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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.

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.

Seafood is a favourite amongst most foodies round the world. One of the many sea delicacies that are favored amongst most seafood lovers is the lobster. Lobsters can be cooked at home and if you want to mesmerize your guests with a delicious lobster dish you can make Shio-koji seared lobster with seasonal vegetables. To make this dish you will require:

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  • 1 whole blanched lobster, body split, claws removed
  • ½ pt blanched and stir fried vegetables
  • De-shelled, blanched, claw and knuckle meat of one lobster

For the Shio-Koji marinade

  • ¼ cup Shio-Koji
  • ¼ cup white miso
  • 1 tablespoon of Mirin
  • 1tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil

To make the dish, first make the Shio-koji Marinade. To make the marinade, mix all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Then boil heavily salted water in a large pot over a high flame. The water should be as salty as sea water. Then, add the lobster to the water and blanch it for around three minutes. After you take out the lobster, immediately shock it in ice water till it cools completely.

After the lobster is cool, remove the shell and claws and put aside the meat. Cover the fleshy portion of the lobster with the Shio-koji marinade properly and put into the refrigerator for at least one whole hour.

Take another pot of salted water and bring to a boil. In this water blanch the seasonal vegetables. Then, take a large non-stick sauté pan, and heat one tablespoon of oil. Then, place the marinated lobster with the flesh side down in the pan and cook till the meat is warm through and through. Remember, because of the shio-koji, the lobster might attain a dark crust, so don’t think that you have burnt it.

Once the lobsters have warmed beautifully, take them out of the pan. Keep the drippings in the pan. After this add the seasonal veggies into boiling water and cool them till they brighten up but don’t overdo this.

In the pan you cooked the coated lobsters, cook the claw and knuckle meat over medium flame. Toss the meat with the dripping and cook till the meat is nice are warm. To this, add the veggies and toss nicely. Pour this over the nicely seared lobster bodies and serve on the double.

This is one seafood recipe that is easy to make and is mouthwatering enough for your guests to enjoy.

Seafood is one of the most loved delicacies in the world. Foodies all over the world love tasting oceanic delights like lobsters, various types of fish, crabs, squid, oysters, mussels, clams, prawns, shrimp and many more. We all think that seafood cooked to perfection is only available in restaurants but in reality, if you have the knack, you can whip up brilliant dishes in your own kitchen.

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If you are hosting a dinner party and almost all your friends are seafood lovers, you should serve at least one seafoodappetizer and one seafood entrée. For an appetizer, you can make Mock Lobster Roll. For this dish you need, Cooked and chopped lobster knuckle meat, Brioche circles, Butter, Cayenne, Mayonnaise, Dried oregano, Celery salt, lemon zest and Black pepper. First you need to mix the oregano, part of the mayonnaise, celery salt with the lobster knuckle meat. Then you need to take out Brioche circles and toast them in butter till they are golden brown. After this, you need to make a spicy mayo sauce with the remaining mayo and cayenne. On one side of the Brioche rounds you need to spread the spicy mayo and lobster mix. Sprinkle lemon zest, oregano and black pepper on top before serving.

lobster-pasta-150x99For the main course you can make, Fresh Maine Lobster over Angel Hair Pasta. To make this you require, the cooked meat of lobsters, Quality olive oil, Angel hair pasta, White wine, Butter, Garlic cloves, Freshly ground pepper and kosher salt, Organic chicken broth, Grated lemon zest and lemon juice, Chopped fresh arugula or baby spinach, Shredded Romano or Parmesan cheese. First you need to sauté the garlic in butter and oil. Then, add wine, salt and pepper and reduce the liquid. Then, cook the angel hair pasta. To the wine mixture add some pasta water and chicken broth. Add the lobster meat, greens, lemon juice and zest. Combine the pasta and the wine sauce and toss. Sprinkle cheese and serve.

However, if you don’t have time to cook any of the above mentioned dishes, you can make an easy seafood dinnercrab-slider with Fresh Maine Crab Sliders. For this dish you will require, Slider Rolls, Picked Maine Crab Meat, Slices of Bacon cooked & halved, Roma Tomato, Ripe Avocado, Heavy Cream, Limes and Butter. First, crisp the bacon. Then, boil the heavy cream and add lime juice. Toast the slider rolls till golden brown. Cut tomato and avocado and assemble the slider with avocado, crabmeat, cream sauce and tomato. Serve this dish to your guests, they will love it. This dish is easy and quick to make.

Your guests will love it if you served them seafood at a dinner party as seafood dishes tend to brighten up even the dullest menu.

Those who love seafood can now make delicious seafood dishes for guests they invite in their very own kitchens. Here are few of the best seafood recipes foodies can prepare. As people are becoming health conscious, they are eating small portions for dinner and are sticking to salads.

Corn, Tomato and Lobster Mixed Green Salad

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• Fresh, organic corn, cooked, 1 cup

• Meat of a 1 ¼ pound Lobster

• Sea salt, as required

• Lemon juice, ¼ of a cup

• Quality olive oil, ½ a cup

• White wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons

• Chopped shallots, 3

• Seeded and minced, fresh jalapenos, 2

• Sweet Cherry tomatoes, halved, 1 pint sized container

• Mixed baby greens, 4 cups

• Freshly chopped basil leaves, ¼ of a cup

• Pepper, as required

To make this salad first take a medium sized bowl and mix lemon juice, vinegar, pepper and salt. Then, whisk in the olive oil and add the tomatoes, corn, jalapenos, basil and shallots to the vinaigrette. Then, to the salad bowl, add the greens and the lobster meat and add the vinaigrette from the top. Toss well and serve this wholesome salad to your guests.

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1 cup of cooked Maine lobster meat, cut into small pieces

½ a tablespoon each of chives, tarragon, chervil and parsley

3 tablespoons of sour cream or crème fraiche

½ a tablespoon of shallot, finely choppedv
Salt and white pepper, to taste

2 hot dog buns

Cayenne pepper and lemon juice (optional)

Salted Butter

First combine everything except the buns and butter with a gentle hand and let it rest at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Split the hot dog buns and spread butter on the sides. Take a pan and toast the rolls, buttered sides down. Add a good amount of the lobster mixture inside the buns and serve them to your guests.

Steamed Lobster Salad

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• 2 steamed medium lobsters

• 1 pound of overripe tomatoes

• 1 sliced red onion

• 2 sliced ribs of celery

• 20 leaves of mint

• 2 sliced cloves of garlic

• ½ cup of virgin olive oil

• A handful of washed and dried, arugula

• 1 lemon, juiced

To make this delicious salad, first remove the meat from the lobster and chop it up. Then take a medium sized bowl and combine the lobster meat with the remaining ingredients. Serve on lettuce.

You can check out more seafood dinner recipes online so that you can make them in a jiffy when you have guests over and are tired to make a heavy lobster meal.