupWhether you are preparing for your family’s big Thanksgiving feast or just a Friday evening with friends there is nothing that people love more during the fall than pumpkin flavors. And for seafood lovers like us, the first dish to add pumpkin to is lobster!

Here at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. we love trying new and unique seafood flavor combinations and these three fall pumpkin and lobster dishes are ones definitely worth a taste.

Pumpkin, Lobster & Ginger Soup

A dish that is both healthy and flavorful, this savory lobster soup is the perfect way to warm up after an afternoon raking leaves out in the crisp fall weather. With a full-bodied pumpkin flavor and a hint of ginger, your guests will never have tasted something quite like this before.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 2 Tbsp ginger
  • 2 lbs pumpkin
  • 2 quarts lobster stock
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup white whine
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • 3/4 cups cream sherry
  • 2 cups cooked lobster meat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

Directions:

  • Melt butter in stockpot.
  • Add garlic, onion, carrots, celery, ginger and pumpkin. Saute 15 minutes.
  • Add stock, pumpkin puree and wine. Bring mixture to boill.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer until pumpkin is tender (25-30 minutes).
  • Add Worchestershire sauce, brown sugar, cream, creme fraiche and sherry.
  • Puree soup using a hand blender until smooth.
  • Stir in lobster meat
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds.

Recipe from thedailymeal.com.

Pumpkin Lobster Mac & Cheese

What could be better than lobster mac and cheese? The only thing we can think of is this version that incorporates pumpkin flavors as well! A great option to serve with Thanksgiving dinner if you have some picky eaters at your table, this dish bakes in 30 minutes and your children are sure to love it.

Ingredients: 

  • 16 oz spiral pasta
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp minced shallots
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch each, garlic powder, paprika and nutmeg
  • 3-4 dashes Sriracha sauce
  • 1 lb cooked lobster meat

Directions:

  • Cook pasta, drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a skillet and cook shallots until lightly browned.
  • Whisk flour in to form a paste.
  • Slowly whisk evaporated milk into mixture and simmer until thickened.
  • Add shredded cheddar cheese and mascarpone cheese. Stir until melted in.
  • Stir in pumpkin puree, spices and Sriracha sauce.
  • Mix in lobster meat and cooked pasta until meal is heated through.

Recipe from maine-lylobster.com.

Pumpkin, Lobster & Ricotta Raviolis

Looking for a fun twist on your family’s traditional ravioli recipe? These pumpkin, lobster and ricotta raviolis will absolutely wow you guests! The best part is that you can prep this dish a day ahead of time and then boil them up quickly before dinner begins.

Ingredients:

  • 4.5 lbs lobster meat
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 Tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 3 Tbsp canned pumpkin
  • Fresh egg noodle lasagna sheets
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter (for sealing ravioli)

Directions:

  • Hand tear lobster meat into dime-size chunks.
  • Saute lobster meat in pan with butter for about 4 minutes.
  • Add flour and milk, stirring until you have a sauce.
  • Turn off heat. Stir in cheese and canned pumpkin.
  • Add nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut egg noodles into 40 ravioli-sized squares. Add a dollop of lobster mixture to half the squares, rubbing the edges of each square with melted butter.
  • Top each lobster meat-filled square with another pasta square. Seal the edges.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil, dropping raviolis in a few at a time.
  • Cook for 5 minutes and serve.

Recipe from main-lylobster.com.


Ready to start cooking? Order your fresh Maine lobster online and then head to your local pumpkin patch. With free overnight shipping included in every order, you can serve a pumpkin and lobster dish to your family tomorrow evening!

Written by Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

When put quite simply: Cape Porpoise Lobster Company is the best of the best when it comes to quality seafood. In picturesque Cape Porpoise, Maine, in the village of Kennebunkport lies Cape Porpoise Pier. The Pier is an active fishing port; our people can be found right in the middle of all of this activity. It is in this port where we buy our lobsters, shrimp, mussels, and other fresh seafood–directly from the fishermen at the pier.

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