A bowl of mashed potatoes on a table.
The Seafood Add-In For Summery Mashed Potatoes
While seafood is available year-round, crustaceans are abundant in the summer during migration. Take advantage of this time and create a velvety mash that's refreshingly vibrant.
For summery mashed potatoes, adding chunks of sweet lobster meat can offset the buttery potatoes' richness. Lump crab meat (namely King crab) can be a great, cost-effective option.
It's best to work with the freshest possible crustaceans, which often means those that are still alive. Start by dropping crustaceans into a pot and cooking until tender.
Extract the meat and boil your Yukon potatoes with the leftover lobster shells for extra flavor. Sauté the lobster meat in butter with garlic, shallots, and spices.
Once the potatoes are cooked and mashed, fold in pieces of the browned and seasoned meat and reserve a few golden pieces for topping. Garnish with chopped chives or lemon zest.