A lobster dinner is a luxurious event -- usually reserved for celebrations. (Unless of course, we're talking about lobster rolls which we should all try to eat as much as possible.) Unfortunately, lobster isn't cheap, so you can't eat it on the regular like you would chicken. But reserving lobster for rare occasions makes it that more special -- and makes it taste that more delicious.

Making lobster at home is one way to cut down on the cost, of course. And it also makes the event that much more rewarding. We know you're thinking that making lobster at home is no easy feat. We've put together a collection of lobster recipes, however, that make it simple and delicious -- so you can enjoy lobster as often as you want, just because it tastes good.

Here are 28 lobster recipes to try out this summer.

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  • Pan-Crisped Salmon With Light Dijon Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/11/pan-crisped-salmon-with-light-dijon-cream-and-garlic-butter-breadcrumbs/" target="_blank">Pan-Crisped Salmon with Light Dijon Cream recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Sizzling Shrimp Scampi

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/sizzling-shrimp-scampi_n_1058687.html" target="_hplink">Sizzling Shrimp Scampi recipe</a></strong>

  • New England Steamers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/new_england_steamers/" target="_blank">New England Steamers recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Classic King Crab

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/classic_king_crab/">Classic King Crab recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Manhattan Clam Chowder

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/manhattan_clam_chowder/" target="_blank">Manhattan Clam Chowder recipe </a>by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Crispy Shrimp Pizza

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/04/crispy-shrimp-pizza/" target="_blank">Crispy Shrimp Pizza recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Crab Salad Sweet Potato Chip Bites

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodiecrush.com/2012/10/crab-salad-sweet-potato-chip-bites/">Crab Salad Sweet Potato Chip Bites recipe</a> by Foodie Crush</strong>

  • Spicy Warm Shrimp Cocktail

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/spicy-warm-shrimp-cocktai_n_1055249.html" target="_hplink">Spicy Warm Shrimp Cocktail recipe</a></strong>

  • Mussels With Coconut Curry Lime Sauce

    Get the Mussels with Coconut Curry Lime Sauce recipe by Verses from my Kitchen

  • Crab Cake Sliders

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/01/crab-cake-sliders-with-pineapple-kiwi-salsa/">Crab Cake Sliders recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Seared Halibut With Coriander And Carrots

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/02/seared-halibut-with-coria_n_1250673.html" target="_hplink">Seared Halibut with Coriander and Carrots recipe</a></strong>

  • Shrimp And Scallop Ceviche Stuffed Avocados

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodiecrush.com/2012/12/shrimp-and-scallop-ceviche-stuffed-avocados/" target="_blank">Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche Stuffed Avocados recipe</a> by Foodiecrush</strong>

  • Caramelized Scallops With Strawberry Salsa

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/13706-caramelized-scallops-with-strawberry-salsa" target="_blank">Caramelized Scallops with Strawberry Salsa recipe</a> by Minimally Invasive via Food52</strong>

  • Cioppino

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2011/08/when-food-callsanswer.html" target="_blank">Cioppino recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Hot & Sour Noodle Soup With Shrimp

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2011/11/sunday-soup-series-hot-sour-noodle-soup-with-shrimp.html" target="_blank">Hot & Sour Noodle Soup with Shrimp recipe</a> by Verses from my Kitchen</strong>

  • Chili And Basil Scallops

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/19262-chili-and-basil-scallops-recipe.html" target="_blank">Chili and Basil Scallops recipe</a> by Steamy Kitchen</strong>

  • Broiled Lobster Tails With Manila Clams And Corn

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.tastewiththeeyes.com/2012/01/your-next-lobster-tail-recipe/" target="_hplink">Broiled Lobster Tails with Manila Clams & Corn recipe</a> by Taste with the Eyes</strong>

  • Mahimahi With Herbed White-Wine Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/mahimahi-with-herbed-whit_n_1058532.html" target="_hplink">Mahimahi with Herbed White-Wine Sauce recipe</a></strong>

  • Shrimp Cakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/shrimp_cakes/" target="_blank">Shrimp Cakes recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Clams Casino

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/6741-clams-casino.html" target="_blank">Clams Casino recipe </a>by Steamy Kitchen</strong>

  • Shrimp And Bacon Risotto

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2010/12/shrimp-and-bacon-risotto/" target="_blank">Shrimp and Bacon Risotto recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Grilled Lobster With Miso Butter

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://betsylife.com/2012/07/17/grilled-lobster-miso-butter/" target="_hplink">Grilled Lobster with Miso Butter recipe</a> by Betsy Life</strong>

  • Roasted Basil Butter Parmesan Shrimp

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/08/roasted-basil-butter-parmesan-shrimp/" target="_blank">Roasted Basil Butter Parmesan Shrimp recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • New England Clam Chowder

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://norecipes.com/blog/new-england-clam-chowder/#sthash.AsAMUCLo.OC4tITZP.dpbs" target="_blank">New England Clam Chowder recipe</a> by No Recipes</strong>

  • Fish Teriyaki With Sweet-And-Sour Cucumbers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/fish-teriyaki-with-sweet-_n_1058390.html" target="_hplink">Fish Teriyaki With Sweet-and-Sour Cucumbers recipe</a></strong>

  • Thai-Style Spring Rolls With Shrimp

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/thai-style-spring-rolls-w_n_1059878.html" target="_hplink">Thai-Style Spring Rolls with Shrimp recipe</a></strong>

  • Fresh Corn Chowder With Bacon + Barbecue Shrimp

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/08/fresh-corn-chowder-with-barbecue-shrimp/" target="_blank">Fresh Corn Chowder with Bacon + Barbecue Shrimp recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Beer Steamed Clams With Bacon & Tomatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/7241-beer-steamed-clams-with-bacon-tomatoes.html" target="_blank">Beer Steamed Clams with Bacon & Tomatoes recipe </a>by Steamy Kitchen</strong>

  • Avocado Crab Crostini

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/06/avocado-crab-crostini/">Avocado Crab Crostini recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Fish Al Cartoccio

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/15/fish-al-cartoccio_n_1151664.html" target="_hplink">Fish al Cartoccio recipe</a></strong>

  • Grilled Shrimp With Citrus-Sambal-Oelek Dressing

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/grilled-shrimp-with-citru_n_1058466.html" target="_hplink">Grilled Shrimp with Citrus-Sambal-Oelek Dressing recipe</a></strong>

  • Baked Crab Rangoon

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://steamykitchen.com/15326-baked-crab-rangoon.html">Baked Crab Rangoon recipe</a> by Steamy Kitchen</strong>

  • Shrimp Bisque

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2011/12/soup-series-shrimp-bisque-and-a-holiday-flashback.html" target="_blank">Shrimp Bisque recipe</a> by Verses from my Kitchen</strong>

  • Thai Crab-And-Green-Mango Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/thai-crab-and-green-mango_n_1058743.html">Thai Crab-and-Green-Mango Salad recipe</a></strong>

  • Shrimp and Sweet Corn Curry

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/06/shrimp-and-sweet-corn-cur_n_1325409.html" target="_hplink">Shrimp and Sweet Corn Curry recipe</a></strong>

  • Simple Pasta With Leeks And Scallops

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/9118-simple-pasta-with-leeks-and-scallops" target="_blank">Simple Pasta with Leeks and Scallops recipe</a> by fiveandspice via Food52</strong>

  • Smoky Shrimp and Grits

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/smoky-shrimp-and-grits_n_1059206.html" target="_hplink">Smoky Shrimp and Grits recipe</a></strong>

  • Orange-Basil Grilled Mahi-Mahi With Stir-Fried Greens

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/orange-basil-grilled-mahi_n_1057602.html" target="_hplink">Orange-Basil Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Stir-Fried Greens recipe</a></strong>

  • Crab, Apple And Watercress Salad With Walnut Vinaigrette

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/crab-apple-and-watercres_n_1058345.html">Crab, Apple and Watercress Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette recipe</a></strong>

  • Red Curry Clams

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/red-curry-clams_n_1062465.html" target="_blank">Red Curry Clams recipe</a></strong>

  • Linguine With Shrimp And Creamy Roasted Tomatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/linguine-with-shrimp-and-_n_1058529.html" target="_hplink">Linguine with Shrimp and Creamy Roasted Tomatoes recipe<</a>/strong>

  • Lobster Roll

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://mymansbelly.com/2012/07/25/a-lobster-roll-to-call-your-own/" target="_hplink">Lobster Roll recipe</a> by My Mans Belly</strong>

  • All-In-One Fish Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/all-in-one-fish-soup_n_1057571.html" target="_hplink">All-in-One Fish Soup recipe</a> </strong>

  • Shrimp Burgers With Chipotle Cream & Coconut Peach Salsa

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/07/shrimp-burgers-with-chipotle-cream-and-coconut-peach-salsa/" target="_blank">Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Cream & Coconut Peach Salsa recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Lobster Bisque

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.livelovepasta.com/2012/01/lobster-bisque/" target="_hplink">Lobster Bisque recipe</a> by Live Love Pasta</strong>

  • Roasted Halibut With Fennel And Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/17/roasted-halibut-with-fenn_n_1432938.html" target="_hplink">Roasted Halibut with Fennel and Potatoes recipe</a></strong>

  • Ancho Chile, Shrimp And Pasta

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/ancho_chile_shrimp_and_pasta/" target="_blank">Ancho Chile, Shrimp, and Pasta recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/03/toasted-sesame-ginger-salmon/" target="_blank">Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Lemony Bulgur Salad With Shrimp And Spinach

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/lemony-bulgur-salad-with-_n_1058523.html" target="_hplink">Lemony Bulgur Salad with Shrimp and Spinach recipe</a></strong>

  • Lobster Etouffee

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodiecrush.com/2012/01/craving-lobster-etouffee-and-5-cajun-crustacean-recipes/" target="_blank">Lobster Etouffee recipe</a> by Foodiecrush</strong>

  • Shrimp With Garlic, Tomatoes And Feta Cheese

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/shrimp-with-garlic-tomat_n_1057210.html" target="_hplink">Shrimp with Garlic, Tomatoes and Feta Cheese recipe</a></strong>