Yes, lobster is real American comfort food. And yes, fresh lobster from New England is a well known delicacy, but did you know lobster is really good for you? Rich in protein, Vitamin B-12, Phosphorus and Zinc, lobster is also low in fat and calories and has zero carbohydrates. Lobster is also an excellent source of lean protein. All told, lobster is real American comfort food and an incredibly healthy food.
Lobster also contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which according to the American Heart Association, are associated with good heart health.
The experts at the National Institute of Health list lobster as having fewer calories and saturated fats than both chicken and turkey. Here is a breakdown of a 3.5 ounce serving of each.
CHOLESTEROL CALORIES FATS
Maine Lobster 72 mg 98 0.1 g
Skinless Chicken 85 mg 173 1.3 g
Skinless Turkey 86 mg 140 0.4 g
New England restaurants from Maine to Rhode Island prepare lobsters in any number of elaborate ways. Baked stuffed, lobster salads, lobster ravioli, lobster chowder and more are among the specialties. However, most New England folks rely on the tried and true ways: Steamed (or boiled), grilled or broiled.
For lobster lovers, a fresh, steamed lobster has the best taste. Hard shell or new shell, lobster requires careful cook timing for best flavor. Cooking either too long or too short can turn the meat mushy or tough and greatly affect flavor. Perfectly cooked, the claw and tail meat is tender, sweet and delicious. If all this make you hungry, remember you don’t have to go to Maine. Today you can have live, fresh lobster delivered right to your front door anywhere in the country.
Here are the nutrients and the percentage of daily requirements found in a 3.5 ounce lobster tail.
So what does one need to know when enjoying their next Maine? Lobster is is a beneficial source of plaque reducing Omega-3 fatty acids (which are healthy for the heart), extremely low in fat, very high in protein, The same portion of skinless chicken has 130% more fat while the same portion of lean beef has 500% more fat.
And for those who prefer organic food, lobster is at the top of the list. They are harvested in the wild where they feed on a smorgasbord of fresh seafood. The Lobster diet consists of live fish, live crabs, live clams and live mussels. In all, lobster have a very healthy diet which which is why they are a beneficial food for humans.
Maine Lobsters Rolls for Your Super Bowl 2020 Party
Just in time Maine lobster rolls for your Super Bowl 2020 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.
Fresh Cooked Maine Lobster Meat
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.
Chop the meat from two 1 ¼ pound lobster into small chunks
Two tablespoons of mayonnaise (one per lobster)
4 lemon wedges (served on the side)
1 medium stalk of celery, finely diced
Fresh ground pepper
Potato chips and pickle for serving
Mix the lobster meat and mayonnaise in a large bowl. Use just enough mayonnaise to coat the meat but not so much that it is holding the meat together
Grind in two or three grinds of pepper. You don’t need much
Add in the celery and mix again
Cover and chill for at least an hour
After the mixture has chilled, preheat the grill or an iron skillet
Spread softened butter on both sides of each roll
Over medium heat, toast the buns on each side for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown
Fill each toasted roll to overflowing and serve immediately with lemon wedge, chips and pickle
Note: To add a little extra spice to the Boston lobster roll recipe, chop up two scallions and add it to the mixture along with a dash of cayenne
A recent Harris Poll of 1,000 adults asked the question, “Is lobster the food of Romantics on Valentine’s Day?” More than 42 percent answered with a resounding “Yes.”
For a long as people can remember, it has always been a tradition that many people consider lobster the most romantic of all meals. Lobster is often the dish of choice for celebrations and holidays and now we know it extends to romance.
Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020
A spokesman was quoted by the study explaining that “Lobster is the perfect dish for a Romantic, or Special Occasion dinner out. It is an exotic delicacy that results in an intimate moment between loved ones because Lobster is hand-held and shareable. Shellfish, especially lobster, is a catalyst for connection like no other food.”
Valentines Day Lobster Dinner
Oysters are traditional delicacies that are also served as part of a romantic Valentine’s Day meal. Oysters are known to be aphrodisiacs in many cultures. A good reason why these delicate shellfish are the perfect choice for Valentines Day dinners. Raw oysters on the half shell with makes the perfect appetizer.
Serve Lobster for Valentines Day
Lobsters this year can be ordered online and are available for delivery anywhere in the united states on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020.