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Trying seafood during winters is altogether a different experience. What you just need is the right beverage and the right ambiance that would help you enjoy your seafood treat to your heart’s content. In fact, there are so many options in seafood to try. Right from crab cakes and shrimps to shellfish and lobsters, you can try new recipes with these for any occasion you wish.

Well, if your mind is unable to hit an exclusive idea for a seafood recipe, why don’t you try something with lobster? In fact, a luscious recipe that can completely stun your guests is the lobster Mac n’Cheese.

What’s best about preparing lobster Mac n’Cheese is that it doesn’t involve a hectic process and you will not take more than 2 hours to get it ready on the table. Whether you want to prepare it for a Friday dinner party or for your son’s birthday, this cheese recipe will no doubt be outstanding for any of these occasions.

Now, how will you prepare it?

Here is the List of Ingredients for Mac n’Cheese:

  • Elbow macaroni – 1 lb
  • 1 stick of butter unsalted and divided – 8 tablespoon
  • Milk – 4 cups
  • All-purpose flour – ½ cup
  • Gruyere cheese weighing 12 oz – 4 cups
  • Kosher salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Cheddar, extra sharp and grated weighing 8 oz – 2 cups
  • Freshly ground black pepper – ½ teaspoon
  • Panko bread crumns – 1 cup
  • Nutmeg – ¼ teaspoon
  • 1 Lobster meat weighing ½ lbs cooked and cut into pieces of ½ inch

Methods to Prepare:

  • Get an oven and preheat it to 375 degrees F. Keep six to eight gratin dishes aside.
  • Take pasta and cook it as per package instructions. Take a large stockpot for cooking and do not take more than 3 minutes.
  • Complete the cooking process in the oven and then get the pasta well drained.
  • Once done, take butter in 6 tablespoons and melt it over medium heat in a saucepan. Take flour to whisk it well and then cook for around 1 ½ minutes.
  • Get the milk whisked slowly into the butter-flour mixture till there remains no lump. Once done, heat the milk and keep stirring it frequently till it completely coats the back portion of the spoon.
  • As soon as it starts bubbling, allow it to cook and stir the pan’s bottom portion that can prevent burning.
  • Remove the stuff from the heat and add some cheese. Once done, take a rubber spatula to stir the milk well and ensure that it is melted completely.
  • Stir the pepper, salt and nutmeg thoroughly.
  • Get the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and melt it in a large sauce over medium heat. At the same time, keep the milk in its cooking process.
  • Take the bread crumbs and toss them with the melted butter. Keep toasting them till they turn golden brown.
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  • Get the lobster meat, add it into the cheese sauce and get the entire mixture poured over the hot pasta.
  • Transfer the stuff to the baking dishes and place them on a baking sheet so that it does not spill over the oven.
  • Top the mac n’ cheese with bread crumbs sprinkled evenly.
  • Do not take more than 50 minutes to bake the larger dish while you shouldn’t take over 35 minutes to bake the smaller one.
  • Give just 10 minutes to allow the stuff cool down and then start serving.

So, your lobster mac n’cheese is ready and you can simply get a glass of white wine in beverages. Accept it or not, it’s surely going to be a big evening treat for all your near ones.

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Lobsters are one of the most popular seafood eaten by the people around the world. They make very delicious and mouth-watering dishes. Nowadays, many people go for lobster tails, instead of whole lobster, because it takes less time and can be cooked easily. It is known to all that lobsters have a large quantity of meat stacked in their tails. It takes little effort to cook a delicious lobster tail dish in your own kitchen. You just need to boil them and serve warm with a simple sauce or butter, or chill for serving with salads. This gourmet dinner can be prepared by following some easy tips, plus some recipes.

  • First of all, you need to shop for lobster tails. You should know that lobster tails are less expensive and simpler to choose, in comparison to whole lobsters. Most lobster tails found in the market have a large quantity of meat stuffed in them. You can buy them fresh or go for frozen ones as well. While shopping for lobster tails, you should plan on one tail for each person. You can also find best-quality Maine lobster tails for sale online.
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    Next step is about how to cook lobster tails. If the lobster tails you have bought are frozen, you should thaw them in refrigerator for 8 to 10 hours. If you have to cook four tails of 8-ounce each, bring 6 cups of salted water to boil in a 3-quart of saucepan. Now, add the lobster tails and simmer them uncovered for about 8 to 12 minutes. Tails will now turn bright red and meat will become tender when poked with a fork. Now, you should drain it in a colander.

  • At last, it is time to serve. Put one lobster tail on each plate and keep the shell side down. If you wish to, cut each tail lengthwise with the help of kitchen scissors. Now, you can serve them with clarified butter for dipping. 

Do you know that you can also order lobster tail dish online? Some online stores make you available with frozen lobster dishes, which are delivered to your doorstep in a package containing all the required ingredients and cooking instructions. Regular Maine lobster tails is one of the most sought after lobster tails for sale at the online food stores. All the required ingredients and instruction method is provided to you by the online store.

Christmas is round the corner and people are making plans to celebrate the day their own way. Some people like hanging out with their pals whereas family men and women love to celebrate the occasion with the members of their family. Lots of people visit restaurants or cook their favourite food in their own kitchen.

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Having good food on the occasion of Christmas is a tradition throughout the world. In many countries, Christmas dinner consists of seafood dishes, wholly or partially. Some households prepare many different varieties of seafood dishes on this occasion.

On the Christmas, family and friends drop by to enjoy together the delicious meal, after taking part in church services. A huge gathering of family and friends imposes a tough task of preparing a seafood menu. Advance preparation or large quantity cooking of seafood is ideal to avoid such circumstances occur. It is recommended to plan a menu in advance to avoid the hassle of last minute cooking.

You can ensemble various seafood dishes with your Christmas Day dinner menu. Here are the dishes that you can serve to your guests on the Christmas Eve/ Day.

• Go with an easy appetiser to begin the meal. Prepare the shrimp cocktail well in advance to allow it to chill down. You can also prepare and bake the shrimp puffs when your guests arrive. lobster-salad-ck-643356-l

• Always serve the cold appetiser with a soup dish, which can be prepared in advance and reheated at the time of serving.

• A seafood salad is prominent on the Christmas Eve/ Day dinner menu. You can lighten up the lengthy menu with a refreshing crab salad, a perfect dish on the special occasions. Moreover, it is quite easy to multiply this dish.

• Many households prefer to go with a pasta course, following the soup. Serving a crowd the pasta dish is tricky, if you are not going with a baked dish that can be prepared in advance and baked at the time of dinner.

Furthermore, many people like to go with lobster, shrimp and other seafood dishes on the occasion of Christmas. So, if you have called on your friends and family over the Christmas dinner, serving seafood dishes can be an ultimate fun.

You can also order lots of seafood dinner on the online food stores, where you may also get gift vouchers and discount coupons.

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In honors to the ex US Army personnel, Veterans Day is an official holiday on November 11 every year. Donations from across the country pour in to support the causes of veterans. Everybody, who can and think themselves responsible citizen of this great nation, come forward to donate whatever they can.

GetMaineLobster.com donated $1.00 to the War Dogs Making it Home foundation for every Maine lobster tail special order placed last week. The War Dogs Making it Home is a not-for-profit charity for the veterans and its main goal is to lend helping hands to veterans in managing the enduring challenges of brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The program helps achieve these challenges by allowing the veterans to train the rescued dogs to become service dogs. In fact, the dogs are rescued by the veterans themselves. So, it’s more like you have saved my life, I will improve yours. The program creates a better life for both, the veterans and dogs. You can also contribute to the War Dogs Making it Home foundation on its website.

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On the other hand, GetMaineLobster.com is a prominent Maine lobster retailer. Maine lobster tails are one of its most in demand items with a price tag of $119.00, a deduction of $60.00 on the standard rate. If you have ordered this special seafood, the delivery package will contain one pound of seafood stuffing and six five to six ounce of Maine lobster tails. Shipping is free of cost and delivered through two-day air on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

So, even if you have to serve some most particular dinner guests, Maine lobster tails would do the trick. Moreover, it is very easy to prepare this delicious dish through the grilling, baking or boiling processes. Bring the extraordinary and cherished flavors of Maine from dock to your doorstep with this fresh and opulent lobster meat.

GetMaineLobster.com offers several other Maine lobster products, which are equally appetizing and scrumptious.

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As people love eating lobsters, they must also know to check a few points before they purchase lobsters. As most purchase lobsters online these days, it is important to be careful before you place the order as many online seafood companies have a tendency to cheat you. It is known by all that Maine lobsters are the tastiest and therefore people usually opt for this variety if they buy lobsters. However, according to experts, five major points should be kept in mind before you buy Maine lobsters.

All Lobsters are not the Same

Online seafood stores claim that the lobsters they sell are from Maine but at times, the truth is that they sell lobsters that are from many places in New England and sometimes even from Canada. The taste of lobsters depends highly on the quality and temperature of the water. Therefore, if the lobsters are from clearer and colder waters, the better it will be. So it is recommended that you purchase your lobster from a direct source in New Hampshire, Maine or Canada because the waters are conducive to quality lobster harvesting there. For example, North Atlantic Lobster and Seafood sell lobster fresh from Maine only.

Are you Paying Just for the Lobster or are there Hidden Charges?

What exactly are you paying for at online seafood stores? Is it just the lobster or are other charges also included discreetly? Some seafood stores charge you for shipping and some only for the lobsters you buy. Therefore, it is always advisable to compare prices to see whether you are being cheated or not. However, North Atlantic Lobster and Seafood charge you for lobsters depending on size, and that’s it.

Quality & Prices Vary Throughout the Year

Mostly, two factors affect the price of lobsters, 1) The weather in New England and 2) The life cycle of lobsters. Prices are usually higher during winter month especially from January through March because the weather is extremely cold which makes it problematic for fishermen to catch large quantities of lobster. The price is low from late summer to the earlier months in fall because large quantities are caught as the weather is favorable to fishing and lots of lobsters are caught. Also, as lobsters molt, many don’t like the soft shell variety and wait for hard shells or vice versa. This also affects the pricing.

The Return Policy of the Online Store Must be Checked

Remember, you are buying live lobsters and at times, lobsters may die in the delivery process. Check whether the online store has a return policy where you will get back your money if the lobsters reach you dead. North Atlantic Lobster and Seafood makes sure that the Maine lobsters that reach you are fresh and alive. They can also send you dreamed lobsters if you want to save time.

Get the Shipping Details

Check how your lobsters will be shipped to you or the shipping company the store has tied up with. Some consider FedEx more reliable than DHL or UPS. The shipping company must make sure that the lobsters reach you in the best condition.

At North Atlantic Lobster and Seafood, you won’t have to worry about such details because they take care of these points and make sure that your orders reach you in good condition and the best of quality.

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Seafood lovers are actually spoilt for choices when it comes to feasting on a sumptuous meal. Even if you are a health freak, there are various kinds of seafood dishes you can eat throughout the day. In fact, seafood is the healthiest form of animal protein. Seafood is low in fat and calories.

A portion of seafood has fewer calories than a portion of lean chicken. Also, it is a rich source of different types of vitamins and minerals. Seafood is one of the best sources of a fatty acid called omega 3. Omega 3 is good for the heart and lessens the risks of developing cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, seafood lovers can be assured that they are eating right when they dig into a plate of their favorite seafood dish.

Out of all the crustaceans the sea has to offer, crabs are one of the most popular. Crabmeat can be used in various kinds of dishes. It can be made into healthy salads as well as other kinds of delicious dishes. Crabmeat can be used in a number of good seafood recipes. One such, easy to cook, tasty dish is the Crab slider made with meat of Maine crabs.

The crab slider is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. It can be eaten as a scrumptious snack or also as an entrée. To make this dish first you must fry some bacon till crispy and cut them in half. Then, take some heavy cream and boil it with some lime juice. Grill slider rolls with some butter and start assembling the slider. Place a piece of avocado on the bottom portion of the slider. Then add some picked crabmeat. Add to this some lime-cream sauce and top off with a slice of bacon and a tomato ring.

This crabmeat dish is not only easy to make but it is also extremely delicious to eat. You can serve it as an evening snack or even at parties to get things started.

Are you a seafood fan? If yes, then you must love digging into some delicious seafood items like prawns, shrimps, crabs and lobsters? These crustaceans can be incorporated in any sort of cuisine but if you solely talk about lobsters, don’t you think they taste best when cooked with a few classic recipes like lobster rolls, lobster thermidor, or even a lobster stew? Well, there is another way of cooking these scrumptious oceanic beauties; you can make a pie with it.

Lobster pies are a little high on the fat calories because of the pastry and rich creamy béchamel sauce but the sauce is optional. It does add a brilliant zing to the pie but if you want to make only a lobster pie, you can. The pie is high in protein, but is a slightly rich recipe and therefore only meant for those who are not on a diet. Here’s how you can make a lobster pie for your family.

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Ingredients:

2 Maine lobsters, cooked (1.5 pounds each), ¼ of a cup of sherry, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of flour, 3 tablespoons of butter, 2 egg yolks and ¾ of a cup of thin cream.

For the pie topping:

¼ of a teaspoon of paprika, ¼ of a cup of cracker meal, 1 tablespoon of finely crushed potato chips, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 and a ½ teaspoons of Parmesan cheese.

To make the pie first, melt two tablespoons of butter and add sherry to it. Boil the mixture for a minute then add the lobster to it and allow it to stand. Then, add the flour to three tablespoons of butter that you melt. Stir it for a minute till it starts to bubble. To this, slowly add the wine drained from the lobster and the cream. Keep heating this sauce till it is nice and thick. Remove this from the flame. Then, separately, beat the egg yolks. To the yolks add about four tablespoons of the sauce that you have made and stir as you add. Heat this on a double boiler for around three minutes. Make sure the water in the boiler doesn’t boil. After this add the lobster and stir in. Transfer this to a deep pie dish and sprinkle the pie topping over it. Bake this for 10 minutes in a 300 degree oven. Voila! Your Maine lobster pie is ready.

However, if you don’t have time to make the pie at home, you can order it online and have it delivered to your doorstep. Then all have to do is heat it and dig in.

Do you know about a food known as caviar? If you don’t know, caviar is a term used for the edible eggs produced from certain kinds of fish. This is called roe and fancied in many parts of the world. Do you know that lobsters also have roe? They do have and you will be amazed to know that lobster eggs are considered a delicacy in many parts of the world.

Lobsters are one of the widely appreciated and consumed sea-foods in the world. The connoisseurs of good food love to have the lobster dishes more frequently. Lobster dishes are included in the party menu on many special events. Lots of people celebrate their merriment with scrumptious lobster dishes.

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However, one should make sure that lobster is fresh while cooking the lobster dish. The live and fresh lobsters taste the best. You will have to go to the dock or fish market early in the morning to catch the live and fresh lobsters. If you visit the market later in the day, you will have to settle with not so good or meaty lobsters. It is advised not to go for the lobsters from the supermarket, as they are tough and stale. Once lobsters have been bought, you can try out classic ways of cooking, such as steaming or broiling or grilling lobsters.

Lobster tail is one of the most delicious pieces of whole lobster. This part of lobster is soft, succulent and meaty. Knuckles, wings and claws are the other tasty parts that can be tried eating. But, the meat in the tail is most outstanding. Various recipes can be tried out at the time of cooking lobsters. Some recipes like salad are easy to prepare whereas some are tough and take time.

So, preparing lobster dishes on the normal weekdays is not an easy task to ask for. It does not mean that they who do not have enough time to prepare lobster dishes cannot enjoy the lobster delicacies. Lobster dinner these days are ordered online. Yes, you can now order lobster dinner for 4 online and enjoy the delicious and sumptuous meal at home with your family.

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The dinner include

• 1 to 1.25 lb of live hard-shell Maine lobsters, 4

• Live Maine mussels, 4 lbs

• Jumbo Margaret’s Maine crab cakes, 4

• Cooking instructions are given

Except live Maine lobsters, all the products in the packet are flash frozen and delivered directly to your doorstep.

Lobster is loved by seafood aficionados all over the world. However, the complete idea of cooking and then, having the lobster dish can be intimidating for many of you. Lobster buyers have several questions in their mind, regarding the quality and varieties of lobsters found at the marketplaces. Several people want to know the perfect color of lobsters, how to single out fresh and live lobsters and the most humane way of killing a live lobster.

Various species of lobsters are found all around the world. But, not all are equally healthy and tasty. The lobsters found at the Maine coast are considered among the finest in the world. A lot of lobster lovers prefer to prepare a dish with the lobsters from Maine.

Maine lobsters are sweet and tender

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The real Maine lobster will have five sets of legs and a couple of large claws with lots of meat. These lobsters are soft-shelled and can be crack opened effortlessly. In comparison to the hard-shell lobsters, they have sweet taste and tender and succulent meat. But, if the lobster has developed the shell recently, it will have less amount of meat inside when comparing with the hard-shelled one of similar shape and size.

While venturing out in search of fresh lobsters in Maine, go along with the most energetic ones. Maine lobsters are found in the typical colors such as green, brown or black. However, the color of lobsters does not have any impact on the final dish and every lobster turns bright red once cooked.

A healthy lobster can easily be singled out if you take a careful look at their tail and claws. The healthier ones will throw their claws in the air and flap their tails.

Lobsters can be kept alive for up to a day

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Keep the lobsters alive until you bring them to cook. Do not preserve them for more than a day, as lobsters tend to die quickly when kept out of the sea water. If wrapped under cold and damp towel and stored in the refrigerator, lobsters can be kept alive for up to a day. You should keep in mind that lobsters are seawater species and may die if placed in the fresh water.

Lobsters are generally prepared through steaming or boiling. However, many people prefer steaming over boiling because steaming brings more tender meat. Lobsters these days are also grilled, baked or broiled. Moreover, one must adopt the humane way to kill a lobster before bringing it to cook.

Fetching live and fresh lobsters from the marketplace can be sometimes painful and tough. One can visit online stores and get the live and fresh lobsters from Maine delivered at their doorstep.

Lobster Tails- Rich Oceanic Delicacies

Seafood is one of the most likeable delicacies for most foodies. Seafood is not just restricted to different types of fish but also includes oceanic delights like prawns, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, mussels, clams, oysters, squid and various other sea creatures. Lobsters are considered to be the kings of the ocean and are loved by one and all.

These delectable sea creatures can be incorporated in just about any cuisine. Lobsters blend very well with flavors. Lobsters are also extremely healthy. They are a rich source of protein, selenium, zinc, copper, and other minerals. Lobsters are low in fat and are extremely low calorie. Lobsters are one of the healthiest forms of animal protein.

There are various ways in which you can prepare lobsters. Most of the dishes are meant for lunches or dinners. There are very few delicious snacks that are made with lobster meat. One of the most popular snacks that are made with lobster meat is lobster cakes.

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Lobster cakes can be served as it is with a dipping sauce or between split buns as sliders. Lobster cake sliders are incredibly easy and require only rudimentary skills to make. However, if you do not have time to make these delicious snacks, you need not worry and don’t think that you’ll be missing out on this scrumptious dish. Frozen lobster cakes are now available in online.

All you have to do is order them over the internet and on arrival, bake the lobster cakes, heat the sweet heat sauce and toast the slider buns till golden. Then, all you have to do is assemble the lobster slider. On one side of the bun, place a lobster cake add two spoons of sweet heat sauce on top of it and place the other side of the bun forming a ‘burger’ or sorts. Serve them to the kids, your friends and guests of all ages.