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- a teaspoon of fresh chopped basil,
- ½ cup of olive oil,
- a small clove of chopped fresh garlic,
- fresh ground pepper to taste.
- If desired, a dash of fresh lime or lemon juice may be added.
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With the Fourth of July just days away, the outdoor entertaining season with fresh Maine lobster is moving into full swing. With the lobster menu decided upon, the question that always comes up is what are the best wine and lobster pairings?
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For us, we prefer steamed lobster with a white burgundy such as Louis Jadot Pouilly-fuissé (2008 $18.99). This wine has wonderful Chardonnay flavors, minerals and just a bare touch of oak. The perfect pairing for enjoying the sweet, delicate taste of warm lobster dipped in melted lobster butter.
The first course should be Wellfleet oysters. They must be shucked and served as an appetizer. On a large platter covered with plenty of ice, arrange the oysters in circles with traditional New England red cocktail sauce, lemons and horse radish … the only way to serve oysters.
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The steamers and chowder should be served as the second course well before the lobster and paired with a zesty Chardonnay. I enjoy pairing the clams with La Crema Montery Chardonnay (2009 $20.00). This is a wine with its own fresh mineral notes and tropical aromas of lemon that will nicely pair with the sweet, ocean flavor of the steamer clams. Just chill the wine and serve.
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Wellfleet Oysters and Taittinger Champagne; La Crema Chardonnay and Maine steamer clams (or shrimp); and of course, Louis Jadot Pouilly-fuissé and lobster; sweet, fresh lobster will all contribute to a memorable outdoor dining experience. The perfect pairings of three wines with three courses of all the best seafood New England has to offer will have your dinner guests abuzz. Believe us when we say, it does not get any better than this.
© Wayne Howe 2017
Boston — Feb 10, 2017 — This year, instead of heading out to a restaurant why not stay home and treat your lover to a steamy, sizzling Valentine’s Day lobster Day dinner with live Maine lobster, oysters, and award winning seafood chowders all delivered fresh and delicious right to your door.
So while everyone else is fighting for reservations, trying to park, waiting for their table and getting rushed by the waiter, just say “No!”
That’s right. You can have the live lobsters delivered directly from our docks right to your door anywhere in the United States. With all the best seafood New England has to offer, Lobsters-Online can provide all the ingredients for a decadently scrumptious romantic dinner for two. From oysters to lobster tails, there is plenty to choose from.
Choose an Easy Recipe
Cupid knows nothing is more romantic than preparing a wonderful live lobster dinner steamed to perfection and served with plenty of butter. Lobsters-Online.Com features plenty of helpful recipes to make cooking fun. Cupid recommends starting with a tray of world famous Wellfleet oysters plucked from the cold waters off Cape Cod. Pop them open and serve with our specially prepared cocktail sauce.
Next share our home style Lobster Trap Co. lobster bisque made with real chunks of lobster. Steam or bake the lobster – the bigger the better. Or if you prefer, order a tray of jumbo lobster’s tails that come ready to cook and serve.
Free Range Beef and Lobster Tails
Also popular this year is surf and turf packages that boast Montana free range beef filet, Maine lobster tails and creamy smooth clam chowder. The package comes with a complete lobster bib and steel cracker kit to make eating easy.
Surprise Your Lover
“You should have seen the look on my man’s face when he saw what I had ready for him for Valentine’s Day,” said a happy customer from Port Charlotte, Florida. “Don’t forget the champagne!”
So while everyone else is fighting for reservations, trying to park, waiting for their table and getting rushed by the waiter, just say “No.” Instead, treat your lover to a Valentine dinner at home with a love fest of the best lobster and oysters in the world. Cupid will be proud. And don’t forget, a lobster dinner makes a memorable Valentine’s Day gift for everyone in the family.
Quality and Freshness are number one
All our lobsters are right off the boat, on to the dock and into our giant, new facilities. Since we sell direct, no other online service can match Lobsters-Online for freshness, quality and price. Because we ship with FedEx, you can order online and enjoy beautiful, select grade lobster the very next day.
For more than 42 years, the Lobster Trap Company has been delighting customers from Boston and Cape Cod to as far away as Hawaii with its quality seafood. With facilities in Maine and Cape Cod, the Lobster Trap Company continues to offer its online customers the highest quality and lowest price found anywhere.
© Wayne Howe 2017
Just in time Maine lobster rolls for your Super Bowl 50 Party, a traditional New England lobster roll recipe sure to please. Yes, the very same lobster roll that you can experience in any of the numerous lobster shacks and seafood restaurants that inhabit the New England coast line. Nothing is better than the pure, sweet taste of lobster bursting out of a toasted New England style bun. So whichever team you are cheering for … serve up to your guests some lobster!
Before you get started, please note there are a couple of tricks if you want authenticity. You must use fresh, live Maine lobster or freshly cooked Maine lobster meat (tails, claws and legs). And if at all possible, make sure you use New England style split top hot dog buns (with the cut sides) as the roll’s flavor explodes when toasted on a grill or skillet.
For two people, order two 1 ¼ pound lobster online for home delivery or get them from your local fish market. Steam the lobster in a large kettle with steaming rack filled with about two-to-three inches of cold water. Add two tablespoons of sea salt and bring water to roiling boil. Place the lobster head first into the kettle and steam about 10 to 12 minutes.
Alternatively you may buy freshly cooked lobster meat and skip cooking the live lobster. It’s a time saver and if the lobster meat is freshly cooked, the results will be the same delicious Super Bowl lobster roll bursting with flavor. Whether you are fans of either team, your Super Bowl 50 guests will love you.
© Wayne Howe 2018
Bourne, MA — A rare calico lobster was spotted among the lobster tanks at the Lobster Trap Company facility at Cape Cod. One in about 25 million, it is a very rare find. They are not sure where it came from as it was mixed in with a large delivery. Because of its spotted coloring, it was easy to see among the dozens of other live lobster floating around in the tank.
The typical lobster is colored a muddy brown with hints of red, which is the perfect color for hiding from predators. Other rare colored lobsters such as calico, blue, yellow or green usually do not last long as they are easily spotted by predators on the bottom of the ocean.
© Wayne Howe 2016
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.
© Wayne Howe 2013
Calvin the rare calico lobster was saved from a Cambridge, MA Restaurant lobster pot this week after the chef took notice of the lobster’s yellow and orange spotted shell. Instead of serving him up, they decided to name the guy and put him safely aside. A calico lobster is exceedingly rare, about 1 in 30 million.
The 1.5 pound lobster, dabbled in yellow, was found at Jasper White’s Summer Shack Restaurant in Cambridge when they were cleaning out a 1,200 gallon lobster tank. It is believed to have been caught off Winter Harbor, ME.
How it escaped notice before this is anyone’s guess.
According to the Boston Globe, Chef Jasper White was drawn to the singular lobster with the yellow spots: “We happened to be cleaning the tank and I happened to be there. One of my guys said, ‘Chef, look at this lobster,’ and from across the room I knew it was special.”
White estimates the rare lobster had been touched at least four times by human hands prior to being rescued. Normally all the lobster in the tank end up on a dinner plate. Jasper said he buys about 350,000 pounds of lobster annually for his restaurants.
The lucky lobster’s calico shell is caused by the inconsistent distribution of the pigment layers that usually combine to make uncooked lobsters look brown. Lobsters come in many colors, including brown, orange, blue and white — the most rare. Still a calico lobster is exceedingly rare.
Calvin was sent from the restaurant to the New England Aquarium in Boston for safe keeping.
“We say that yellow lobsters are about one in 30 million,” said Michael Tlusty, the director of research at the New England Aquarium.
Eventually the lobster will head to the Biomes Marine Biology Center in North Kingstown, R.I., where he will be displayed for school field trips and other educational purposes.
© Wayne Howe 2012
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Founded in 1997, Lobsters-Online.Com has served thousands and thousands of satisfied customers. Many of our customers order from us two or three times a year. It is because of you, our loyal customers that we have continued to grow each and every year providing millions of pounds of lobster and seafood to a hungry crowd.
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.
We especially enjoy hearing about how Lobsters-Online made the holidays more fun, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We also have learned over the years how our customers celebrate during the summer holidays of Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day with all the makings for a great lobster clambake. And having live Maine lobster delivered to a favorite vacation spot has become another popular customer tradition.
We welcome you to share an idea, provide a review of our service or tell us if you tried one of our lobster recipes and liked it. Or just share with us if you have recommended Lobsters-Online.Com to a friend, co-worker or relative. You may also want to go social and Like us on our Facebook page. We’d like that, too!
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© Wayne Howe 2012
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.
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.
When ready to prepare, just follow the directions for traditional boiled lobster:
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!
© Wayne Howe 2012
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