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Old School Maine Lobster Dinner: As Good as Ever

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Lobster is undoubtedly the most consumed seafood around the world. There are various types of lobster dishes that one could prepare on special occasions or even on the normal days.

The Maine Lobster-Stuffed Chateaubriand with Bearnaise Sauce is one of the old school lobster dishes that might have fallen out of favour but their taste and health benefits remain supreme and missed by many people.

There was a time when this dish was included in almost every Maine lobster menu for special dinner with loved ones, whether at restaurants or in their own home.

The fork-tender, perfect medium-rare chateaubriand is delicious and if you stuff steamed Maine lobster tails and bacon into it, the outcome is even better. Cover it in a sauce made from egg yolks and butter to take the taste to a new level.

Here is the recipe for Maine Lobster-Stuffed Chateaubriand with Bearnaise Sauce

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Ingredients for the Roast

  • Steamed and picked with whole meat Maine lobster, 1 to 1 ¼ pounds
  • Chopped bacon, 3 strips
  • Chopped medium-sized shallot, ½
  • Minced celery, ½ rib
  • Minced garlic, 2 cloves
  • Sliced cremini mushrooms, 2 ounces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sliced green onion, 1
  • Dry white wine, 3 tablespoons
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves, 1 tablespoon
  • Trimmed and centre-cut beef tenderloin, 1 of about 2 pounds

For Bearnaise Sauce

  • White wine vinegar, 1/3 cup
  • Dry white wine, 1/3 cup
  • Sliced shallot, 1 of medium size
  • Leaves removed and finely chopped fresh tarragon sprigs, 5
  • Black peppercorns, 10, whole
  • Egg yolks, 3, large
  • Unsalted butter, 1 stick
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How to prepare Roast

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  • AT first, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat and cook bacon, by stirring, until it turns crisp. The process takes about 5 minutes. Now, transfer to paper towels and use a slotted spoon to drain. After that, you can add shallots and celery and cook, keep stirring until the mixture is soft. Then, add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Now you should mix in mushrooms and a pinch of pepper and salt and cook till the time liquid is out from mushrooms. Now, add green onions and keep stirring. Mix in wine, increase the heat and cook until wine is completely evaporated. Now, add parsley and stir. After that, take away from heat and stir in the cooked bacon and allow the mixture to cool.
  • Now, you have to slice about 3/4 of the roast and butterfly the beef roast. Make sure that you do not cut the way through the roast. After that, put the sliced beef on a flat surface and cut side up.
  • Place the bacon-vegetable mixture in a line, crossways the meat. Now, keep the cooked lobster meat on top of mixture and roll the roast up and fasten with the twine.
  • Now, rub olive oil all over roast and season with salt and pepper. Put it in a heavy cast iron skillet or roasting pan and lightly burn all the sides. Put it in the oven and roast to the temperature of your choice. For medium-rare, roast for about 20 minutes.
  • Then, transfer to the cutting board. Cover and allow it to rest for 10 minutes prior to carving. Get rid of kitchen twine and thickly slice the roast. Place on a plate and drizzle Bearnaise sauce over it. Serve straight away with roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus.

For Bearnaise Sauce

  • Take a small saucepan and put two inches of water to a simmer. Keep low heat so as water does not start boiling.
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  • Combine vinegar, wine, shallots, tarragon stems and peppercorns in a small skillet and place it over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook till the time all liquid is evaporated, except two tablespoons. Pour carefully in a large bowl to cover the opening of saucepan.
  • Now, add the egg yolks to the vinegar mixture and combine by whisking. Place the mixture over simmering water and cook until the yolks thicken.
  • Then, add the butter pieces, one at a time and make sure that one piece of butter is melted before placing the next. Now, take away the sauce from heat and add chopped tarragon leaves. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve warm

There are several other traditional dishes that you will like to include in Maine lobster menu, at your next party. To know more about Maine lobster recipes, you can visit GetMaineLobster.com.

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How to Cook Live Maine Lobster in Own Home?

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Lobster is one of the most sought after seafood in present times. There was a time when lobsters were not so popular, but with the rise in production and marketing, lobster these days enjoys huge popularity among seafood lovers around the world.

Nowadays, more and more people are turning to seafood because of their health benefits. Live lobster contains lots of nutrients and vitamins that are good for human body. People these days like to consume lobster tails more than whole lobster because they are easy to cook, less expensive and contain a large amount of meat. However, for the best quality lobster dishes, one should always go for Maine lobster, as they are considered to be the superior in quality and taste.

Here are some cooking tips to help you prepare delicious lobster tails to please your taste buds.

If you are planning for a lobster dinner at your home, it is suggested to buy fresh lobster online, as they guarantee you of best-quality lobster. You should at first thaw the lobster by placing them in the refrigerator for about 10 hours before cooking.

Broiling or Baking Maine Lobster Tails

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  • At first, preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • With a sharp and heavy chef’s knife, cut small amount of the meat from the shell, place it on top of lobster’s shell by lifting up. Keep in mind not to cut the entire length of shell. You can leave the tail flap and about an inch above the shell intact.
  • Take apart all of the meat content from shell but do not separate the meat of intact area at the tail.
  • Now, allow the meat to rest on top of shell by closing it under the meat
  • You can season the tail the way you like it, whether by olive oil or butter, or lemon and dill.
  • Cook the lobster tails according to the quantity of meat, 1 ½ minutes for every ounce, at 375 degrees. It means that you need to cook for 12 minutes for 8 ounces, 15 minutes for 10 ounces, 18 minutes for 12 ounces.
  • Prefer warm olive oil or warm butter with lemon for serving. You can also eat plain.

Grilling Maine Lobster Tails

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  • At first, you require to set the grill to medium heat. If you are using charcoal, spread out the coals to create intense heat on one area and one cooler area.
  • Place butter or olive oil on the lobster tail and brush evenly. You may also use your favorite seasonings like minced garlic, pepper, lemon, salt for seasoning.
  • Place the meat side down first and grill for about three to five minutes. Now, you can flip over the tail for another three to five minutes. Make sure to take away the tail from open flames to avoid burning. When the meat turns opaque, consider lobster tails as done.

Lobster tails can also be prepared through other processes, such as boiling and pan searing. However, for cooking through any process, make sure to find fresh lobster only, you can buy them at online stores.

Lobster Tails: Made Tastier by Ways of Preparation

For people who enjoy eating seafood, the greatest delight they can choose when they want to sink their teeth into ocean delicacies, is lobsters. Lobsters are extremely delicious and at times are considered to be the kings of the sea. According to connoisseurs of seafood, the meatiest and tastiest portion of a lobster is the tail. Lobster tails are cooked in various ways and are served to people in different styles.

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Maine lobsters, supposedly the tastiest in the world, are bought from the market as whole or only the tails are bought to make delicious dishes. Here are some ways in which lobster tails can be cooked.

Boil Them

This is by far the easiest way of cooking lobster tails. Take salted water, bring it to a boil and drop the tails in it. Lower the heat and cook the tails for five to fifteen minutes. The cooking time depends on the size of the tails. Once the meat is cooked, crack the shells open and enjoy the succulent meat.

Broil Them

If you want to broil your lobster tails, first cut it down the length and lift the meat just a little. This way you have to ‘piggyback’ the meat. Then you can season the lobster as per your taste. First you have to bake the meat for a bit and then, in the end, for a few minutes, set the tails under the broiler. Presentation wise, broiled lobster tails look beautiful.

Pan Sear Them

If you want to pan sear the lobster tails, you have to take them out of the shells without tearing the meat apart. The lobster meat ‘filet’ can then be cooked directly in the skillet in oil or butter.

Grill Them

You can first boil the tails for sometime before you grill them and then cut them in half so that you have a ‘shell side’ and a ‘meat side’. Baste them with butter and lime or your favorite marinade and put them on the grill. However, make sure you don’t overcook the meat.

Fry Them

This is definitely not a healthy option but is definitely tasty. Cut the tail in half and toss it in breadcrumbs or flour. Then deep fry them.

These are the ways in which you can cook the tails. However, if you don’t have time to buy Maine lobster tails, you can order them online. That’s right, all you have to do is log on, select what you want and have the tails delivered fresh or flash-frozen to your door step.

Dig into Scrumptiousness with Cooked Lobster Tails

Maine Lobster Tails

Lobsters are delicacies and favorites with seafood lovers. The yummiest and meatiest part of the lobster is the tail. When you buy the lobster tail make sure you buy the cold water tails as they are tastier. If you want to buy lobster tails make sure they are fresh because the fresher they are the more succulent they will be.

Even if you buy frozen lobster tails, buy them from the fish market instead of the supermarket. Just remember that if the tail meat is grey in color or has black spots on them, it means that they are not good. So steer clear from those kinds of lobster tails.

You should defrost the lobster tails if you have bought frozen ones before cooking them. The frozen tails can be defrosted by placing them in cold water or the refrigerator for eight to 10 hours or you can also defrost them in the microwave. If you defrost them in the microwave be sure not to cook them. You can cook lobster tails in various ways. If you are looking to serve a lobster tails treat then here are a few techniques you can follow.

Boiled lobster tails

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• Take a saucepan and fill it with salted water (one teaspoon salt for each liter)

• Boil the water and drop in the lobster tails

• Boil the tails for a minute per ounce of the total weight. Therefore, if you have five ounces of lobster tails, cook for five minutes

• After boiling, drain and serve with lemon juice and butter or mayonnaise

Baked lobster tails

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• First, preheat the oven to about 200ºC (400ºF)

• Then, take a sturdy knife or kitchen scissors and split the soft shell into half by length

• Place the tail on a tray that is oven friendly and brush them well with melted butter

• Bake these lobster tails in the oven for about eight to ten minutes

• Serve piping hot with lemon wedges melted butter or mayo

Steamed lobster tails

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• Take a pan and pour a cup of water in it and then put salt

• Boil this water

• Then take wooden skewers and insert them lengthwise in every tail so that the lobster tails don’t curl up

• Put these tails on a steaming rack inside the pan and cover the pan properly

• Steam for about seven to eight minutes and serve hot

Lobster tails can be prepared healthily without using too much of oil or butter and they taste delicious no matter how they are cooked.

Excite your taste-buds with Luscious Lobster Tails

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Since decades lobsters have been considered gourmet cuisines enticing taste-buds of a million foodies. These shellfish can be cooked either as whole or in parts; the tail portion of lobsters is mostly considered as a major ingredient for luscious seafood cuisines. It has been found that the tail of a lobster makes it easier to access the maximum percentage of lobster meat. Lobster tails are tasty and are easy to cook. They make impressive delicacies for family members and sometimes can be tried out as a gourmet dish to serve your boss.

Though, you may have heard a lot about lobster recipes it seems that you have barely tried making them on your own. Actually, you don’t seem to have an idea on cooking lobster tails. To start with the tail portion of the shellfish, you have to first thaw them especially if they are frozen. You can use your microwave oven to defrost the frozen tails.

Now, there are three primary ways of cooking lobster tails; grilling, boiling and pan searing. Remember, the ways through which you intend to cook lobster tails will have an impact on how well you prepare them.

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Grilling lobster tails

Let us first start with the grilling process. Remove any debris or charcoal from grill before you start cooking. Turn on the grill at medium heat. You can even set up a charcoal grill if you want. In that case it is necessary that you set the charcoal chimney.

You can either keep the lobster tails as whole or split them lengthwise. Ensure that you leave the flesh inside the shell.

Next, brush enough butter on lobster tails and season them properly with pepper, kosher salt and lemon juice.

Grill each side for 3 minutes or so. Start the process with the meaty side downwards and flip on to the shell side after a while. The shell-side will take longer time to cook.

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Boiling lobster tails

Pour at least 6-8 cups of salted water inside a large pan. You can either add normal salt or sea salt if you want. 

Don’t take out the shell from the meat. When it comes to boiling, it is essential that you retain the shell.

 

Now drop lobster tails inside the pan of boiling water and simmer the flame
Cook lobster meat for 10 minutes if each tail weighs 10oz (each oz of lobster meat is known to take 1 minute of time for cooking); regardless of the number of lobster tails, the cooking time tends to remain constant at 10 minute in case each tail weighs 10oz.

Take a kitchen shear and crack open the shell to make the tails simpler for eating.

Serve the boiled tails with lemon juice and clarified butter

Pan searing lobster tails

Extract the tail meat by cutting lobster tails lengthwise. Take the meat and leave the membrane behind. Slightly slit the meat on top.

Take non stick pan and heat olive oil, say about a tablespoon of it. Now place lobster tail meat inside the frying pan and cook for 3 minutes (note: the time is considered for each side). Cook till the lobster meat turns opaque.

If you are not too interested in cooking lobster tails at home then you can make a deal with online merchants selling these shellfish to a bigger customer base. They even render ready to serve lobster dinner meals. So, order for your meal now and visit here to learn more about exciting offers on lobster dinner.