PEI Lobster Bruschetta

Servings: 6


  • 1 each Baguette
  • 3 tbsp Olive or Canola Oil
  • Salt & Black Pepper- to taste
  • 1 (1.25 lb) PEI Lobster, cooked & meat chopped*
  • 1 cup Tomato, seeds removed & chopped (approx. 2 medium)
  • 1/2 Shallot, cut into rings
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil, finely sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Basil, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & Black Pepper- to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese- to garnish


1. Preheat oven to broil (500°F).
2. Cut ends off baguette. Cut baguette into thirds and then cut each piece in half lengthwise to yield 6 pieces.
3. Place baguette pieces onto a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Season with salt & black pepper.
4. Bake baguettes for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
5. Place lobster meat, tomatoes, shallot rings, basil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar into a bowl. Season with salt & black pepper and toss gently to combine.
6. Top toasted baguettes with bruschetta mixture and garnish with parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.


*One (1 ¼ lb.) lobster yields approximately 140 grams or 1 cup of cooked lobster meat.
– The bruschetta mixture can be made ahead and refrigerated to allow the flavours to develop.

Do You Know Lobster?

It takes 5 to 7 years for a lobster to grow to legal size or about one pound.

True – Reaching One Pound Takes 5 to 7 Years

To reach one pound of weight, it takes 5-7 years. The legal size for catching lobster is based on the physical size of the lobster, but legally sized lobsters are normally close to one pound. Lobsters that have not reached the legal size are returned to the water. This limit is vigorously enforced in Prince Edward Island, and is a key component of ensuring the lobster fishery is sustainable.