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Maine Lobsterman headed to work: just another day on the job


Lobstermen’s Gear

this was a shot my husband captured (credit where credit is due) of a lobster trap on Little Cranberry Island at the Isleford Dock, off the coast of Mount Desert Island, Maine


Photo of the Day: Lobster Traps = Art…


Summer in Maine…Grilled Lobster

Boil for 5 minutes, then submerge in ice to stop the cooking. Crack the shell in various spots, drizzle with melted butter, cook face down on a medium grill for 8 minutes; flip them over, continue to baste with butter another 4-5 minutes (making sure to get some char on the shell) and enjoy! You’ll be amazed at what it does to the texture. TENDER!


Picture of the Day…


What to do with leftover Maine lobster? make #foodporn!

Ok typically there isn’t such a thing as leftover lobster. But when you buy 6 of them for 2 people, there is leftover lobster. But it’s intentional. Grilled lobster for dinner, lobster rolls the next day for lunch and then lobster dip with crusty bread and wine in the late afternoon.This was about  8 oz of fresh lobster meat (ours was grilled), 3 oz of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan,1 very small garlic clove finely chopped and a dash of Tobasco. Mix well and bake until bubbly and browned on top about 15 minutes on 375. Serve with warmed bread.

THAT is what you do with leftover lobster!

Posted via email from Maine as Dana Moos sees it…


Grilled Maine Lobster…

Boil for 5 minutes, then submerge in ice to stop the cooking. Break the shell in various spots, drizzle with melted butter, cook face down on a medium grill for 10 minutes; flip them over, continue to baste with butter another 5-8 minutes (making sure to get some char on the shell) and enjoy! You'll be amazed at what it does to the texture. TENDER!


Lobster anyone?

lobster tail closeup

Had a side of grilled vegetables with Farfalle tossed with sauteed garlic and shallots in butter and cream. Oh, and throw in some parmesan and chunks of lobster!


Grilled Lobster…

Boil 5 minutes, then drop in cold or ice water to stop the cooking for a couple minutes. When cool enough to handle, cut lengthwise down the tail, use a mallet to break the knuckles and claws, and put on a medium hot grill freestyle stroke down for 5 minutes.

Then flip to prepare them for the backstroke and drizzle melted butter down the split shell tail and let cook another 10 minutes.

Then open a couple Maine micro-brews and enjoy with a crusty loaf of garlic bread. Wait…even better, grab a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy by the rocky coast here in Maine 🙂

As a friend reminded me, the way life should be…


What’s for dinner? Lobster is calling…

Just came back from Beal’s Lobster Pier…paid $6.17/lb for 1 1/2 pound lobsters…not bad, considering Filet Mignon is $16/lb, Strip steaks around $12/lb, Salmon usually $10/lb, and just plain chicken up to $5/lb…you get my point…
We only bought four (well, quite often we’ll buy eight so we have leftovers for lobster bisque, lobster rolls, Lobster Louis salad with avocado)! Okay, so I appreciate that I’m fortunate to live in this amazing state and can enjoy truly FRESH lobster pulled from the ocean, not the tank!


I think we’ll simply enjoy them steamed with drawn butter (add a dash of sherry) along with a nice Caesar Salad and glass of Sauvignon Blanc…for me it doesn’t get much better!

Lobster tidbit: each Maine lobsterman is allowed up to 800 traps


LEFTOVER LOBSTER? IF there is such a thing…

Make Lobster Bisque and a classic Lobster Roll!

We used a recipe adapted from the White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport, Maine. We started with our own homemade lobster stock (shells from our grilled lobster Valentine’s dinner), adding cream, Cognac, Muscat, fresh tomatoes, onions and seasonings, let them simmer for a while, strain and add pieces of lobster meat just before serving. The lobster roll is a toasted, buttered bun and the lobster meat is simply tossed with just a touch of mayonnaise, salt, pepper and parsley. Like grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner, Maine style!