Get the Dad Who Thinks He Already Has Everything Something Really Lively this Fathers Day

How is a number-one son or daughter going to be uber cool with a gift for Dad this Father’s Day?  Whether sharing the day, or sending a gift from afar, what does a good son or daughter gets for a father who thinks he has everything?
Well, think lobster.  That’s what thousands of good children do!
Send Dad a lively lobster this Father’s Day!
 Thanks to a Cape Cod lobster online service, Dad can now go over the top on his big day with a big box of live Maine lobster delivered right to his door.  Whether in California, Colorado or Kansas City, Dad can receive an entire lobster clambake packed up and complete with jumbo live lobster, homemade chowders and freshly harvested steamer clams.  There is even a cook pot available to make the gift complete.
A fabulous Fathers Day Lobster Dinner  feast
The service, Lobsters-Online.Com, offers up all size liveMainelobster that only hours earlier were swimming in the cool, crisp clean waters off New England.  Right from the lobster boats, onto the dock and into the modern shipping facilities, the lobster are carefully inspected prior to travel.  Only select grade lobster and freshly harvested clams and oysters are chosen to make the trip.
You don’t have to go to Maine
“Each year we ship lobster clambakes to hundreds and hundreds of dads for Father’s Day.  Jumbo Maine lobster – five and six pounds – have been very popular in the last couple of years,” said Wayne Howe, marketing manager for Lobsters-Online.Com.  “We take great delight in the idea that perhaps somewhere in New Mexico, a Father may hear his door bell ring and there stands a delivery driver holding a specially prepared travel cooler full of  lobster that only hours earlier were swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. What a super surprise.”
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The New England Lobster Clambake is a tradition older than America itself. According to historical lore, the pilgrims first learned about the lobster from Native Americans. The pilgrims watched Native Americans gather lobster, clams, mussels and fish and prepare them on the beach.
The Fathers Day lobster dinner clambake features live lobster, Ipswich steamer clams, mussels and Cape Cod clam chowder along with an optional enamel steel cooking pot.  Jumbo five and six pound lobsters are a treat for Dads who really love their lobster.  The 1.5 pound lobster is a favorite for cooking on the grill.  Available fresh lobster tails make any party better. Recipes and information on how to steam lobster are free.
All Lobsters-Online.com lobsters are shipped for overnight delivery.  The lobster and seafood are carefully placed in special insulated cartons.  Individual compartments protect the live lobster from harming one another during their flight. The cooler is packed with gel ice packs and wet seaweed. And best of all, an order placed online by 2:30 p.m. EST can be part of a feast anywhere in the USAthe very next day.

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It’s Easy to Make Your Own Maine Lobster Roll

There is nothing that says sunshine and sea as the taste of a specially prepared, fresh lobster roll on a toasted New England bun. Waterfront clam and lobster shacks have been serving up lobster rolls all summer. Now, you can make your own anywhere and anytime of year.

Cape Cod, Ipswich, Massachusetts and the Maine seacoast are world famous for the lobster roll made with freshly caught lobster.  The lobster meat, cooked to sweet perfection, is served overflowing a top loading bun.  Add a side of chips, a cold beer and a sunny table, and you’re there.  The recipe may vary a bit from town to town but it always begins with freshly caught lobster.

A lobster roll from the Clam Box, Ipswich, MA

This longing for the opening of lobster-shack season was made all the more interesting when recently it was learned that Chuck Hughes, owner of  the Garde-Manger Restaurant in Montreal,  was named Food TV  Iron Chef of America, in part because of his preparation of a good old Maine lobster roll.   That’s right.  The judges went crazy for his lobster roll!


For those of you who share our passion for the lobster roll but can’t go to Maine or Cape Cod, we decided to share Chef Hughes winning lobster roll recipe.  We have only few hints to add. 


The lobster must be fresh and healthy, so only order from a reputable lobster online dealer.  Ask for a couple of females so that you can collect the lobster roe to make lobster butter.  Boil the lobster in a large pot of salted water and take care not to over cook.  Overcooking will make the meat tough.  When opening the cooked lobster, cut the meat into large chunks.  And finally, make sure to pick a quality, top-loading bun.


Remember, it’s all about the lobster!


Here is Chef Hughes recipe, adapted from his cookbook Garde-Manger:


Lobster Roll
Serves 4


For an added Iron Chef twist, feel free to add a smidgen of chopped dill.


4 lobsters, weighing about 1 1/2 pounds (675 grams) each


2 tablespoons (30 mL) best-quality mayonnaise


2 scallions, cleaned and finely chopped


Salt and freshly ground pepper


4 hotdog buns


Lobster butter (recipe follows)


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the lobsters for 6 minutes, and then plunge them into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.


Shell the lobsters and cut the flesh into large pieces. Combine the lobster with the mayonnaise and green onions. Season the mix to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve.


When serving: Butter the buns with the lobster butter, and toast them in a fry pan until golden. Divide the lobster mix among the four buns and serve immediately.


Lobster Butter
Makes 1 pound (450 grams)


Lobster butter keeps refrigerated for one month, or can be frozen for up to three.


1 pound (450 grams) unsalted butter, softened


Roe from one female lobster


In a large fry pan, melt the butter and whisk in the (roe) eggs. The butter will be red. Pour into a container and keep refrigerated until ready to use. 

 

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Try This Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe Bursting with Flavor

Down home American comfort food – fresh Maine Lobster and macaroni – combined to create a high-class dish that is bursting with flavor and a winter lobster dish favorite. Follow this recipe to make a glorious Lobster Mac & Cheese Casserole that will have your family and guests swooning.

lobster mac and cheese casserole
Lobster and Campanelle Pasta

The lobster mac and cheese dish starts with a selection of four of your favorite cheeses, Campanelle pasta and a hard-shell, two pound or larger, live Maine Lobster.

Directions:

  1. Begin by poaching the lobster.   Add two to three quarts of water and two tablespoons of sea salt to a kettle or large pot.  Bring the water to a roiling boil, add the lobster, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for three to five minutes until the meat is just firm and opaque.  Remove the lobster and let drain. Save the water in the pot. Using a chef’s knife, open the tails and claws and remove the lobster meat.  Cut into bite size chunks. Save the claw and tail shells.  Set the poached lobster meat aside.
  2. Using the same water and pot, bring water to a boil again and stir in the macaroni. Add lobster claw shells and save the tail shell. Reduce heat to medium and cook the pasta uncovered about six to eight minutes (half the time specified on the box). You want to undercook the pasta otherwise it will be mushy after baking. Drain the pasta in the sink, rinse in cool water and set aside.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. The next step is the sauce. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a sauce pan over low to medium heat.  Add in diced onion and cook until onion is translucent, about four minutes. Scoop the onions from the pan and set aside. Add the saved lobster tail shell; add the minced garlic, chopped shallot and light cream (or milk) to the sauce pan. Simmer gently for 20 minutes. Scrape the garlic, onions and shallots from the pan and set aside. Remove and discard the lobster tail shell. Add in three more tablespoons of butter.  Stir in the flour and whisk until thickened.
  5. Stir in all four kinds of shredded cheese to the thickened cream sauce. Heat until the cheeses are melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.  Add in the macaroni and lobster chunks and toss.  Stir in the onions, garlic and shallots.
  6. Add heated macaroni mixture to a four quart casserole and smooth the cheese across the top.  Sprinkle with panko (or buttered) bread crumbs. Bake in oven until the top is golden brown and the sauce is bubbly, about 12 to 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1 pound) campanelle pasta or other tubed macaroni
  • 1 (2 pound or larger) live Maine lobster, hard shell
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups light cream (or milk)
  • 5 tablespoons flour, all-purpose
  • 1 pound Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½-pound soft, cream style (Boursin) cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
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Mothers Day Lobster Dinner Tradition Goes the Distance

 

Every year  Henry Johnson would take his mother out for a Mothers Day lobster dinner.  But this year, Mom is retired and living 1300 miles away in Naples,Florida.   Getting together on Mother’s Day was not going to be possible.
mothers day may 10th 2015
Johnson said he needed a way to keep the Mothers Day lobster-dinner tradition going.
So Johnson went online to see if he could find a seafood restaurant in Naples offering gift certificates.   But knowing his mother, Lillian Johnson, was a lobster gourmet, he was not sure he could find a restaurant offering the jumbo lobster his mother preferred.
The web search for a lobster-dinner gift certificate delivered a surprising result, according to Johnson. His Google page yielded a Cape Cod, Massachusetts Lobster delivery service that offered to send fresh, live Maine Lobster overnight to Naples, Florida.   And not just any lobster, but jumbo Maine Lobster.  The delivery service – Lobsters-Online.Com — also offered freshly harvested steamer clams and oysters.
Johnson said he was “thrilled” with the idea of sending his seafood loving mother a box of live Maine lobster on Mother’s Day.
After a few minutes of shopping the web site, Johnson selected two four-pound lobsters, a bushel of steamers and the Lobster Trap Co. homemade style Lobster Bisque. The Lobsters-Online.Com service offered a satisfaction guarantee, which was important to Johnson.
“What could be a better surprise,” Johnson said.  “Mom will be sitting at home, and the door bell will ring, and a box of live lobster will be delivered right to her door.”
Johnson said his mother is one of those Lobster aficionados who grew up in Maine, went to school in Boston and raised a family in Connecticut.  His mother’s only complaint about Florida has been that it is difficult to obtain locally fresh New England Lobster and shellfish.
“Mom knows how to cook and eat a lobster like a professional,” Johnson said. “She knows how to make lobster butter with the lobster roe and how to twist the small legs and flippers to get the even the small meat out.”
Sending live lobster on Mother’s Day, Johnson said, will go a long way toward keeping their Mother’s Day lobster dinner tradition going.
Lobsters-Online.Com has been serving up Mother’s Day lobster gift boxes for more than a decade.  Every lobster gift box includes only select-grade lobster fresh from the clean, crisp waters of New England.  The lobsters are placed in boxes with special individual compartments to protect them in transit.  The special box is placed inside a frozen-gel packed cooler and layered with wet seaweed.  The package is then shipped FedEx overnight delivery to ensure the lobster arrives fresh, alive and healthy.
Lobster gift boxes may be ordered by 2:30 p.m. EST for next day delivery.  Delivery is available Tuesday through Saturday.
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New England Folks Love Their Lobster Wherever They Live

Feb. 25, 2013 — Lobsters-Online starts the New Year with a deep breath as the prior Christmas and New Year holiday period is our busiest time of the year for shipping live lobster.  During the six-week holiday period folks from all over the country use the lobster shipping service to order New England seafood for their dinner celebrations. From Michigan to Florida, Georgia to California, the orders were shipped to families in every state in the country.

Just wanted to send a note of appreciation as we close out 2011 with another great lobster, shellfish, seafood dinner. — Don P., Parker Colorado

Many Lobsters-Online customers are what we affectionately term ex-patriots, or more narrowly, former residents of New England.  And while they have left the Northeast and have ended up living in various places, all these people have one thing in common. They miss their Maine lobster, shellfish and other New England seafood treats.

Jumbo lobster on dinner plate
Maine Lobster Dinner

Lobsters-Online always enjoys when we hear back from our former New England natives.  Today seemed like a good time to share a few of their much appreciated comments:

“I recently ordered two 5 lb lobsters for my husbands 65th birthday.  I have to tell you that he was very surprised and they were absolutely excellent.  We are both from Connecticut and now live in Florida.  Floridians have no idea what real lobster is until they try Maine lobster.  You gave us not only a wonderful meal but brought back memories of New England.  I have put your name on Facebook to all my friends so you will be getting more orders.  Thank you so much.  And Happy New Year.” – Maxine D,Spring Hill Florida. 

“Just wanted to send a note of appreciation as we close out another great
lobster, shellfish, seafood dinner. This is either our third or fourth order in just
this past year and your products and services are consistently excellent. My
wife is a native New England “coastie” and these meals go a long way toward keeping
the beatings (on me)  to a minimum for my dragging her to Colorado. Have a great New Year.” —  Don P., Colorado 

“Just a note to thank you again for taking such great care with my order this past Christmas season. I have been sending a gift to my parents for several years from your company.  However, this year they were absolutely thrilled as I sent them live lobster, and your New England lobster chowder. Thank you for taking such good care … start to finish. It is so nice to know that you continue to do an incredible job.” — Steve L., Tampa Bay, Florida 

“This is our third year ordering from your service.  This year we ordered the jumbo lobster tails for Christmas Eve dinner along with your chowders.  The tails were big, fresh and delicious.  We baked and stuffed them with crab following my mother’s recipe.  She is from Maine, and knows good lobster when she sees it.  A good time was had by all.  Thank you again for your service.”  — Annette P., Punta Gorda, Florida. 

 

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Winter and When Will it End for Lobster Lovers?

 

Off season, winter keeps the lobster boats close to home, and only the biggest lobster suppliers can be prepared to make sure there is plenty of lobster available all winter. The Lobster Trap Company works hard year round to continue to be able to supply ocean fresh lobster to customers.

 

What does all that snow mean for lobster lovers?
They do this by building natural environment environment salt water lobster pounds that can hold millions of pounds of fresh lobster.  This keeps the lobster strong and healthy until they are ready to make their trip to the folks.
“We filled our Maine and Canadian pounds with enough lobster to keep filling the FEDEX planes thru the rain, sleet and snow of this year’s terrible winter, just to make sure our customers stay full – and get their fill — of their favorite crustaceans!”  Said Dave Madden, Lobster Trap Company vice president of sales.
Lobster Trap operates four lobster pounds located in Machiasport and Steuben Maine, providing access to 4,000,000 pounds of live lobster.   The company also operates storage facilities throughout Canada providing holding capacities in excess of 2,000,000 pounds.  All this means great lobster eating year round, even when the fishing season ends.

So while the snow may be falling, the lobster keeps flying.

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With Confusion in Market, Always Demand Hard Shell Lobster for Home Delivery

The 2012 Spring and Summer lobster season has seen an abundance of low quality, soft-shell lobster flooding Maine and Massachusetts markets.  This has created a great deal of confusion for lobster lovers who see news reports of record low prices for soft-shell lobster.  The problem is that this crop of soft shell lobster — or “shedders” — is very soft and can not be shipped any distance or successfully kept in holding tanks. The “extra soft” shedders are in a super weakened state and mortality rates are twice as high as normal.  They will last only last a few days in a holding tank and they experience double or triple the normal  mortality rate even when shipped just a few dozen miles.

Hard shell lobster are the only choice when shipping lobster longer distances as they travel better because they are healthier and stronger.  For home delivery, always demand hard shell lobster.

The 2012 live Maine lobster market confusion is being caused because 80% of the daily catch in Maine and Massachusetts is soft shell lobster instead of a more normal 60-40 summer split.  Shedders arrived early in 2012 and the over supply of soft-shell lobster are being sold at a loss to Canadian processing plants. The overflow is flooding Maine and Massachusetts restaurants and supermarkets.  Meanwhile, the demand in the rest of the country for hard-shell lobsters is over the top while supplies are abnormally low causing hard-shell prices to rise.

“Some of the lobsters that are being caught haven’t even had a chance to feed or harden at all,” said Carla Guenther, Fisheries Science and Leadership Advisor at Penobscot East Resource Center, speaking to the Island Ad-Vantages Community News. “They’re more like jellyfish than lobsters, almost liquid that will slide through your fingers.”

For local lobster lovers and processors, the low shedder prices are a boon.  For the fisherman, dealers and wholesalers, not so much. Many fishermen are complaining its not worth going out and wholesalers have no space to hold the glut of soft shell lobsters.

A steamed hard shell lobster with antenae
A steamed hard shell lobster

 

On the upside, the quality this season of hard-shell Maine lobster is excellent, according to Lobster Trap Company Sales Manager Dave Madden of Cape Cod.

“With the early shedder glut, it is ugly out there for sure,” Madden said. “But I’m glad to say our customers have all been happy with the quality of the hard shell lobster they are receiving!”

But soft-shell lobster shipping mortality rates aside, the truth is aficionados prefer hard-shell lobster because of the meat texture and the taste. The meat is firmer, flavorful and is more easily grilled or baked.  Meat from a soft-shell lobster is often watery and stringy though some people think there is a special sweetness to the flavor.  But you can’t put a soft shell lobster on a grill as the meat will often fall apart.  It can be tricky to bake-stuff one as well.

More meat per pound

Hard shell lobsters are often desired as they offer more meat per pound.  A soft shell lobster will have more water weight than a same-size hard shell lobster.  That is because after a lobster molts, or sheds its old shell, the new shell underneath is larger.  Until the shedder grows into that new shell, that extra space is usually filled with water.

But in truth, you will find some local folks in Maine who prefer the shedders for their taste and ease of eating.  A post-molting lobster in its weakened state is not considered low quality. They just don’t transport well and are not expected to be crammed full of meat. The price per pound is often less as well and when eating, their shells are more easily opened.

However, when ordering for home delivery one should always demand hard-shell live Maine lobster.  Even in normal times, a soft-shell will lose water weight in transport and there is a very high risk the lobsters will perish en route.  Quality lobster delivery services will rarely, if ever, ship shedders for home delivery.

Molting process is fascinating. 

In order to grow, an adult lobster will shed its old shell dozens of time during its lifetime (females more often than males).  The lobster grows a new shell beneath the old one.  When it molts, the old shell splits along the back and the new shell is like a thick skin, soft enough to allow the lobster to twist and wiggle itself free from the old shell.  It is not unusual for the lobster to then feast on the old shell to help quickly regain the lost calcium.

Molting is most common when the Atlantic Ocean begins to warm in June.  The new-shell season will run all summer through October and beyond, depending on the drop in water temperature.  Over the winter the new shell will harden and become next season’s hard shell lobster.

The question of hard shell vs. soft shell is usually one of preference and opportunity.  For connoisseurs, the lobster eating experience is not complete unless you have to work to crack and pick the shells apart to get to the succulent meat inside. For those people, hard-shell lobster is always the way to go.

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Serve a Super Bowl New England Style Boiled Lobster Dinner

With New England and New York in the Super Bowl for 2012, it is only fitting that everyone’s favorite East Coast fare be part of the super celebration. Yes, we are talking about lobster; lots of fresh, great tasting Maine lobster for a Super Bowl lobster dinner.

Patriots and Giants meet in Super Bowl 2012
The East Coast Championship Match

Saturday delivery of live lobster is now available in most parts of the country. So even if you are sitting out there in Kansas, you can still be part of the New England lead up.  Order the lobster online and have them delivered right to your house.  Live Maine lobster can now be part of Super Bowl celebrations all across the country.

Easy to Prepare 

Keep it simple with a traditional boiled lobster recipe.  Boiled Maine lobster is easy to prepare, fun to serve and will be a big hit with the guests.  After all, how often do the New England Patriots and the New York Football Giants play one another in the Super Bowl?  (You don’t have to answer that.)

After all, how often do the New England Patriots and the New York Football Giants play one another in the Super Bowl?

Yes, with this second time around, the New York–Boston rivalry is alive and well.  So why not celebrate this East Coast championship match by ordering the New England eight-lobster special. 

When the lobster arrives on Saturday, you may keep them overnight by adding some wet newspapers and frozen gel packs to the carton. Don’t take them out of the carton to play with.    It is important they stay cool and moist until ready to cook.  If it’s below freezing outside, don’t leave the lobster in  the box outside either.

boiled maine lobster dinner
New England Lobster Dinner

When ready to prepare, just follow the directions for traditional boiled lobster:

Ingredients: 

  • 8 1 ¼  pound live lobsters
  • Sea Salt
  • Two gallons water
  • Two pounds melted butter
  • Two fresh whole lemons
Directions:
  1. Add water to large pot or kettle and bring to a roiling boil
  2. Add four table spoons sea salt
  3. Place live lobsters head first into pot and cover
  4. Stir lobster occasionally to move bottom lobsters to top so the lobsters will cook evenly
  5. Cook for 12 to 13 minutes until bright red (do not over cook as meat will toughen).  Give the antenna on one of the lobsters a yank.  If it pulls off easily, the lobsters are done.
  6. When cooked properly the lobster meat will have turned from translucent to  white
  7. Remove the cooked lobster and allow to drain for one minute.
  8. Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges on the side

Eating the lobster begins by twisting off the claws and the tail and cracking the shell to get at the meat.  Providing your guests with traditional lobster bib kits makes the job easy; the  the kits come with handy eating instructions.

To round out your lobster dinner, consider adding some traditional prepared lobster fare like a Maine lobster pizza  or fresh steamer clams and oysters.

Enjoy the game!

 

Nations Oldest Retail Lobster Web Site Marks 14th Anniversary

Cape Cod, Mass. (Oct. 5, 2011) – The Lobster Trap Company & Lobsters-Online.Com today announced the anniversary of its 14th year of selling live lobster with overnight delivery to retail customers all across the United States, making it the oldest Lobster web site in continuous operation.
Launched in 1997, the retail lobster web site became an instant success with its first live-lobster sale coming from a Florida retiree who had recently moved to Tampa from Connecticut and was missing New England lobster.

The Lobsters-Online web site today.

Designed and built by founder Wayne Howe of Boston, the web site was developed originally as a prototype to show off a new e-commerce system and to encourage seafood wholesale vendors to move their 1-800 telephone order business onto the web. Howe was hoping to encourage the seafood outlets to employ the e-commerce system Howe was selling.  Faced with resistance from the wholesalers, who rebuffed his efforts with expressions such as — “Web, what web?  We are fishermen. We don’t know anything about the Internet.”  — Howe decided to take the prototype and use it to create a web based retail seafood business.
Contracting with seafood suppliers, Lobsters-Online.com went live with the click of a mouse.  And within minutes, orders began arriving.
First Sale in Minutes
“I saw the first e-mail alert and couldn’t believe a sale had come in.  We just couldn’t stop smiling,” Howe said.  “It seemed almost unbelievable that someone found the web site so fast.  Back then, e-commerce was supposed to be only for the big retail players.  Yet here we were, a small business able to take a credit card online, authorize it, and then deliver live seafood overnight to anywhere in the country.”
Sales grew steadily until the millennium, when orders came in so fast and so strong during December that it doubled sales for the entire year.
“Even with the automated web site, we were working 24 hours a day to manage all the orders for the holidays and the millennium,” Howe said.  “We needed to request larger trucks to pick up all the orders.  That holiday period was a real deal changer and it helped us map out the successful sales strategy in use today. Repeat business quickly became the engine that kept our sales growing.”
Satisfied Customers
“We have thousands and thousands of satisfied customers who buy from us every year,” Howe said.
Lobsters-Online.Com has served hundreds of thousands of customers and has shipped millions of dollars worth of lobster and seafood. Sales have increased an average of 25 percent per year since the year 2000.
Logan Clark, CEO of the LobsterTrap Company, headquartered in Bourne, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, formed the partnership with Lobsters-Online in 2001.  The 35-year-old Lobster Trap Company is among the largest seafood wholesalers in the country and it boasts sparkling, brand new plant facilities capable of storing thousands of pounds of lobster in seawater tanks. 
Lobster Trap in Maine and Cape Cod
Today the Lobster Trap Company boasts its own lobster boat docks and facilities in Machiasport, ME; Steuben, ME; and Cape Cod.  This ensures that all Lobsters-Online.Com lobsters are fresh off the boats, onto the docks and into the Lobster Trap Company facilities.  There are no middlemen to drive up the price or delay shipping.

Lobster Trap Company trucks loading at Cape Cod facility.

Featuring all the best seafood New England has to offer – including hard to find jumbo lobster — the Lobsters-Online.Com web site is open 24 hours a day with fresh live lobster available year round.  Customers that order by 2:30 p.m. EST can receive their lobsters the very next day.  Deliveries are available Tuesday through Saturday.  

June 15th is National Lobster Day

 

June 15, 2011 is National Lobster Day. So foodies everywhere, let’s celebrate. Whether the lobster is grilled, steamed or baked, the result is always going to be the same:  Absolutely scrumptious. 
National lobster day is the prefect day to host a lobster clambake at your house.  Invite all the Dads and Grads, the neighbors and the rest of the family and cook up a storm.  Start your own tradition.
For New England, the lobster clambake has been a tradition longer than America has been a country.
History tells us that the Pilgrims watched Native Americans gather lobster, clams, mussels and fish and prepare them on the beach.  The Native Americans dug a sand pit and lined it with hot rocks and coals. They added the lobster and clams to the pit and covered them in fresh, wet seaweed and more hot rocks, steaming the lobster and shellfish in seawater.

Lobster Clambake   Source: M. Cellania
 If digging a clambake pit is not your thing, just go ahead and get a big pot and steam or boil them.  They will be just as delicious.
What to look for in selecting live lobster to prepare?  Most important, make sure they are fresh.
 Everyone knows the world’s best lobster come from Maine and Massachusetts.   But what good is that if your table is in Kansas?   Don’t worry; you don’t have to go to Maine.   There is a service on the web that will deliver live Maine lobster right to your front door anywhere in the United States.  Order your lobster with all the best seafood the cool, crisp waters of the Atlantic Ocean can offer.
For a more intimate celebration, start your dinner with some fresh Oysters from Cape Cod.  Serve the oysters paired with chilled champagne or white wine, a good Chardonnay is best.  Follow up with jumbo shrimp cocktail. Steam the lobsters, and crack the claws and tails ahead of time with a large knife to make eating easier.  Serve with butter and lemon on the side. Don’t forget the candles.
National Lobster Day celebrates the fact that lobster is the largest of all the seafood harvest in New England.  Popular world wide and known as a delicacy, Lobster makes any occasion more fun.  So let’s celebrate.

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