It was the New Yorkers and Bostonians that really gave the Maine lobster its place on the culinary map, after they developed a taste of its delicious sweet and succulent meat. Lobsters nowadays are somewhat synonymous with exclusive restaurants and expensive buffets. We imagine them nestled amongst leafy green salads, drizzled with butter sauces, displayed on pure white porcelain and handled with gold cutlery. Lobster throughout history has been prized as a delicacy, especially throughout Western Europe, as their history stretches from Roman banquet halls to feasts thrown by Tudor monarchs. But lobster is too delicious to leave solely to these precious reserves.
Fresher the Better
The main thing to know about lobsters is – the fresher the better! Ideally you should pluck them straight from the ocean and have them on the table within the hour. Lobster lovers rejoice! If you crave juicy, sweet Maine lobster, but don’t want to go through handling live crustaceans, buy lobster tails from LobsterAnwhere. The frozen lobster tails are 100% natural – no additives – just pure lobster meat, which can be stored as fresh as the day it was caught – up to six months. But what lobster tails are the best?
Types of Lobster
For the most part there are two main types of lobster, cold water and warm water. First up is the warm water lobster, which is commonly caught off the coast of Asia, the Caribbean, Florida, California and the Mediterranean. Warm water lobsters have a fishier taste, often with a softer mushier texture, which means they are often difficult to handle. Cold water lobster is commonly caught off the coast of New Zealand, south Africa, Australia, and of course Maine. These lobsters are firmer sweeter and more succulent, with whiter meat. They are transported frozen to many warm water areas because you just can’t compete with the taste. Don’t compromise – always pick cold water Maine lobster. You’ll never be disappointed.
Order Lobster Tails
Frozen lobster tails can be bought in a variety of sizes, from the Jumbo, Extra-Jumbo all the up to our Colossal, which weighs in at about 16-20 oz. There is no difference in quality, it all depends on what size party you intend to cook for, or how hungry for lobster you are.
Fresh-Shucked lobster tails are a lifesaver if you aren’t too keen on cracking your own lobster tails. These tasty morsels are ready shucked, and can be quickly prepared.
Barbecue Lobster tails are heaving with lobster meat – these come ready split and cleaned and make barbecuing lobsters a cinch. Never has lobster been easier to eat.
Baked Stuffed Lobster. You know just writing those words makes me hungry. Handmade these deluxe packages include a 5 oz lobster tail filled with a lobster stuffing – that’s lobster meat, walnuts, Parmesan cheese and drizzled with lemon butter.
Lobster never tasted so good. And to top all this off – these are available to order right now, with next day delivery. So prepare for that dinner party occasion with the best lobster possible – or even better – just having a lobster dinner can be an occasion in itself.
How to Cook Lobster Tails
After taking your frozen lobster tails out of the freezer it is best to defrost them before getting started. This is done by placing them in a bowl of cold water in the fridge over night. For a simple boil cook, place them in boiling water – ensuring that the whole tail is covered – and then wait until the meat is bright white and shells turn red or orange. Crack open the lobster by piercing the underside with a sharp knife or crack with lobster-crackers. Then, gently pull apart the lobster. Alternatively you could crack the lobster first and then bake or grill the meat with butter and spices.
That Perfect Lobster Accompaniments
I feel I am rather a minimalist when it comes to my lobster – but no lobster is complete without a drawn butter sauce for dipping. Served warm there is no hassle to this recipe, merely melt the butter in a warm pan and pour into a dipping bowl. Alternatively, stir in lemon juice and chopped parsley for a lemon-butter. Or gently fry chopped garlic in butter for a garlic-butter. You can choose to strain the garlic away for a lighter taste or keep them mixed in – either way is delicious.
You don’t have to travel to Bar Harbor, Maine to enjoy fresh lobster or to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to host a clambake. LobsterAnywhere brings the lobster party to you. Since 1999 it has been shipping live Maine lobsters, New England clam chowder, succulent lobster tails, across the country, along with easy cooking instructions that can transform anyone into an instant five-star chef.