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Valentine’s Day Lobster Dinner Sizzles with Oysters

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Raw Oysters on Ice

Raw Oysters on Ice

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.

Direct from the Sea

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

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A Traditional Christmas Eve Baked Stuffed Lobster Tail Recipe Sure to Please

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Christmas Eve Baked Stuffed Lobster Tail Recipe

For families all across the country, the traditional Christmas Eve dinner is celebrated with lobster as either the main course or a first course. This year, for many chefs,  baked stuffed lobster tails will take center stage.

Here is a traditional Christmas Eve baked stuffed lobster tail recipe, courtesy of Chef Christopher Russel of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.  Russell is a former Maine Lobster Council Chef of the Year.

One Maine Lobster Per Person

Plan on one  1-1/2  pound-lobster per person, or if convenience dictates,  fresh or frozen lobster tails may be purchased instead of whole live lobster.

INGREDIENTS:

(4 servings, cook time 20 minutes,  preparation 25 minutes, total meal in 45 minutes)

4 live Maine lobsters, each 1-1/2 pounds *
8 Tablespoons butter
2 Cups finely chopped onions (about 2 medium)
4 Tablespoons  fresh parsley finely chopped
2 Teaspoons Old Bay seafood seasoning
4 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 Cups Ritz crackers crumbled (6 ounces)

DIRECTIONS:

Boil salted water in a large kettle or pot. Cook the whole lobsters for 5 minutes. Remove lobsters and place in an ice water tub to cool.  Crack and pick the meat from the claws, knuckles and body. Chop lobster meat into bite-sized pieces. Set aside. Split the tails lengthwise down the center with a sharp knife, being sure to keep the shell-side of the lobsters facing up. Make sure to keep the shells intact. Remove the tail meat from the shell and remove the intestinal track from the meat. Then carefully insert the whole tail meat back into the shell.

For the stuffing, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion. Sauté until soft. Stir in the parsley, Old Bay seasoning and lemon juice. Remove the skillet from heat and let cool. Stir in the chopped lobster claw and knuckle meat. Gently add in the cracker crumbs and stir. Using a spoon, add the the stuffing into the lobster tails. Refrigerate the lobster tails until ready to bake. When ready, preheat the oven to 425-degrees .  Bake the tails until the stuffing is golden and crisp,  about 15 – 20 minutes. Serve immediately with wedges of lemon and let the dinner party begin!

NUTRITIONAL:

Per serving:

658 calories

46 grams protein

37 grams carbohydrates

36 grams fat

1196 mg. sodium

2 grams fiber

* Instead of whole lobster, the dish may also be prepared with frozen Maine lobster tails. Boil water and just blanch the tails and carefully remove the meat, leaving the shell intact. Substitute 16 ounces of raw Maine crab meat or shrimp instead of the lobster knuckle and claw meat. Sauté the crab meat or shrimp with the onion and finish preparing the stuffing and the lobster tails as directed.5

© Wayne Howe 2018

 

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July 4th Lobster Prices are Right

July 4th Happy Birthday America
With July temperatures warming up the Maine seacoast, lobsters are once again in their lively season making them easier to catch and the daily haul more plentiful, resulting in new low summer-season lobster prices.

That is because the more the lobster moves around in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean the more likely they are to stop by to investigate some fisherman’s lobster trap.  This also means it is more likely the lobster will also end up as the guest-of-honor in someone’s lobster pot.
And how cool is it that this good news of new low lobster prices comes right at the best time of year for outdoor entertaining.  Now backyard lobster chefs everywhere can all look like heroes without breaking the budget.

Lobsters are lethargic in colder water but as the summer sun warms up the coastal waters they begin to become more active.
This time of year the lobster are busy hunting for new food sources, looking for new homes to hide in and on the lookout to mate. A tasty free meal in a fisherman’s trap is often too hard for a busy lobster to resist. Lobster boat approached dock full of summer lobsterAll along the Maine and Massachusetts seacoast, locals and tourists are enjoying lobster dinners at low seasonal prices.  For lobster lovers who can’t get to Maine, don’t worry.  There are lobster services that will ship fresh, live lobster right off the boat direct to the consumer anywhere in the country.

Today seafood lovers can order fresh lobster, steamers, oysters, scallops, fish and all the best seafood New England has to offer and have it shipped overnight direct to their front door.  This month lobster prices are 15-to-20 percent less than just a month ago.

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For many people, now is the time to take advantage of summer prices and plan that family lobster clambake.  Some folks even have lobster shipped to their favorite vacation destination.  Indeed, summer is the time to celebrate lobster as often as possible.
All the signs are in place for another record Maine lobster catch.

According to a report from the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR), more than 93 million pounds of lobster were caught in Maine waters during 2010. This giant catch represents an estimated increase of 12 million pounds of lobster from the previous 2009 record of 81 million pounds.
So here’s to another good season, and plenty of good eating.  July 4th and the lobster prices are low.

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