othing adds flavor and elegance to recipes like sweet, tender lobster meat–the main ingredient for many of New England’s signature dishes. Whether you’re at a roadside seafood shack or white tablecloth restaurant, you’ll find lobster meat in regional favorites like lobster macaroni and cheese, lobster pie, Maine lobster rolls, pasta, soups, salads, casseroles and more. […]
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All across the United States, in every small town and major city, there is a restaurant that serves seafood of varying degrees of quality. What set’s one restaurant apart from another is the quality of the food they serve, and when you have one that opts to serve Maine Lobster, then it’s usually at the […]
Lobster Pie is one of the most cherished seafood dishes in New England. For the unitiated landlubbers and out-of-towners, a traditional lobster pie is a simple, decadent dish made with fresh picked lobster meat baked under a buttery crust of cracker crumbs.
The best lobster pie starts with fresh lobster meat. We suggest par cooked lobster meat so your lobster pie meat bakes up tender, not tough. Purchase four to six 1 1/4 lb. live lobsters. Gently steam your lobsters for about 4-6 minutes (your cooking your lobsters only half way) and shuck the lobster meat. If you have no access to live lobster, you can use high quality frozen lobster meat.
Lobster Pie Ingredients
1 lb. par boiled lobster meat
½ cup Ritz crackers crushed
1 tablespoon dry sherry
¼ cup Oyster crackers, coarsely crushed
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and extra for the topping
½ tsp black pepper
½ Tbsp parsley
How to Make a Traditional Lobster Pie
1. Mix Ritz and oyster crackers together.
2. Melt butter and add black pepper and sherry.
4. Blend this mixture well with the crackers.
5. Place lobster in a casserole dish and top with cracker mixture.
6. Drizzle remaining butter on top and bake at 350º F for 20-25 minutes.
7.Garnish with lemon wedge and parsley!
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Fresh lobster meat makes the salad. You can catch some fresh cooked lobster meat a couple of ways. If live near the Maine shore, you can cook up your very own live lobsters and pick the meat. You can also use fresh frozen lobster meat.
To save money, see if “culls” are available. Culls are one claw lobsters and are usually less expensive than a full lobster. Use culls when presentation is not a big deal or when your shucking lobster meat to make lobster rolls or lobster salad. (Did you know it takes three or four molts for a lobster to regenerate a claw to full size?)
A 1 1/4 lb. lobster will yield approximately 4 oz. of lobster meat (much depends on if the lobster is hard-shell and full of meat). That’s about 4-5 live lobsters to make a pound of lobster meat! It sure is a lot of work shucking all those lobsters! It takes about two cups of lobster meat to make a pound.
If you do not live on the coast of Maine, pick up some frozen lobster meat. There are now better sources for cooked, frozen lobster meat. You can buy fresh cooked lobster meat direct from LobsterAnywhere. Now here’s our recipe for lobster salad:
You’ll see a bunch lobster roll recipes made from lobster salad. To be be clear, lobster salad and lobster rolls are not the same. What to learn how to make the perfect lobster rolls at home? Check out our Lobster Roll Guide.