3 Summer Seafood Recipes

Here at Cape Porpoise, we love our fresh Maine lobsters, but we can’t forget the other delicious seafood we have. From our jumbo white shrimp to Maine blue mussels, we have all your needs for fresh seafood. To inspire your culinary skills, we have included some great, easy-to-prepare, recipes you can make using our fresh Maine seafood!

 

Jumbo Shrimp with Mushrooms and Garlic

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure olive oil
  • 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thickly sliced
  • 2 pounds jumbo shrimp,
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Yellow rice and lime wedges, for serving

 

Step 1    

In a large skillet, cook the garlic in the olive oil over moderate heat until lightly browned and fragrant, about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the garlic to a plate. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 7 minutes.

Step 2    

Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add them to the skillet. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until nearly cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes. Add the water and cook just until evaporated. Add the cilantro leaves and butter to the skillet and stir to coat. Transfer the shrimp and mushrooms to a platter and garnish with the sliced garlic. Serve the shrimp with yellow rice and lime wedges.

Recipe from Food and Wine

Lemon Butter Scallops 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pound scallops
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the lemon butter sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

 

Directions:

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.
  3. Season scallops with salt and pepper, to taste. Working in batches, add scallops to the skillet in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and translucent in the center, about 1-2 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. To make the lemon butter sauce, melt 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve scallops immediately with lemon butter sauce, garnished with parsley, if desired.

 

Recipe from Damn Delicious

 

Grilled Soy Brown Sugar Salmon in Foil

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish
  • Lemon wedges

 

Instructions

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl.  Place the salmon in a large zip-tight bag or shallow glass baking dish and add the marinade, turning to coat the fish entirely.  Seal tightly or cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.  Take a large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil and remove the salmon from the marinade, laying it skin side down in the center of the piece of foil.  Fold the long sides up and then over themselves, repeating with the short sides, to create a sealed packet containing the salmon.
  3. Transfer the foil-wrapped salmon to the hot grill over indirect heat not directly over the flames and close the grill lid. Cook for 15-18 minutes until almost entirely cooked through.  Brush the grill grates directly over the flames with a little oil, then carefully open the foil packet and using one of the long edges of the foil, and flip the salmon directly onto the grill grates over direct heat to char the top. Grill just until cooked through, and grill marks appear (1-2 minutes) being careful not to overcook, the use two large spatulas to remove the salmon from the grill.
  4. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges before serving.

 

Recipe from Epicurious

Remember to check our blog for more easy-to-follow seafood recipes

Celebrate National Lobster Day

June 15th is National Lobster Day, and in honor of our favorite crustacean we are highlighting some awesome lobster recipes perfect for summer. Check out the recipes below and then visit our website to purchase our 100% Fresh Maine lobster!

Grilled Lobster TailNational Lobster Day

 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c. melted butter
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped chives, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 4 (8-oz.)  Fresh Maine Lobster Tails
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

 

Directions

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, lemon juice, zest, chives, parsley, garlic, and salt.
  2. Using kitchen shears, cut top of lobster shell from meaty portion of tail. Using a knife, cut halfway through meat down the center, without cutting all the way through. Insert a skewer lengthwise through the lobster to keep lobster from curling up when cooked.
  3. Brush all over with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill flesh side down until lightly charred, about 6 minutes. Flip lobster and dollop a spoonful of butter mixture on flesh side. Grill until just cooked through, about 5 minutes more.
  4. Remove lobster from grill and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Serve with lemon wedges.

 

Recipe from Delish.

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cavatappi
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 c. whole milk
  • Pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded white cheddar
  • 1 c. shredded Fontina
  • 3/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 lb. Fresh Cooked Lobster, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 c. Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook cavatappi until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Sprinkle over flour and cook until slightly golden, 2-3 minutes. Pour in milk and whisk until combined. Season with nutmeg if using, salt, and pepper. Let simmer until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in cheddar, Fontina, and 1/2 cup Parmesan and whisk until smooth. Fold in pasta and lobster and transfer into a 9″-x-13″ baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine Panko, the remaining Parmesan, and oil. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle over pasta. Bake until bubbly and golden, 20-25 minutes.

Recipe from Delish

Butter-Poached Lobster with Asparagus and New Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound very small waxy potatoes
  • 2 1 1/4-lb. Live Maine Lobsters
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)

 

 

Recipe Preparation

  1. Place a metal steamer basket in a large pot; add water to a depth of 2″ and bring to a boil. Place potatoes in steamer basket; cover and cook until tender, 12–15 minutes. Transfer to medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Add more water to pot if needed to reach a depth of 2″ and place lobsters in steamer basket. Cover pot and steam lobsters until shells are bright red and meat is cooked through, 8–10 minutes. Remove from pot with tongs and let cool 5 minutes before cracking.
  3. Pick lobster meat from tail, claws, and knuckles and halve tails lengthwise; set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, cook asparagus in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, about 4 minutes. Drain; transfer to a large bowl of ice water. Drain; set aside.
  5. Bring 2 Tbsp. water to a simmer in a medium skillet over medium heat. Gradually whisk in butter, a piece at a time, until melted and completely emulsified; season with kosher salt.
  6. Add reserved potatoes, lobster, and asparagus to skillet and cook, tossing occasionally, just until warmed through, about 2 minutes.
  7. Serve lobster and vegetables topped with parsley and sea salt.

 

 

Recipe from Bon Apetit

 

 

Call Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. at 1-800-967-4268 to get fresh live Maine lobster delivered to your front door in under 24 hours! Happy National Lobster Day!

How Eating Lobster Meat Can Spice Up Your Love Life

AnWhy Lobsters Are an Aphrodisiac aphrodisiac is a substance that helps increase libido and sexual energy. There are many different foods that have been classified as aphrodisiacs. Certain aphrodisiac, superfoods, and herbs help strengthen overall vitality and longevity. They also nourish and help bring balance to our endocrine system (hormones), boost our mood, and increase overall life energy.

Lobster’s history as an aphrodisiac can be traced back to Greek mythology. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was born of the sea and it was believed that sea animals were creatures of love. Greek mythology aside, there are many scientific reasons that help prove how lobster contributes to increased sensual pleasure.

Lobster is a great source of protein, but it is also low-fat, which is ideal if you are planning a night of passion. Protein is also helpful in boosting dopamine and norepinephrine which are chemicals the brain produces to elevate sensitivity Lobster contains vitamin B-12 which increases energy, promotes fertility, and regulates sex hormones. Lobster meat also contains a hormone called epinephrine. Epinephrine is also known as adrenaline which is a natural stimulant. Adrenaline is carried in the bloodstream and affects the autonomous nervous system, which controls functions such as the heart rate, dilation of the pupils, and secretion of sweat and saliva. Lobster meat also contains magnesium, which produces androgens. Androgens are a group of hormones that aid in increasing estrogen and testosterone.

Here are some other minerals and vitamins in lobster meat:

  • Calcium
  • Vitamin A
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Phosphorous
  • Selenium
  • B1

 

There are many ways to prepare and eat this delectable seafood luxury. If you are opting for a romantic experience, consider pairing your lobster with wine. White wines like Chablis or Albarino pair well with lobster and other shellfish. Visit our blog for a variety of easy-to-follow recipes, guaranteed to impress your dinner guests.

For an easy lobster meal, consider preparing baked lobster tails. Here is a simple recipe:

  • Remove the lobster meat from the tail and place the meat on top of the empty shell. Then place them on a baking sheet.
  • Melt a half stick of butter into a small bowl.
  • To prepare the sauce, add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley to melted butter.
  • Use a pastry brush to apply the sauce to the meat, then bake for 15 minutes or until meat is golden and tender.

 

Pair your lobster with a tasty vegetable like steamed broccoli.

For more sustenance bake a potato , remember to prepare all foods in order of what will take longest to cook. Baked potatoes take about 45 minutes to prepare so be sure to put them in the oven 30 minutes before baking the lobster meat. Prepare the broccoli last as it only takes about 5-7 minutes to steam.

This is a quick and easy way to prepare lobster. By removing the lobster tails from the shell this will make it easier to eat which is perfect for a romantic night. Baking lobster also helps to mask the smell of fish. Although fresh lobster does not emit a strong fish odor, baking the meat will cut down on the aroma most seafood has.

If you are looking for quality lobster, Cape Porpoise has guaranteed fresh Maine lobster. For over 40 years, Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. has been providing the freshest certified Maine lobsters and seafood. Cape Porpoise lobster tails are caught fresh, cut and immediately frozen. With free overnight shipping, we can guarantee that your lobster will arrive fresh and ready to prepare Available in a wide variety of sizes ranging from small to giant, Cape Porpoise has the perfect lobster for you. Visit our Live Maine Lobster page to order yours today!

Shipping and Care of Maine Lobsters

Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. is your source for certified fresh Maine lobster. We purchase the finest seafood from over 40 local fishermen right at Cape Porpoise Pier. Maine lobster is well-known for being the sweetest and most flavorful lobster of all.

 

When buying lobster, it is important to be sure that it is fresh. Eating lobster that is not fresh can be dangerous and may cause you to get sick. Lobsters and other shellfish have bacteria present in their flesh. Once the lobster is dead, these bacteria can rapidly multiply and release toxins that may not be destroyed by cooking.

 

To ensure that your lobster is delivered fresh Cape Porpoise has a very specific packaging method guaranteed to keep your lobster cool and fresh when it arrives. Once caught, we freeze our lobsters. During shipping, our lobsters are wrapped in seaweed. Seaweed helps to keep lobsters fresh by providing a moist, salty layer to mimic elements of seawater. Most companies use paper to cut down costs but seaweed is the best method for preserving live lobsters.

 

The reason you should purchase Cape Porpoise Maine lobster, as opposed to local grocery store lobster is that many grocery store lobsters are not fresh. Many grocery stores ship their lobsters in large crates, then place them in a tank that circulates saltwater. When buying lobsters from the grocery store you have no real way of knowing how long the lobster has been in the tank. Grocery stores may keep lobsters for weeks. While in this tank the lobsters are not fed and may even resort to eating each other for food.

Prepping lobster to cook

Shipping and Care of Maine Lobsters

After receiving your order of fresh Maine lobster there are certain steps you must take to ensure that your lobster remains delicious and fresh after you have cooked it.

 

It is best to cook your lobster as soon as it arrives but if you must store it, it will last for a day or two. When storing live lobster remember not to put it in fresh water. Freshwater will kill your lobster and make it inedible. Instead of storing the lobster in water, wrap it in damp newspapers and then place it in a brown paper bag and store it in your refrigerator. Wrapping the lobster in damp newspaper or seaweed will help keep it alive and keep it from moving around too much. Keep the lobster on the bottom shelf of your fridge to avoid contaminating any other food. Remember to handle your lobster carefully and only pick it up by the middle base of its body. Do not pick a lobster up by its head or tail. Also, do not remove the rubber band around the lobster’s claw until you are ready to cook it. If you remove the rubber bands while the lobster is still alive it will pinch you.

 

When your lobster arrives, it should be cold to the touch, this is an easy way to tell if your lobster is fresh. The cold puts lobsters in a dormant state so don’t worry if they aren’t moving much. You may notice your lobster begin to move more once it is removed from the packaging.

 

When ordering a lobster, it is important to consider the size you will realistically eat. You don’t want to waste any meat so be sure to check the weight before you purchase. The average person will eat about two pounds of lobster meat so you can use that to establish what size and quantity of lobster to buy.

 

Established in the early 1970s, Cape Porpoise is dedicated to providing high-quality seafood with excellent service. In addition to lobsters we sale crab cakes, haddock chowder, clam chowder and more. If you want to taste authentic Maine seafood, visit our website or call us at 1(800)-967-4268

A Brief History of Lobsters and How They Became Seafood Royalty

Once considered the “cockroaches of the sea”, these crustaceans have come a long way from their humble beginnings. During the 1700s lobsters were so plentiful that they used to wash ashore on Massachusetts beaches in piles up to 2 feet high. If you were to see a 2-foot-high pile of lobsters today I’m sure your mouth would be watering, but in the 1700s they were not as impressed. Lobsters were considered the “poor man’s chicken” and primarily used for fertilizer or fed to prisoners and slaves. Some indentures servants even revolted against being forced to eat the meat and the colony agreed that they would not be fed lobster meat more than three times a week. While we are sure the indentured servants had many reasons to complain we can’t imagine that eating lobster meat could be such a gripe!History of lobsters

So how did lobsters go from fertilizer to the rich delicacy we know and love today?

It is safe to assume that most people know lobster meat is freshest when cooked alive, but during the 18th century this crustacean was prepared just like any other meat- after it was already dead. When a lobster dies its stomach releases enzymes into the rest of its body and increases the deterioration causing it to go bad quickly. This is most likely the reason people believed that lobster should only be served to poor people or slaves.

As the American rail transportation system began to develop it made it easier for people to travel from state to state. Train workers realized that they could serve lobster to passengers because it was plentiful and cheap. Unaware of the negative stigma that was attached to these crustaceans, the passengers believed they were eating a decadent food and began requesting lobster even when they weren’t on the train.

As word of this delicious meat began to travel it increased demand for lobster and crewmen realized they may have been wrong about this 8-legged ocean dweller.

The first lobster pound was established in 1876, in Vinalhaven, Maine. Early lobster pounds were used only as a method to store fresh lobster. A lobster pound is much like the grocery store fish tank but on a much larger scale.

As demand increased, so did the price and soon lobster meat was no longer considered food for the poor.

During the 1880s, chefs in Boston and New York City restaurants began developing recipes and lobster became a key dish on many restaurant menus.

As chefs experimented with different lobster recipes, they realized that the meat was freshest when the lobster was cooked alive. Cooking the lobster alive went a long way in changing the perception and taste of lobster meat.

When WWII began and food became short supplied, lobster meat was canned and fed to soldiers. During this time, lobster was not rationed and was consumed by the wealthy and poor.

Today, lobster is consumed in a variety of exquisite dishes and accessible with the click of a button. Maine lobster is hailed for being the freshest and most delectable because of Maine’s warmer water. The Maine waters help to create a more tender and sweeter tasting lobster.lobster history

Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. has been dedicated to providing the freshest certified Maine lobsters and seafood for over 40 years. Cape Porpoise lobster tails are caught fresh, cut and immediately frozen. Available in a variety of sizes ranging from small to giant, Cape Porpoise has the perfect lobster for you. With free overnight shipping, we can guarantee that your lobster will arrive fresh and ready to prepare. Visit our Live Maine Lobster page to order yours today!

How to Cook a Traditional Seafood Boil

Summer is almost here and now is the perfect time to plan your backyard parties! Hosting a party in your backyard is a great way to socialize with friends and enjoy your own yard.

Prepare an authentic seafood boil for your party guests with this easy recipe! Before you get started, first gather all your ingredients:

• 4 Pack, 5/6oz Pack Fresh Maine Lobster Tails

• 50 Shrimp
• 5 lbs. Red potatoes
• 4 ears of Fresh Corn
• 4 Lemons
• 4 Garlic ClovesHow to Cook a Traditional Seafood Boil
• 2 lbs. Kielbasa sausage
• Fresh Parsley
• Olive Oil
• ½ lb Butter
• Seasonings
o Salt
o Pepper
o Cayenne pepper
o Old Bay

Once you have gathered all your ingredients you can start preparing the boil.

First, mince the parsley, then cut the potatoes and lemons in half. Then shuck the corn.
In a large pot, cook sausages on medium-high for about 5 minutes or until the outsides get crispy and brown. Take the sausages out and set them aside.

Next, in that same large pot, bring 6 quarts of water to a boil. Add garlic, lemon, and seasonings. Seasoning can be added to taste, just make sure that you add enough to give the boil a bold flavorful taste.
Once the water has reached a rolling boil, use tongs to add your potatoes. Allow your potatoes to boil for 4 minutes before adding your lobster tails one at a time. Next, add the shucked corn. You can cut them in half or leave them whole. Lastly, add the shrimp and put the sausages back in. Allow the shrimp to cook for 4 minutes.

Turn the heat off.

Put a top on the pot and allow the boil to marinate.While the boil is marinating, melt two sticks of butter in a pan on medium-low heat. Add parsley, pepper, and salt – to taste, for a flavorful dipping sauce.
Once the butter is completely melted put the butter in a small bowl that can easily be used for dipping.
Now you are ready to serve!

You can either strain the water out of your pot and put your seafood boil on a large serving platter, or place newspaper on your table and spread the food out directly on the paper. You can place any additional seasonings on the table next to the dipping sauce. Now it’s time to dig in!

Enjoy the company of your friends and family over a delicious seafood boil prepared with fresh Maine lobster tails from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. Cape Porpoise Lobster Co has been committed to providing the freshest certified Maine lobsters and seafood for over 40 years. We offer free overnight delivery via FedEx Overnight Air to ensure that your lobster stays as fresh as possible. Purchase your fresh Maine lobster tails today!

Why Lobsters Turn Red

Maine LobsterWhen you dig in to a plate of delicious lobster, the crustacean on your plate is a bright shade of red. However, lobsters in the wild look much different—they’re usually brown, green, dull blue or olive-gray. What causes the dramatic change? Science has the answer.

Here’s why lobsters turn red when cooked:

Lobsters have astaxanthin, a pigment that can absorb blue light, in their shells. Under certain conditions, this pigment makes the shell look red. When the crustacean is alive, the pigment is tightly bonded with a protein in the shell, called the crustacyanin. The pigment is wrapped up so tightly inside the protein that it stays put, unable to flow or absorb light. That’s why lobsters in the wild don’t appear red.

However, when a lobster is cooked, the boiling water changes its body chemistry. The astaxanthin pigment separates from the crustacyanin protein, which is not heat-stable.

Once free of the crustacyanin, it absorbs blue light and the lobster turns red. Pretty amazing, right?

You’ll see the same phenomenon in crabs, as well as in shrimp, which are gray in the wild but pink when cooked. Next time you tuck into a delicious plate of seafood, take a moment to think about the fascinating science behind what we eat.

Now that you know why lobsters turn red when cooked, it’s time to order some lobster and get cooking! Call Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. at 1-800-967-4268 to get fresh live Maine lobster delivered to your front door in under 24 hours.

Spicy Lobster Dishes for People Who Like It Hot

Spicy Lobster Dishes Spice up your cooking repertoire with some of our favorite spicy lobster dishes:

 

  • Want to serve some addictive finger food at your next gathering? We suggest whipping up some lobster and bacon stuffed jalapeno bites. This easy appetizer can be ready in less than half an hour.
  • For a main course with a spicy kick, try this spicy lobster pasta. In summertime, pick up some fresh tomatoes at your local farmer’s market for maximum deliciousness.
  • Can’t get enough lobster pasta? Check out this recipe for the Italian specialty lobster fra diavolo. It’s a real treat for special occasions.
  • “Laissez les bon temps rouler” with some spicy Cajun lobster tails served with lemon garlic butter. Make some dirty rice to serve on the side and you’ve got a fantastic Louisiana-style meal!
  • What’s better than deep-fried lobster? Deep-fried lobster slathered in Sichuan pepper chili oil and fried garlic, of course! If you think you can handle this level of spice, make some Asian-style fried lobster.
  • You probably already know that Sriracha sauce livens up everything from stir-fries to eggs. You can even make super-simple grilled lobster tails with Sriracha butter for a simple but delicious meal. What are you waiting for? Fire up that grill!

If you’re planning to make any of these spicy lobster dishes, the first step is to order some top-quality lobster. Check out Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. for delicious lobster and other seafood delicacies that can be at your door in under 24 hours. Call 1-800-967-4268 to place your order today!

How to Make a Killer Valentine’s Day Dinner

Seafood Valentines Day DinnerValentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you want to wow your date by skipping the overrated restaurant reservations and cooking her a delicious dinner at home. You’ve made an excellent choice—but now what?

We’re here to help you make a killer Valentine’s Day dinner this year. Here’s how:

Choose the perfect recipe

Lobster is a romantic classic. We recommend this recipe for Croatian lobster pasta to impress your Valentine.

Don’t go overboard

Some guys think they need to whip up a whole smorgasbord of dishes to impress their dates. Wrong! You’ll stress yourself out spending all day in the kitchen and won’t actually get to enjoy the evening. Focus on a show-stopping main course, like the lobster pasta above, and serve it with a simple salad as a starter and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert.

Set the mood

Small details will show her how thoughtful you are. A table set with fresh flowers, a special playlist and candlelight will create the perfect V-Day ambiance.

Do your prep work in advance

Nothing kills the mood faster than having her sit by herself at the table while you’re in the kitchen. Make sure to read all recipes in advance so you know exactly how much cook time you’ll need and do as much prep work as possible before she arrives.

Thinking of serving some delicious Maine lobster to your Valentine this year? Make sure to order in advance from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. We offer free overnight shipping for all orders of our lobster and other seafood delights. Call 1-800-967-4268 to order your Valentine’s Day lobster today!

Why Surf and Turf is The Perfect Valentine’s Day Meal

Surf and Turf for Valentines DayValentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means the clock is ticking to decide how you’ll show your special someone how much you care.

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a romantic candlelit dinner at home with a classic surf and turf dish.

The pairing is actually one of the most popular dishes made on Valentine’s Day. The combination of a hearty, juicy steak with tender, buttery lobster exemplifies luxury.

Not only is surf and turf a decadent and impressive offering to prepare for your special someone, but it’s also very easy to prepare. We recommend going with a filet mignon and pairing it with a lobster or lobster tail. The steak will require a pan sear and a short time in the oven.

Lobster can be prepared in a variety of ways, including being steamed, broiled, pan-roasted or grilled.

One added bonus is that the delectable lobster on your plate is not only going to be tasty, but it’s also classified as an aphrodisiac, setting the mood for the rest of the night for you and your special someone. Lobster gets this classification from being equated with luxury as well as having to eat lobster with your hands and the red color of the shell, which is associated with hearts, love and Valentine’s Day.

Lobster is not only delicious, but it’s also nutritious, being a great source of zinc, B-12 and lean protein – all of which contribute to your physical and mental wellbeing.

Make sure you look at our Valentine’s Day lobster specials and place your order today! Contact us by calling 1-800-967-4268 with any questions you may have. Happy Valentine’s Day!