There is an endless list of foods we love, but let’s face it; few cause our mouths to water the way it does at the mention of lobster- especially the tail. The smell of that sweet meat together with the perfect side of clarified butter is enough to make anyone want to come and crack the red hard shell and dig in. Maine lobster tails are particularly decadent. It has been said that there is no finer lobster meat in all the world. How did this tasty crustacean become so popular, how is it served and where can you get Maine lobster tails (assuming you don’t live in Maine)? Let’s take a look.
It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that lobster became a popular food item in Northern America. Actually it was looked on as food for servants. Even the servants didn’t appreciate the delicate meat they were given. Many would request would be employers that they would eat lobster no more than twice a week. Eventually, however, New Yorkers and Bostonian s began to develop a taste for lobster, especially from Maine. Thus began the exportation of Maine lobster. Today the lobster is viewed as a delicacy and an image of refinement.
Maine lobsters are the heaviest crustaceans in the world. They can grow to be up to 25 inches in length and weigh in up to 44 pounds! They are found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, typically from Labrador to New Jersey. Their coloration varies from dark bluish green to greenish brown. The red coloring is usually the result of cooking. However the Gulf of Maine Institute reports that there is a 1 in 10 million chance of catching a live red lobster.
Now that we know a little of the background, let’s see what you can do with Maine lobster tails. A popular way to serve lobster tail is boiled or steamed and served with clarified butter. There are many other preparations though. Lobster tails can be grilled, stuffed, used in soups, salads sauces and more. It is common to see lobster tail served with beef as a surf-n-turf dish. They even go well with eggs Benedict. The meat of the lobster tail adds richness and flavor to a dish.
Here at Lobster Anywhere is the best place to order the freshest Maine lobster tails available. You won’t be disappointed! From that very first bite to the last, you will see why the lobster tail has made its way from humble peasant food to the top of the luxury foods list.