Mother’s Day Maine Lobster Benedict Brunch Recipe

Coming fast,  Mother’s Day 2017 is May 14th this year.  So this time begin Mom’s special day with a Mother’s Day lobster brunch of homemade fresh Maine Lobster Benedict, a beautiful dish that is sure to make your Mother’s Day celebration very special indeed.  As we like to say, flowers are great, but a Mother’s Day gift of lobster just tastes better.

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Maine Lobster Benedict (Courtesy Lobster From Maine)

The Maine Lobster Benedict recipe begins with fresh Maine lobster.  You will need five one-pound lobsters to garner 1 pound of cooked lobster meat.  You steam the lobster as usual and use a large chef’s knife to open the claws and tail to remove the meat.  Of, if you prefer, you can buy one pound of freshly cooked Maine lobster meat.  Just make sure the lobster is fresh.

 

The Maine Lobster Benedict recipe will provide four servings for a great Mother’s Day Brunch.  The recipe includes preparing homemade Hollandaise Sauce:

Hollandaise Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup (1/4 pound) unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt
Other Ingredients
  • 4 English muffins
  • 12 asparagus spears, steamed
  • 1 pound cooked Maine lobster
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 eggs, poached
Prepare the Hollandaise Sauce: 
  • Melt the butter in a double-boiler on top of the stove.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper.
  • Whisk the egg mixture into the melted butter, stirring constantly over heat until the sauce starts to thicken.
  •  Season to taste with sea salt.
  • Remove the double boiler from the heat and keep the sauce warm over the hot water.

Prepare Maine Lobster Benedict:

  • Split and toast the English muffins and place 2 halves on a plate.
  •  Cut the steamed asparagus spears in half, and place 3 halve-pieces on each English part of the English muffin.
  • Briefly sauté the pre-cooked lobster in 1 tablespoon of butter until it is heated, and add a portion of the heated lobster to each English muffin.
  • Poach the eggs and top each muffin half with a poached egg.
  • Add a dollop of the Hollandaise Sauce on top.

 

Note on the Hollandaise Sauce from Chef Tom Gutow: If the butter fat and egg yolks separate and the sauce appear to curdle, add a few tablespoons of  hot water from the boiler and whisk like crazy to emulsify it. This will make the sauce smooth again. 

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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.
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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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Broiled Maine Lobster Tails with Clarified Butter for Mother’s Day

Broiled fresh Maine lobster tails with clarified butter for Mother’s Day is an affordable and easy meal to prepare and can go a long way toward making this Mother’s Day celebration a really special occasion. And the good news is that even if you have never tried before, broiled Maine lobster tails are so easy to prepare at home it is almost impossible to mess up.

Sometimes Smaller is Better 

When broiling lobster tails for the first time, please note size does matter … a smaller tail (4 oz.)  can be the way to go. Larger tails take longer to cook and care must be taken not to overcook or the large tail can become tough.  Broiling smaller tails is much more forgiving. Smaller tails are also a bargain and can usually be bought and delivered for less than $10 a tail. Compare to the cost of a whole lobster at $20 to $30 or more.

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Broiled Maine Lobster Tail with Clarified Butter

The concept behind the broiled lobster tail with clarified butter is that the lobster can be the star of the meal or it be combined with a filet or other steak to make a surf and turf dinner. The choice is up to the chef.

Clarified Butter

The Clarified lemon butter  is the key to making this lobster-tail dish absolutely delicious. It’s well worth the additional work so don’t cut any preparation corners here.

So now let’s get started on a meal for a Mother’s Day Celebration:

Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 2-4

Ingredients

(4) 4-oz Maine lobster tails, thawed

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (about 3 sticks)

Juice of 2 medium lemons

½  Tsp ground black pepper

Preparation
1. Cut the top of each shell all the way down the center with kitchen shears. Stop cutting just before the fan tail.  Insert fingers gently into the shell incision to loosen the meat. Gently pull the meat and fan it on top of the shell. Set tails aside.

2. Cut and squeeze lemon juice into a bowl.

3.  Place butter into a medium sauce pan. Heat over medium-high heat until the butter begins to turn white and foam. The milk solids will begin floating to the top. With medium sized spoon, skim off the milk solids and discard. Repeat the skimming until there are no more milk solids. Stir in lemon juice and add ground black pepper. Lower the heat to keep butter mixture warm.

4. Baste the lobster tails with the warm, clarified lemon-butter mixture. Place the remaining butter in ramekins.

5. Preheat broiler oven. If using a temperature gauge, broiler should be pre-heated to about 425 degrees.

4. Place lobster tails on broiler pan and adjust pan so the tails are about 6-9 inches away from the broiler flame. Broil for 3-4 minutes (longer if using larger tails). Keep a close watch and take care not to overcook. The lobster tails are done when the shell turns bright red and the meat has turned an opaque white.

5. Serve immediately with a ramekin of clarified lemon butter.

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We thank you for your business over the years and we welcome you to review your experiences.  We love hearing from our customers about how their dinner guests enjoyed the lobster or how surprised Mom or Dad were to receive a lobster dinner gift.

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