How To Cook Frozen Maine Lobster Tails

Maine Lobster Here at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. our fresh frozen Maine lobster tails are some of the most popular items ordered. Available in five different sizes and shipped overnight, they are a delicious dinner option whether you plan to boil them, cook them in a pan or prepare them on the grill.

The first step to take is thawing your fresh frozen lobster tails, a process we’ve outlined below.

Thawing Maine Lobster Tails

Regardless of which way you plan to prepare your lobster feast, the first step is thawing the shellfish. To ensure the best flavor and texture, it is important that your lobster reach room temperature before cooking begins.

  • Start your meal preparation by placing your frozen lobster tails in a covered bowl, leaving them in the refrigerator overnight.
  • It will take between 12 and 24 hours for them to thaw completely, and once thawed you will want to take them out of the refrigerator 30 minutes to an hour before cooking. This will allow your lobster tails to reach room temperature, perfect for cooking.

Now that you’re ready to start cooking, here are a few of our favorite ways to prepare your meal!

Boiling Maine Lobster Tails

In a pot large enough to hold all of your tails, bring water to boil, including salt and any other seasoning you prefer. Once the water has reached a rolling boil, use tongs to add your tails in one at a time.

When all of the tails (or as many as can fit) are inside the pot, let the water boil again, then reduce heat and simmer for three to four minutes. Meat should be white throughout, and can continue to boil – checking every minute or so – until it is ready.

Grilling Maine Lobster Tails

The perfect way to cook your lobster tails on a hot summer day, head outside and fire up the grill for a smoky treat. While you are waiting for your tails to reach room temperature, take a few minutes to prepare your basting sauce, made from minced garlic, lemon juice, butter and spices of your choice.

Heat up the grill – basting your lobsters while you wait for it to get hot – then toss them on shell side up over medium-high heat. Give the meaty side about five minutes to sear, then flip the tails over and allow the shell side to cook.

Keep an eye on the color of your meat as the tails continue to cook, leaving them on the grill until they are white in color and firm to the touch.

Click here for complete instructions.

Pan Frying Maine Lobster Tails

Once your lobster tails have reached room temperature, there is a bit more work required before it’s time to start cooking you lobster in a pan. For this step, all you will need is a pair of kitchen shears and a steady hand.

With the thickest part of the shell facing up, take your kitchen shears and cut the shell lengthwise down the middle, starting at the base of the tail and working towards the fin.

After the shell has been cut, work to loosen the lobster meat inside and carefully remove it from the shell. Also remove any gelatin from the meat and rinse with cold water.

As you are working, you can begin boiling water in your pan, adding small pads until you have enough butter boiling to cover your lobster tails. The lobster tails will need to cook for five to eight minutes, submerged in butter until they are firm to the touch and white in color.

Whichever way you choose to cook your lobster meal, start by ordering your tails fresh from coastal Maine waters!

Cape Porpoise lobster tails are caught fresh, cut and immediately frozen. Available in small, medium, large, jumbo and giant sizes, there are options available for every family and gathering. Order with us online or by phone at 1-800-967-4268.

The Benefit of Buying Fresh Maine Lobster Online

Buying Fresh Maine Lobster Online If you’ve never bought fresh Maine lobster online, you might have some questions. Will the lobster really be fresh? Will it get to you in time? Here at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., we’re here to answer your questions and soothe your fears.

We’ve got a few good reasons to buy fresh Maine lobster online:

You know you’ll be getting real Maine lobsters

Did you know that it’s actually common practice to sell tasteless, tough California spiny lobsters as American lobster tails in supermarkets around the U.S.? Why buy subpar seafood when you can get the best?

We buy our lobster directly from fishermen on Maine’s Cape Porpoise Pier, so you know you’re getting the real thing. We also operate our very own FDA HACCP-certified seafood plant, ensuring that your lobster is clean and healthy.

Your lobster will be nice and fresh

At your local market, do you know how long the lobsters have been in the tank? Do you know where they were before that? These are important questions, and when you buy lobsters online from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., you’ll have the answers. We use no chemicals or preservatives, and our frozen gel packs keep your lobster fresh on its way to you.

We’ll get you your lobster in 24 hours or less

Got a dinner party or barbecue coming up? No need to worry that your lobster won’t arrive in time. We guarantee that it will arrive at your door within 24 hours of you placing your order.

Now that you know some of the reasons to buy fresh Maine lobster online, it’s time to place an order! Call Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. at 1-800-967-4268 today to get real Maine lobster at your door in 24 hours or less. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to get discounts on lobster and other seafood products!

Five Seafood Recipes for Christmas Dinner

Seafood Recipes This Christmas, why not wow your guests by skipping last year’s ham or turkey and serving a delicious seafood dinner instead?

Here are some of our favorite seafood recipes for Christmas dinner:

Broiled lobster tails with garlic-chili butter

Your Christmas guests will feel like they’re eating in a fancy restaurant with this seafood entrée. Buttery and indulgent yet tender and delicate, we guarantee this dish will be a new holiday favorite.

Seared scallops and baby spinach with spiced pomegranate glaze

Scallops get a Christmas spin with this recipe. The cinnamon-spiced pomegranate glaze will fill your kitchen with holiday aromas.

Butter and herb baked oysters

Looking for a simple, elegant Christmas appetizer? Look no further than this easy recipe. Top the oysters with bread crumbs for a sophisticated touch.

Lobster bisque

Once everyone is seated for Christmas dinner, wow them with this aromatic starter. Serve it with crusty bread on the side so guests can savor every drop.


Seafood lovers will go wild for this entrée—an Italian fisherman’s stew with various kinds of fish and seafood. Bonus: the recipe calls for preparing the dish in a slow cooker, freeing up valuable stovetop space!

If you’re planning to put any of these delightful dishes on your Christmas table, you’ll need the best-quality seafood you can find. Check out Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. for delectable lobster, fresh Atlantic Sea scallops, crab and other seafood delicacies that can be at your door in under 24 hours. Got a crowd coming to celebrate? We offer fantastic prices on wholesale lobster orders. Call 1-800-967-4268 to place your order today!

Facts About Lobster You Probably Didn’t Know


Lobster FactsIf you’re anything like us, Maine lobster is one of your favorite foods. Healthy, versatile and delicious, lobster is truly one of nature’s best gifts.

So if you love lobster, you’ll enjoy learning some fun facts about this amazing crustacean!

Lobster wasn’t always appreciated the way it is today

In Colonial times, lobster was considered a poor man’s food, only eaten by paupers and animals. My, how things have changed! Now, lobster is widely considered a delicacy.

Lobsters can regenerate parts of their body

Lobsters that lose a claw or an eye can usually grow another, although the replacement appendage will likely be smaller than the original. In fact, lobsters can amputate their own claws to escape danger!

Lobsters can get really big (though they usually don’t)

The largest lobster caught in Maine measured 36 inches from nose to tail. In Nova Scotia, an even larger one was caught in 1977 – it was 3.5 feet long and weighed 44 pounds. Just think of all the lobster rolls you could make with that!

Lobster fishing is critical to Maine’s economy

The Maine lobster fishery dates to the 1600s, and now contributes over $1 billion to Maine’s economy each year.

Lobsters range in color

While many of us think lobsters are red, this color only appears when they are cooked! Lobsters sometimes range in color, from brown to yellow and even blue. Odd-colored crustaceans are one in 30 million or so and are often caused by genetic defects and mutations.

There are two types of Maine lobster

Hard-shell lobsters, typically caught from December to June, have a briny taste and are meat-dense. From July to November, New Shell lobsters are more prevalent. These have a sweet flavor and tender texture.

Now that you’ve learned some interesting facts about Maine lobster, we’re sure you’re hungry. Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. offers fresh, delectable Maine lobster, with free overnight shipping for every order. We’ve also got lobster dinner kits and samplers for any occasion. Call 1-800-967-4268 today to place your order!

The Best Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe

Lobster Mac and Cheese As the lobster lovers we are, the team at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. believes no gathering is complete without a delectable lobster dish or two. Our blog is filled with an endless number of lobster and seafood recipes just for you, one of our favorites being lobster mac and cheese!

Full of flavor and easy to make in large quantities, lobster mac and cheese is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any event!

This home-style recipe involves less than 30 minutes spent in the kitchen. With easy-to-follow directions and a full list of ingredients, all you have to do is double, triple or quadruple the recipe and cart it off to your next gathering!

Lobster Mac and Cheese Ingredients

4 tablespoons butter, plus 1 tablespoon for greasing dish
Kosher salt
1 pound penne pasta
2 small shallots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white wine
4 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 bay leaf
2 cups shredded sharp white Cheddar
2 cups shredded Gruyere
2 (8-ounce) raw lobster tails, defrosted if frozen, meat removed from shell, chopped
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley leaves

Lobster Mac and Cheese Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and adjust the racks to the middle
  • Grease a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with butter
  • Boil a large pot of water over medium heat
  • Add the pasta and cook until al dente
  • Drain the pasta and reserve
  • Add 4 tablespoons of butter to a large pot over medium heat
  • Once the butter shimmers, add the shallots and garlic and sauté until translucent
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Add the tomato paste and flour and stir for about 3 to 4 minutes
  • Add the white wine and reduce, by half, about 2 minutes
  • Slowly add the cream, whisking well to remove any lumps
  • Add paprika, cayenne, and bay leaf
  • Bring the cream up to a simmer and turn the heat to low
  • Let reduce until the cream is thick and can coat a spoon, about 5 to 10 minutes
  • When thickened, remove the bay leaves
  • Stir in the grated cheeses a handful at a time, combining well after each addition
  • Add the chopped lobster meat to the sauce and stir well
  • Add the pasta and stir
  • Add to the greased baking dish and sprinkle with panko crumbs and parsley
  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving
  • Finish by sprinkling individual servings of parsley
  • Enjoy the yumminess!

Kids will be asking for second helpings and adults will be begging you to share your lobster mac and cheese recipe!

Trust us, you’ll want the freshest lobster tails for this recipe. Look no further than Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. All US orders include free overnight shipping. Order your lobster online now or call 1-800–967-4268 to place your order!

Wholesale Lobster: Seafood Recipes for Parties

Seafood Recipes for PartiesPlanning a gathering this fall? Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or just getting together with family and friends, why not wow your guests with some crowd-pleasing seafood dishes? These seafood recipes are great for parties:

Grilled lobster tails with champagne dipping sauce

It’s never too early to start planning your New Year’s fete, but we like this recipe year-round. It’s luxurious yet light and is bound to impress your guests.

Bacon-wrapped scallops with spicy cilantro mayonnaise

During the cocktail hour, while your guests are mingling, they’ll need some delicious finger food. May we suggest these festive bacon-wrapped scallops? The spicy cilantro mayo provides a fun kick.

Lobster shepherd’s pie

Make your guests feel extra-special by serving a main course of individual lobster shepherd’s pies in ramekins, shallow ovenproof casseroles or even Pyrex bowls. The hearty, satisfying recipe is easy to double or even triple, so place a wholesale lobster order if you’re planning a big event.

Seafood paella

Treat friends and family to a Spanish fiesta with this delicious dish. It includes lobster, clams, cod, sausage and long-grain rice. The paella’s striking yellow color and distinctive flavor comes from saffron.

Of course, if you’re planning to make any of these recipes for your next party, you’ll need the best-quality seafood you can find. Check out Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. for delicious lobster, crab, scallops and other seafood products that can be at your door in 24 hours or less. If you’re cooking for a crowd, we offer great prices on wholesale lobster orders. Place your order today!

How to Make Maine Lobster Stew

Maine Lobster RecipiesWarm, rich and delicious, Maine lobster stew is the perfect fall dish. Whether you make it as an appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner or a nourishing meal on its own, Maine lobster stew is an autumn classic.

An easy lobster stew for four can be ready in just 35 minutes. To make it, you’ll need:

  • ¼ cup onions
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 to 1 1/3 pounds of cooked lobster meat
  • ¼ cup medium-dry sherry
  • ¼ cup lobster stock (optional)
  • 1 ¼ cups half-and-half or light cream
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 4 tsp minced chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prep by finely chopping the onions, cutting the lobster meat into half-inch chunks and mincing the chives. Then, cook the onion in a medium skillet or heavy saucepan in butter over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add the lobster meat and toss until coated with butter. Pour in the sherry and lobster stock (if using), then boil until the liquid is halfway reduced. Add the cream and paprika, season with salt and pepper and garnish with chives.

As an alternative, try this version, which has potato, tomato, celery, and carrot as well as additional spices including thyme and saffron.

Serve with oyster crackers or fresh, crusty bread. Remember, if you have leftovers they’ll be even better the next day!

Fresh, top-quality Maine lobster meat is the key ingredient for any lobster stew. Check out Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. for delicious lobster that can be at your door in 24 hours or less. Place your order online today!

How to Reheat Lobster

Reheating LobsterWe’ve all been there. You cook up a big batch of delicious lobster from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. but you just can’t finish it all, despite your best efforts. With a sigh, you put it in a Tupperware and hope it tastes just as good the next day. We’re here to tell you that with the right know-how, your lobster will make a fantastic lunch (or midnight snack).

Here’s a handy guide to reheating lobster:

Reheat your lobster in the oven

To reheat a whole lobster, wrap it in heavy-duty aluminum foil and place it belly-up on a baking tray. Add a pat or two of butter to the foil wrap to keep the lobster moist and reheat for 5 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Reheat your lobster in the frying pan

If you just want to reheat the meat, place the boiled meat in a frying pan with a teaspoon of butter. Sauté over medium heat and check for doneness after 5 minutes.

Reheat your lobster in the microwave

You can also reheat lobster in the microwave. If the lobster has its shell, wrap it in damp (but not soaking wet) paper towels. Skip this step if you’re just reheating the meat. Microwave for a minute or two.

Check your lobster twice!

Regardless of which method you choose, make sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure that your reheated lobster registers at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit at its thickest part. This keeps you safe from the harmful bacteria that cause foodborne illness. Also, never reheat lobster that’s been in the fridge for more than four days.

Now that you’re an expert at reheating lobster, it’s time to order some. Browse our wide variety of options on our website and get fresh live Maine lobster delivered to your front door in under 24 hours!

Exotic Lobsters Caught in Maine

Unusual Lobsters in MaineWhen you order fresh live lobster from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., you know exactly what you’re getting: delicious, top-quality seafood that will turn any meal into an occasion. However, people fishing for lobster off the Maine coast have found quite a few surprises!

Read on to learn more about some of the exotic lobsters that have been caught in Maine.

Ghost lobsters

In late August, a fisherman off the coast of Stonington caught a translucent lobster, popularly known as a “ghost lobster.” Ghost lobsters are caught in Maine every four to five years. Their unusual color may be the result of a genetic mutation or an unusual diet.

Two-faced lobsters

A half-red, half-black lobster was caught off the coast of Vinalhaven. This unusual coloring occurs in one out of every 50 million lobsters or more, according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland. Other unusual coloring that’s not quite as rare includes tan, calico and blue.

Claws upon claws

Lola, a lobster living at the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, has five claws on her left appendage alone. Multiple claws on one appendage is a natural occurrence that happens when a lobster molts and signals direct it to grow new limbs instead of merely harden its shell. Sometimes this can be the result of injuries incurred during fights with other lobsters or other sea creatures.

What do all of these lobsters have in common? They’re all safe to eat! While we don’t have any of the exotic lobsters described above in stock, we do sell highly crave-worthy, fresh Maine lobster every day. Place your order today!

How Long to Boil Lobster?

Tips for Boiling LobsterWhen you order fresh live Maine lobster straight to your door from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., you’re bound to have a delicious meal.

However, we’re often asked: just how long should I boil that lobster? Here’s a handy guide:

A single pound of lobster should take about eight minutes. Two pounds will need about 15 minutes to boil, and a large meal of five pounds of lobster will need 35 to 40 minutes. Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. makes things easy with a handy chart that tells you how long to cook your lobster, including fractions of pounds. Make sure to start the timer as soon as you close the lid of your pot.

Ever thought your lobster was done boiling only to discover it was still undercooked? While cooked lobsters do turn bright red, that’s not the best sign your lobster is done. To check for doneness, crack a lobster open where the carapace and the tail meet. If it’s done, the meat will be completely white rather than translucent.

Regardless of how much lobster you’re cooking, make sure the pot you choose is large enough. When there are too many lobsters in one pot, the heat doesn’t circulate evenly. On average, a 4- or 5-gallon pot can handle 6 to 8 pounds of lobster.

Now that you know how to long to boil your lobster, it’s time to place your order and get cooking. Call Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. at 1-800-967-4268 to get fresh Maine lobster delivered straight to your home in 24 hours or less!