Chances are, when you think of lobsters, you think of eating a seaside dinner in the summer, cracking open a hard shell lobster and dipping the sweet meat in butter. Lobster has long been a delicacy for Americans, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, it used to be considered a poor man’s food and was even used as fishing bait. Today, it’s expensive to buy and succulent to eat, considered more of a rich man’s indulgence or appetizer.
Eat lobster and other shellfish recipes in a variety of ways, whether you boil it yourself or have it on roll. Lobsters are priced by the pound and you can buy them at most grocery stores and specialty fish shops. At the beach, you’ll find appetizer stands and restaurants all over the place in tourist areas offering up lobster in all its many forms, from rolls to bisque to chowder.
Having a summer cookout? Why not have a lobster bake? There are companies that specialize in providing this experience for you and your guests. If you are craving lobster tails when you go out to eat, you’ll find many restaurants serve lobster tail alongside other popular seafood dishes. Treat yourself to recipes with scallops, crab, shrimp, and clams. Maybe you'll decide to skip the whole sit-down experience and get delivery instead.
Rather cook your own lobster and seafood from an online recipe? Find recipes for steamed, boiled, baked, or even grilled lobster. If you have a large order, call the fish market ahead of time to ensure they have the amount and size of live lobster you need. Not up for all that work? Pick up a frozen lobster dinner at the market, or a fresh, already-prepared gourmet seafood dinner or appetizer.
Professional lobster fishermen deliver shellfish to the market. These lobster tails are ordered by restaurants for boiled, baked or steamed dinners. Lobsters are enticingly sweet when grilled. Fresh or frozen lobster makes a fantastic seafood dinner. If you choose to buy lobster to cook at home, you can create a gourmet meal by following a simple bisque recipe. Shop for live shrimp and fresh scallops for a seafood banquet. You can create appetizers with claims. When selecting raw lobster, smell the shellfish for freshness. Ask the fellow fish market shoppers for their lobster. If you don’t have a local fish market, then look online for reputable companies to ship you frozen lobster tails.