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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.

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.

Lobster Cakes
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.

Seafood is a huge favorite when it comes to celebrations. Most of the time you will find family and friends argue over what kind of seafood dish should be served this year. If prawns were served last year, then they try and serve crabs this year. One seafood item that is served a lot on grand occasions is the lobster. However, most of the quarrels start over the size of the lobster that should be bought and the amount that should be purchased.

When purchasing lobsters, people think whether they should buy two small lobsters or one big lobster. There are a lot of differences when some family members say that smaller lobsters taste better than big lobsters but the fact is that a six pound lobster will taste just as good as a two pound lobster, if cooked in the right way. However, if a six pound or jumbo lobster is bought, care should be taken to make sure that the lobster is not overcooked as the meat tends to toughen when it is cooked for extra time. If a jumbo lobster is to be cooked, then steaming it should be the best way.

Jumbo Lobster

If a jumbo lobster is cooked keeping in mind a few important tips, the meat will taste as succulent and as juicy as that of a small lobster. Another aspect should be kept in mind, the freshness of the lobster. The fresher the lobster the tastier it is. For example, if you buy the lobsters from the supermarket, keep in mind a few things. The lobsters available at the supermarket sit in the tank for days and the more it sits in the tank the more weight it loses because the claw meat starts to shrink. Therefore, fresh lobsters will taste juicier than supermarket lobsters.

Another factor that comes into play when the flavor of a lobster is concerned is whether the lobster is hard shelled or not. Usually, people buy hard shell lobsters because they are more flavorful. As lobsters grow they shed their shells or ‘molt’. As they shed their shell and grow a new one the lobsters become weak. Therefore, most connoisseurs would opt for hard shell lobsters. Jumbo lobsters have larger legs, body, swimmerets and shoulders and the meat it these areas of a lobster are considered to be extremely delicious.

So, the next time you want to buy lobsters for a celebration, keep the pros and cons of the size and freshness of the lobster in mind.

A succulent thought can hardly do without lobsters. Certainly, it will be too foolish to miss out lobsters from the list if you are thinking of triggering fine dining moments. Grilled broiled, boiled or sautéed, you can have the shellfish in any form; it is just that you need to have the time to cook lobsters in the best possible way so that at least you can retain the decadent flavors of a Maine catch.

Apart from claws, Maine lobsters are known for their fleshy tails. They taste yummy so much so that you can’t afford to be forgetful on them while enlisting the items for seafood meal. Maine lobsters actually succeed their spiny counterparts with regards to their meat content and taste.

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These days, lobster tails are sold frozen after undergoing rigorous processing methods that promise to lock the flavors and freshness of a sea pick. Moreover, the convenience of receiving Lobster tails at your doorstep is too overwhelming.

Gourmands not only prefer Maine lobster tails for their meatiness; but because of the fact that these deep Atlantic crustaceans are blessed with flavors. Plus nutritionists are of the opinion that Maine lobsters are also good for health. They say that these shellfish are loaded with Omega-3 Fatty acids essential for brain and heart health.

Apart from thinking about how good lobster tail can be for human health, let us just talk about how well you can dine with the same. Now, suppose you want to invite your close ones for dinner; how about surprising them with mouth-watering lobster tails? It’s the best way you can cast an everlasting impression on your guests.

The lobster tails are priced according to their size; the bigger the size the greater the price. You can look for packages under the (5-6 oz) or (7-8 oz). For example, the large lobster tails lucky seven makes an ideal package for guests. The classic indulgence serves around 4-6 tail. You can even settle for the large lobster tails bakers dozen comprising 4-6 pieces weighing about 1lb. you can have them grilled broiled or steamed. Meanwhile, the 2lb lobster package is not a bad idea for a dinner invite, either. The entire package comprises 10 large Maine lobster tails.

If you want you can even pair the lobster tails with ready to serve starters and side cuisines like Maine crab cakes, Maine clam chowder, wine garlic clams and steamed beer mussels. End it on a gentle note with Maine Whoopie Pies.

The connoisseurs of good food swear by the name of seafood dishes. Lobsters are the most preferred choice of gourmets. Whether you are a health freak or love the delicious dishes, lobsters are a better option to go with.

Best thing about lobsters is that they can be prepared without putting in extra efforts. Yes, lobsters are extremely easy to prepare by boiling, grilling, steaming or baking method.

However, one should be particular about choosing a lobster for eating purpose. Live lobster is always good in comparison with dead ones. Moreover, if you caught hold of a Maine lobster, it is nothing less than icing on cake. Maine lobsters are best species of this crustacean found in world.

So, whether you have guests to attend at your place or just want to have something special this weekend, lobster dishes can make you feel wanting for more. Here is a lobster dish, Lobster and Asparagus Spring Pasta that you can prepare on the special occasions.

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Ingredients

• 1 lb of chopped lobster claw knuckle meat
• 3 cups of peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces Asparagus
• 3 cloves of minced garlic
• 1/2 cup of small diced onion
• 1 cup of heavy cream
• 1/2 cup of grated parmesan
• 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
• 1 box (1lb) of Farfalle pasta or bowtie
• Salt and FGBP, to taste
• Olive oil

Preparation method

To prepare this recipe, firstly, take a large pot filled heavily with salted water and bring it to a boil. Now, to cook pasta, follow the direction given on the box. Save water for binding sauce later. Meanwhile, take a sauté pan and heat 3 tbsp of olive oil over medium flame. Add sweat and onion and keep it over medium heat for 2 minutes. After that, add garlic and lower the flame to medium low. Once garlic and onions have turned translucent, now mix asparagus and continue cooking for 5 to 8 minutes or until it becomes bright green and tender. Make sure to season it every time a new vegetable is added to the pan.

Now, add lobster meat and cook until it’s warm. Next in the line are parmesan, cream and nutmeg. Once they are added, season it with salt and FGBP. Do not over-season with salt, as salty pasta water will be added later. Keep the heat medium until cream begins to boil. Once cream starts boiling bring the heat back to simmer and continue the process for 3 minutes. It’s time to add a few spoons of pasta water into sauce. After adding pasta cooking water, stir the sauce until desired consistency is achieved.

Now, add cooked pasta and toss it to coat everything evenly and to thicken the sauce. The dish is ready to get served after sprinkles of parmesan and a little amount of crushed red pepper flake.

Likewise, there are many dishes that can be prepared easily in the kitchen. However, if you do not have patience to cook a lobster dish, you can order any lobster dish online and get it delivered at your doorstep.

Lobsters are delicacies and the favorite of a few seafood lovers. If you are a lobster lover, you will definitely love the following recipes. They are easy and can be made at home anytime.

Avocado Lobster Roll

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Hot dog bun, 4

Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon

Small chopped red onion, 1

Ripe, de-pitted and peeled ripe avocados, 2

Salt and Pepper

Any hot sauce, 2 tablespoon

Roughly chopped and cooked lobster meat, ½ pound

To make the dish first open up the hot dog buns and toast them slightly. Then take the avocado flesh and crush it into a paste using a spoon in a bowl. To this add the red onion, fresh lemon juice, pepper, salt and hot sauce. Taste it to see what you need to add. After that, fold in the lobster to complete the mixture. Stuff the buns with this mixture and enjoy a wholesome meal.

Steamed Lobster Salad

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Steamed medium lobster, 2

Overripe tomatoes, 1

Sliced red onion, 1

Sliced garlic cloves, 2

Virgin olive oil, ½ cup

Mint leaves, 20

Basil leaves, 15

Juiced lemon, 1

Washed and dried arugula, handful

To make the dish first cut Lobster meat into ½ inch pieces. Then take a medium sized bowl and mix all the ingredients. Serve this delicious salad over some romaine lettuce.

Easy Broiled Lobster Tails

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Frozen lobster tails, 2 (6 ounces)

Lemon pepper seasoning, 1 teaspoon

Olive oil, 1 teaspoon

To make the dish first, preheat the broiler of the oven. Then partially thaw the lobster tails. Then, halve the lobster tails lengthwise. Then brush the meat with the olive and season it with the lemon pepper. Put these on the broiler plate. Then broil the tail for about 10 minutes, till the meat is opaque and sides are browned.

Lobster Nachos

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Coarsely chopped, cooked lobster meat, 1 cup

Chopped seeded jalapeno pepper, 2 tablespoons

Store-bought salsa, ¼ cup

Tortilla chips, 36

Fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon

Cornstarch, ½ cup

Low fat shredded cheddar, 1/3 cup

Low fat milk, 1/3 cup

Shredded Mexican cheese blend, 1/3 cup

To make the dish first take a medium sized bowl and mix salsa, lobster, lime juice, jalapeno and kosher salt. Then, in a plate, place the chips. Then, whisk, the cornstarch into the milk. Heat to a boil and keep whisking. Before removing from flame add cheese. Whisk till smooth and add salt to taste. Spoon the lobster mixture on to the chips and pour the sour cream over it.

If you are looking for the top 5 best lobster recipes in Maine, then simply visit here. You will find absolutely mouthwatering dishes that you can easily make in your own kitchen.

Those who love seafood must really like lobsters as they are considered to be the tastiest form of seafood. If not the tastiest, lobsters are extremely popular with gourmands all over the world. Now, lobsters are either bought live or frozen. Those who really love their food and are really enthusiastic about cooking, will walk the extra mile and buy live lobsters from the fish market at the crack of dawn.

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However, there are many seafood enthusiasts who do not have time to buy fresh live lobsters and therefore settle for the frozen and packaged variety. It is a fact that nothing beats a good old live lobster. So if you are planning to cook a lobster meal, try your level best to buy fresh live lobsters from the market.

The most commonly asked question on the lips of most novice cooks is, ‘how to prepare live lobster?’ There are various methods that can be tried out with live lobsters. Here are the most common ways.

BOILING

This is probably the easiest way to cook a live lobster. First you will need to fill a pot with at least 4 pints or 2 liters of water and two tablespoons of salt. Then you have to bring it to a boil and drop in the live lobster, headfirst, and boil again with the lid on. Once the lobster is cooked through it can be served just like that with some melted butter on the side or it can be incorporated in any sort of dish.

STEAMING

Apparently, steaming the lobsters makes the lobster meat more succulent and tasty than boiling it. Steaming takes more time than boiling, but it’s worth the wait. Put a steaming rack in a pot and pour in water and salt. Boil the water and cover the pot with a lid. Once the water starts boiling take the lobster and place it on the steaming rack. Cover the pot again and boil the water. Cook till the meat is just right. Eat it freshly steamed with butter or incorporate the meat in a salad or exotic dish.

GRILLING

This is another great way of cooking your lobster. This is perfect for a family get-together or barbecue. Now for grilling you can use fresh live lobsters or packaged and frozen lobsters. If you are a careerist and do not have time to buy a fresh live lobster, grilling packaged lobster that has been bought online will do perfectly. First the lobster needs to be parboiled. Then make sure you clean it and season and marinate it properly before you put it on the grill. Grill the lobster till the meat is firm. Serve this as you please.

Lobsters served boiled, steamed or grilled taste absolutely superlative, it’s just that you have to know how to do it right.

If you love seafood then one of your favorites has to be lobster. Lobster recipes are delicious and can brighten up any dull menu. Lobsters can be served at casual and formal parties and also at family dinners. One lobster dish can make all the difference. At your next party, if you are planning to serve lobsters then you can try out an “Easy Lobster Paella”. This dish will require:

  • ¼ of a cup of good olive oil
  • 2 cored red bell peppers, sliced into half inch strips
  • 1 ½ cups of chopped yellow onion (approximately 2 onions)
  • 2 cups of white basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic (four to six cloves)
  • ¼ of a teaspoon of red pepper flakes, crushed
  • 5 cups of good, homemade, chicken stock,
  • ½ a teaspoon of crushed saffron threads
  • 1 tablespoon of kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup of licorice-flavored liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pound of kielbasa, sliced about ¼ to ½ inch thick
  • 1 ½ pounds of lobster meat, cooked
  • 1 package frozen peas, (10-ounce)
  • 2 lemons cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, minced

To make the Paella first, preheat the oven to about 425 ºF. In an big ovenproof Dutch oven, heat the oil. Then, over medium-low flame, add the onions and cook the onions for about five minutes, stirring it intermittently. Then put in the bell peppers and cook for another five minutes. Then, lower the heat and put in the garlic. Cook this for about another minute. Next, fold in the rice, saffron, chicken stock, salt, red pepper flakes and pepper and bring the ingredients to a boil. Then cover the pot and put it in the oven. After about fifteen minutes, stir the rice gently after fifteen minutes with a wooden spoon. Then put it back into the oven and bake it without a cover for another ten to fifteen minutes, till the rice is cooked fully.

Now, move the paella back onto the stove and mix the licorice-flavored liqueur. Cook the paella over medium flame for about a minute till the rice has absorbed the liqueur. Then, turn off the flame and put in the peas, kielbasa and lobster. Cover the paella for about ten minutes and allow it to steam. Add the parsley over the top and garnish with wedges of lemon. This should be served hot.

This dish is made with cooked lobsters but there are many dishes that are made with live lobsters. Live lobsters are not easily available but there are many online seafood stores selling live lobsters. Online stores have made ‘lobster shopping’ a lot easier for foodies and those who like cooking.

Stir your taste buds like never before with a dish of chili lobster spaghetti. This is a great dish to enjoy with all the members of your family and can also be a great treat for your guests. Let us take a look at its method of preparation.

Ingredients

  • 200ml/7fl oz white wine
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
  • 400ml/14fl oz double cream
  • 2 x 750g/1lb 10oz cooked lobster, shelled and cut into chunks
  • 2 limes, juice only
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 300g/10oz spaghetti

Directions

  • At first, heat a large frying pan until hot. Then add the olive oil and butter and then stir in the garlic, shallots, lemongrass, chilies and shredded lime leaves. Fry it all for at least 1-2 minutes.
  • Now, pour in the white wine and cook until the volume of liquid has reduced by half.
  • It is now time to add the cream and bring to a simmer. You need to cook until just thickened and then add the lobster. You can squeeze in the lime juice and season to taste with salt and freshly grounded black pepper. At last, stir in the coriander.
  • In the meantime, cook the spaghetti according to the instructions given in the packet and then drain. Now you can mix the spaghetti with the lobster sauce until well combined.
  • In order to serve, pile the spaghetti onto plates and finish with another squeeze of lime juice.

Now your chili lobster spaghetti is all ready to serve. Enjoy the heavenly taste of this dish of lobster with all the members of your family.