lobster wasn’t always recognized as a delicacy. Back in the early days,
lobsters used to be crushed and used as fertilizer and as a base for
roads. They were so plentiful that they were picked up off the shores
and were known as a poor man’s food. Now-a-days, eating
or Maine lobsters is the height of fine dining, and is served
most of the world's finest restaurants.
Atlantic lobsters are harvested by licensed fisherman from the cold
water, eastern shores of North America from Newfoundland to the
north-eastern United States.
been fishing lobster for many generations with fleets and licenses
being passed down. It has been a way of life on the East Coast for well
over 100 years.
lobster is pretty easy if you know how. While there are many ways to
cook lobsters, from baking to grilling, we will cover two of the most
popular ways to prepare lobsters. First, we will teach you how to steam
a lobster: Steaming lobster is actually preferred over boiling as it
tends to tenderize the lobster meat especially for larger lobsters.
Start off with a large stock or lobster pot and cover the bottom with
2" of generously salted water (ideally, sea salt). Bring water to a
boil, place the lobster in head
first and cover. The cooking times for steamed lobster are at
- 2 lbs.
- 3 lbs.
- 6 lbs.
- 7 lbs.
lbs. & over
minutes per pound
you wish to boil the lobster, fill the lobster pot just over
half way, salt liberally, and bring to a boil. Place the lobster in the
pot one at a
time and cover. Follow the cooking times above but add a
couple of minutes per pound.
Growing up, the way we
ate lobster was to cover our kitchen table with old newspaper,
the water from the lobster pot and then dump all of the lobster in
the middle of the table. Probably not the delicate but it is
most traditional way, and the most fun! Melt some butter into a large
bowl, crack open
your lobster with the proper utensils and start enjoying.
have any questions about how to prepare your lobster, please contact us
and we will gladly help and give you any suggestions you many need.
Thanks for ordering your live lobster from Lobster Canada.