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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.

Basic Principles of Eating the Steamed Lobster

The connoisseurs of good food around the world love lobster but are intimidated by thinking of cooking and then, eating a whole live lobster. There are several different things to consider before buying and cooking a whole live lobster. Most people want to know about the colour of lobster, whether lobster is fresh and the most humane way to kill a lobster.

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If you want to prepare lobster in your home, you should know about the basic method of preparation and also what kind of lobster you should buy from the marketplace. Lobsters taste best when cooked fresh.

You should know that Maine lobster is consumed all over the world because of their freshness and quality meat. However, you are always advised to consume only the fresh and live Maine lobsters for healthy and tasty eating. These days, it has become easier for people to buy live lobster online and enjoy the real flavour and tenderness of Maine lobsters.

Before moving on to the basic principles of lobster cooking, let’s know a few facts about the Maine lobster.

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  • Different species of lobster are found around the world, however Maine lobsters are authentic and have five pairs of legs and a couple of large claws filled with meat.
  • Maine lobsters are soft-shelled mature lobsters that have just shed their shells. These lobsters can easily be cracked open and have tender and sweeter meat than hard-shell lobsters.
  • One should always look out for most energetic one. Another important thing is colour. Maine lobsters are usually brown, black or greenish colour-wise, though all lobsters turn bright red after getting cooked.
  • One should go for a lobster that flaps its tail and throws its claws in air at the time of getting picked up, as these lobsters are healthy.
  • Keep the lobster alive until you decide to cook them. Do not store them in freshwater because they are saltwater crustaceans and freshwater may kill them.

Now that you have known the basics of buying and storing a healthy and live lobster, know what top Maine chefs say about steaming and eating a lobster.

In the kitchen of famous Maine restaurants, lobsters are generally steamed in a high-pressure steamer in the place of boiling. Most people believe that lobsters produce tender meat when steamed and also involve less risk of overcooking.

  • The time consumed in cooking lobster depends on the lobster’s size. A 1 1/8 pound lobsters get cooked in the high-pressure steamer in around 10 minutes.
  • The real work begins after the lobster is taken out of steamer.
  • You are provided with a moist towel and a bib at the restaurant because tearing the lobster apart while eating can be a bit messy.
  • You should also get a cracker and a lobster pick.
  • After the lobster is served, first thing to do is tear off the claw. You have to twist the claw gently in one motion while holding the lobster down with other hand.
  • Separate the smaller, thumb-like portion of the claw.
  • Grab the lobster pick and use it to pull out the meat from shell.
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    Use the cracker to break the tip of larger part of claw. Break the claw in half and remove the juicy meat by using lobster pick.

  • Now, separate the tail from body by twisting it. Break the shell and loosen the meat inside by a light squeeze on tail. Meat will come out in one piece.
  • Now, enjoy the lobster meat with melted butter and get the French fries, a baked potato, or a cole slaw as side dishes.

Lobsters are prepared differently, depending on the preferences of lobster-eaters but steamed lobsters are truly a delicious treat your friends and loved ones could ever get.

The Camden Cook Chris Long Chosen as the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year

The Maine lobster chef of the year competition was held a few days ago at Harvest on the Harbor. Four chefs from Maine, 200 guests, three judges and one crustacean participated in this competition.

The two hour long competition saw some fabulous dishes being made and served to the guests. After the cook-off, the chef from Natalie’s at The Camden Harbor, Chris Long was awarded the coveted crown of Maine’s lobster king. Chris Long prepared butter-poached lobster with grilled local mushrooms, corn and parsnips and thyme butter, which won over the likes of other chefs. The judges and hungry foodies went gaga over this dish and voted it to win the title.

In an atypical twist, Chris Long outdid his boss at Natalie’s, executive chef Jon Gaboric. Other competitors in the Maine lobster chef contest were Shanna O’Hea of Academe at The Kennebunk Inn and Chef Brandon Blethen of Robert’s Maine Grill in Kittery.

One of the judges, Abby Freethy of Northwoods Gourmet Girl in Greenville said that the decision was horrible, difficult to make.

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The audiences, who came to taste the Maine’s signature dish, were from as far as Glasgow. They in the end chose the balanced and palatable entree from Chris Long, who was presented with a $1,000 cheque, a new pair of shoes and a chef coat. This title is taken as an honor in growing food world of United States. 

Long’s native place is Georgia, which is certainly not popular for lobsters. But, the chef, whose cousin was a lobsterman, has some warm memories of lobster bakes on Cape Cod.

After winning the title, Chris Long said, “My cooking style is let the natural ingredients shine. I’m getting beautiful mushrooms and parsnips, and corn is really juicy and sweet right now. If you use good ingredients you don’t have to do much,” (Source: goo.gl/tXIQ6c).

Long’s competitor, Gaboric was disappointed not to win the title but said that he was very happy for Chris.

Raymond Brunyanszki, the owner of the Inn said that the debutant lobster dishes presented at the contest will be included on the Natalie’s menu in a few days. He was all praise for the Chris Long in his comment, “He did a sensational dish and was able to capture lobster and Maine. I’m proud of him.”

It has been only a year and a half for Chris Long in Maine. He started his professional career helping to open Spread restaurant on Commercial Street in Portland. Prior to coming to Portland, he was a cook in kitchens in San Francisco and Colorado. At present, Long puts up at Lincolnville.

Long, 34, looked surprised by the win the title, said, “It feels good. I like a competition. I’m grateful to be here.”

He will represent the lobster industry as an ambassador for the next year. All the chefs, participating in the contest were of the view that exposure at the event over the last few weeks has helped in boosting sales.

Certainly, these chefs have raised the bar in lobster industry.

Enjoy Maine lobster Tail Dinner in the Company of your Loved Ones

Seafood dishes are delectable and nutritious and as long as they are fresh, there is no harm in eating them. To fetch fresh sea foods, all you have to do is to find a reputed store and buy from them. Lobsters are one of the sea foods that people love to eat on special occasions and weekends. Similar to any other sea food, they are also scrumptious and wholesome.

So, if you are on a picnic with your near and dear ones or some guests have assembled at your place for a special dinner night, lobster recipes are best to try out. Lobster recipes can make the occasion memorable and your guests will be all praise for you. Preparing a seafood dish is exciting for many. So, ask your close friends to get involved in the cooking process and it will turn out to be a hilarious affair altogether.

Nonetheless, when the talk of tasty seafood dishes comes up, lobster tails can make some of the most delicious dishes. The tails of lobsters are the best part to consume, as they hold a large chunk of meat over there.

Lobsters from the fresh water of Maine are considered best in the world. So, if you are planning for a Maine lobster tail dinner , order the fresh and delicious dishes from online food stores. All you need to do is to find a reputed food corner and order your favourite lobster tail recipe online. The recipe with proper instruction to prepare gets delivered to your door soon.

Here are some mouth-watering lobster tail dishes that you can order online

Maine Lobster Tail FeastMaine Lobster Tail Feast:

This flash frozen dish is perfect to impress your guests. The Maine lobster tail feast includes:

• 4 Maine lobster tails, each of 5 oz

• 4 Atlantic red crab cakes

• Maine clam chowdah, 1 quart, 4 servings

• Maine whoopie pies, 4

Jumbo Lobster Tail Dinner for 2:Jumbo Lobster Tail Dinner for 2

If you are planning a dinner night with your loved one, this one is perfect for you. This easy to prepare dish with impeccable flavour will leave you satisfied. Jumbo lobster tail dinner for 2 includes

• 2 Maine lobster tails, each weighing 7 to 8 oz

• 2 Maine lobster cakes, Maine lobster stew, 2 servings

• 1 heart-shaped triple-chocolate cheesecake of 12 oz

Lobster Tail and Filet Medallion Grill Pack (6X6):

Lobster Tail and Filet Medallion Grill Pack (6X6)

Plan out a perfect summer grill with this lobster tail dish. Lobster Tail and Filet Medallion Grill Pack (6X6) include:

• 6 Maine lobster tails, 4 to 5 oz

• 6 Filet medallions, 3 oz

• Homemade butter baste

So, order any of these lobster tail recipes online and organise a memorable dinner night with your loved ones.

Want to Taste the Delicacy of Maine Lobster? Order Maine Lobster Dinner Online

Lobsters are one of the most consumed sea foods. Many people treat their guests on lobster dishes. Whether it’s a special dinner organised as a thanksgiving present or you want to take your family for an exquisite dinner, lobsters can always stand true on the merit of occasions. Besides, it’s fun and extremely easy to cook a lobster dish, provided right ingredients and correct preparation method.

Lobster dishes are not only meant for main course food but they also make great and delicious appetizers. The best thing about lobsters is that they can be prepared in different ways, each being equally easy and produces scrumptious final products.

Black Point Maine Lobster Bake for 2

Black Point Maine Lobster Bake for 2
So, if you savour certain likes for baked lobsters and going on a dinner date with your loved one, Black Point Maine Lobster Bake for 2 is an ideal and delicious food for lobster dinner. It is extremely easy to cook this dish, just place the lobsters in oven or on the grill and the delicacy is ready to be eaten within an hour. If you are planning an outdoor party with your loved one, this dish can serve you as a perfect light seafood meal.

You have an option to order Black Point Maine Lobster Bake for 2 from online food corners. If there are more people to party, you can upgrade to a bake for 4 as well. Prepared deliciously, the chef has handpicked each tasty seafood ingredient including 3 to 4 oz of 2 Maine lobster tails, Mussels or clams of 8 oz, four each of Atlantic crab claws and shrimps. Besides, two of Maine’s finest corn on-the-cobs giving this baked dish a finishing touch in delicate manner. Bakes are dispatched to you in foil container or baking sleeve meant for self cooking. You are provided with the directions to bake on the boxes.

Maine Shellfish Sampler

Maine Shellfish Sampler
Another one to make your dinner special is Maine Shellfish Sampler. If you have a desire to taste the best of Maine seafood, this shellfish sampler is an ideal choice to go for. With each package, you are given 2lbs of steamer clams, 12 bacon wrapped scallops, 12 fresh live Maine oysters and 1 to 12 oz of Maine crab dip.

Once the package reaches at your doorstep, firstly shuck the oysters. You can eat them raw or may cook as per your liking. Now, you need to steam the steamer clams and when they are opened fully, you can sauté or steam them to your liking. Bacon wrapped scallops are delivered pre-cooked, you just need to heat them up in oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees temperature. Now, warm the Maine crab dip at same temperature until they turn bubbly hot and golden in colour.

So, what are you waiting for? Order Black Point Maine Lobster Bake for 2 or Maine Shellfish Sampler online for an extraordinarily delicious lobster dinner.

Maine Lobster- A Healthy Ingredient to Enrich Your Dining Experience

When we talk of seafood in Maine the first name that comes to our mind is that of a Maine lobster. It is one of the greatest seafood delights that are found all across the world. It does not only excite our taste buds but is good for your health as well.

It is at times truly said that you have to lose something to gain something. While you think of a perfect diet, you at times need to compromise with your taste to get a good health. Health conscious people living on salad and boiled diet often forget that they have to satiate their taste buds as well. Taking seafood dinner will ensure that you do not sacrifice anything in order stay in good health.

Three are a number of seafood items with which you can cook a tasty dish for yourself. Maine lobster, however, is known to be one of the most common and most popular seafood items that can be made into a number of tasty dishes.

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Maine lobster is an aquatic creature that comes with five sets of legs and a large crusher claw. It has a slightly smaller reaper claw. It is generally found in the cold water of the Atlantic coast that comes from the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Seafood dinner options are regarded to be the best alternatives to your dull and boring healthy food items.

Maine lobster is classified into two categories. One is the hard shelled lobster and the other is the soft shelled lobster. As far as the soft shelled lobster goes, summer is the perfect season for it. The soft ones are sweeter in taste but they possess lesser meat than the hard shelled ones. It is this time of the year when the local market is full of this seafood creature. It contains a lot of nutritious elements. It contains a good amount of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Seafood in Maine mainly comprises of Maine lobster. Cooking a Maine lobster will help you get a lot of health benefits. Moreover, preparing seafood dinner with Maine lobster will help you derive all the health benefits of this seafood item.

It is also known to provide protection against heart diseases and keeps the individual out of reach of certain type of cancers. Therefore, with Maine lobster, apart from satisfying your taste sensations, you can get a lot of health benefits.