Delicious, Decadent Cape Sable Island Lobster Dip

We didn’t grow up with a lot of seafood on the farm. However, when I married a Cape Islander I quickly discovered there are as many different ways to prepare lobster as there are cape Island nicknames (everyone has a nickname here-there are a lot of common names so its helps a lot with communication to use the nickname assigned at birth haha).

This dip is one I was gifted by friends and have tweaked over the years for ease of preparation.

A food processor makes easy work of chopping the lobster for a smooth dip-able(?) dip. And none of us like chunks of onions so its nice they are grated finely first.

We serve this with a nice thick cut ruffled potato chip or a thin wheat cracker.

It’s also fantastic to smear over thick white bread to make a lobster grilled cheese from, and you will not thank me after getting addicted to those let me tell you!

For best results start with cooked Cape Sable Island Lobster meat. One -one pound lobster usually yields about 1 1/2 cups of meat.

Delicious, Decadent Cape Sable Island Lobster Dip

Even better the next day when the flavours all meld.If there is any left. We often double this at Christmas.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia


  • food processor


  • 1/2 cup grated onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped lobster
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2/3 cup real mayonaise (not salad dressing)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 pkg cream cheese, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper to taste


  • Put first three ingredients in food processor and blend well, until lobster is shredded ( to save time and dishes, I use my food processor to grate the onion first then switch to the blade)
  • Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour into food processor bowl with lobster, onion and garlic and blend till smooth.Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve cold or hot. Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups of dip.
Keyword appetizer, dip, homemade, lobster, novascotia

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