Why You’ll Want to Eat More Seafood

Seafood isn’t just delicious – it’s also good for you! The next time you’re craving a lobster roll, shrimp cocktail or another seafood delight, rest assured that it’s a treat for your entire body – not just your taste buds.

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Here are some benefits of eating seafood:

Lean, mean protein machine

Seafood is a great way to get the protein your body needs to build muscle without the added fat that’s present in other protein sources like meat and cheese.

Give me an Omega-3

In addition to being high in protein and low in fat, seafood is also high in omega-3 fatty acids. You may have heard of these before, but did you know about the amazing array of health benefits they provide?

They maintain heart health by helping to regulate blood clotting and vessel constriction. They reduce tissue inflammation and help alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. They’re important for babies’ neurological development, both before and after birth and they may even reduce depression!

Good bones

Lobster contains high amounts of calcium and phosphorus, two important nutrients for bone health. These nutrients help children grow and assist seniors in keeping their bones strong as they age, but are essential for people of all ages. Just one six-ounce serving of lobster contains 40% of your daily phosphorus requirement and 14% of your calcium requirement!

After reading some of these important benefits, we’re sure you’re craving seafood. Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. has you covered! We offer free overnight shipping with all orders of our delicious seafood products. Call 1-800-967-4268 today to place your order!

Game Day Appetizers for Seafood Lovers

Fall is here and that means football season is too! If you are one of the many families who gather in front of their television set on Sunday afternoons – cheering on their favorite team – you know how important it is to have some delicious appetizers prepared for easy eating between plays. While seafood may not be the first snack to come to mind, it can make a unique and tasty change from the usual chips and salsa. From salmon to shrimp there are plenty of options to choose from to keep your group energized and upbeat throughout the game.

Smoked Salmon Spread

Add some flavor to your tray of crackers with this fun (and easy to make) recipe. With only six ingredients and no cooking involved, you can even make this spread at halftime!

Ingredients: 

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz smoked salmon 
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 drops hot sauce
  • 1 tsp chopped dill weed
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onion

Directions: 

  • Chop salmon, dill weed and green onion, then set aside.
  • Stir cream cheese in a medium size bowl until smooth.
  • Add salmon, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, dill and onion. Mix Well.
  • Stir and serve with crackers.

Recipe from allrecipes.com.

Baked Crab and Artichoke Dip

A typical game day food, artichoke dip is one of our favorites. The best way to make it your own: Add some crab meat! Baked in a bread bowl, this gourmet meal will require almost no cleanup, which means you can catch the Sunday evening game as well.

Ingredients:

  •  16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 14 oz artichoke bottoms
  • 6 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup green onions
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 cloves garlich
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp tarragon
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 round loaf sourdough bread

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Mix all ingredients together, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut the top 1/3 off the loaf of bread, then remove bread filling.
  • Place remaining bread bowl in your baking dish.
  • Fill with mixture and bake for 30 minutes.

Recipe from allrecipes.com.

Bacon Wrapped…Anything

Whether you are a fan of shrimp, lobster or scallops, you can make it game day fare with a little bacon. Here at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. we sell bacon wrapped lobster tails, but you could also purchase shrimp or scallops and wrap your own. A crowd pleaser that your whole party will love, stick these treats in the oven as the game begins for a second quarter snack.

Enjoy the big game with these delicious appetizers and celebrate your victory with a gourmet meal. From swordfish steaks to seafood burgers, there are plenty of tasty options to try! Pick out your fresh Maine seafood online or call us at 1-800-967-4268 to place your order. Next day shipping is always included.

Pumpkin & Lobster Dishes Perfect for Fall

Whether you are preparing for your family’s big Thanksgiving feast or just a Friday evening with friends there is nothing that people love more during the fall than pumpkin flavors. And for seafood lovers like us, the first dish to add pumpkin to is lobster!

Here at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. we love trying new and unique seafood flavor combinations and these three fall pumpkin and lobster dishes are ones definitely worth a taste.

Pumpkin, Lobster & Ginger Soup

A dish that is both healthy and flavorful, this savory lobster soup is the perfect way to warm up after an afternoon raking leaves out in the crisp fall weather. With a full-bodied pumpkin flavor and a hint of ginger, your guests will never have tasted something quite like this before.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 2 Tbsp ginger
  • 2 lbs pumpkin
  • 2 quarts lobster stock
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup white whine
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • 3/4 cups cream sherry
  • 2 cups cooked lobster meat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

Directions:

  • Melt butter in stockpot.
  • Add garlic, onion, carrots, celery, ginger and pumpkin. Saute 15 minutes.
  • Add stock, pumpkin puree and wine. Bring mixture to boill.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer until pumpkin is tender (25-30 minutes).
  • Add Worchestershire sauce, brown sugar, cream, creme fraiche and sherry.
  • Puree soup using a hand blender until smooth.
  • Stir in lobster meat
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds.

Recipe from thedailymeal.com.

Pumpkin Lobster Mac & Cheese

What could be better than lobster mac and cheese? The only thing we can think of is this version that incorporates pumpkin flavors as well! A great option to serve with Thanksgiving dinner if you have some picky eaters at your table, this dish bakes in 30 minutes and your children are sure to love it.

Ingredients: 

  • 16 oz spiral pasta
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp minced shallots
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch each, garlic powder, paprika and nutmeg
  • 3-4 dashes Sriracha sauce
  • 1 lb cooked lobster meat

Directions:

  • Cook pasta, drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a skillet and cook shallots until lightly browned.
  • Whisk flour in to form a paste.
  • Slowly whisk evaporated milk into mixture and simmer until thickened.
  • Add shredded cheddar cheese and mascarpone cheese. Stir until melted in.
  • Stir in pumpkin puree, spices and Sriracha sauce.
  • Mix in lobster meat and cooked pasta until meal is heated through.

Recipe from maine-lylobster.com.

Pumpkin, Lobster & Ricotta Raviolis

Looking for a fun twist on your family’s traditional ravioli recipe? These pumpkin, lobster and ricotta raviolis will absolutely wow you guests! The best part is that you can prep this dish a day ahead of time and then boil them up quickly before dinner begins.

Ingredients:

  • 4.5 lbs lobster meat
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 Tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 3 Tbsp canned pumpkin
  • Fresh egg noodle lasagna sheets
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter (for sealing ravioli)

Directions:

  • Hand tear lobster meat into dime-size chunks.
  • Saute lobster meat in pan with butter for about 4 minutes.
  • Add flour and milk, stirring until you have a sauce.
  • Turn off heat. Stir in cheese and canned pumpkin.
  • Add nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut egg noodles into 40 ravioli-sized squares. Add a dollop of lobster mixture to half the squares, rubbing the edges of each square with melted butter.
  • Top each lobster meat-filled square with another pasta square. Seal the edges.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil, dropping raviolis in a few at a time.
  • Cook for 5 minutes and serve.

Recipe from main-lylobster.com.


Ready to start cooking? Order your fresh Maine lobster online and then head to your local pumpkin patch. With free overnight shipping included in every order, you can serve a pumpkin and lobster dish to your family tomorrow evening!

Calling all Taco Lovers…

When it comes to seafood, people just can’t get enough of lobster! For a unique lobster recipe, try making lobster tacos!

The Mayo

No lobster taco is complete without a flavorful mayo! Use a southwest mayo for a spicy twist.

For the ingredients you will need:

  • 2 cups mayo
  • Zest and juice of one lime
  • 2 roasted jalapeños
  • 1/2-2/3 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle in Adobo
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic

Just add the ingredients to a blender and combine until smooth!

The lobster

Of course, the most important ingredient is the lobster. Maine lobster is some of the best around. If you can’t make your way to Maine to get them yourself, Cape Porpoise can deliver the highest quality lobster right to your door! For the tacos, you’ll need at least a one pound steamed lobster, but it’s also good to order extra so you can have leftovers! Toss as much or as little of the southwest mayo with the lobster meat as you want to get your desired taste.

The finishing touches

Consider adding pickled onions or jalapenos for a nice kick, and/or an avocado sauce for some healthy creaminess. Simply use one avocado, the juice of one lime and lime zest, a pinch of salt, and puree with two ice cubes. Warm up a flour or corn tortilla and line the bottom with lettuce or cabbage. Add the lobster mix, pickled onions and jalapenos, avocado sauce, and you have the perfect lobster taco! For more tasty recipes, visit our blog often!

The Perfect Side Dishes for Fresh Maine Lobster

Corn on the cobHere at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. there is nothing we love more than lobster. However, unless you plan on eating lobster and only lobster (which wouldn’t be so bad, come to think of it), you’re going to need ideas for some delicious side dishes to go along with it.

Here are a few of the classic accompaniments to enjoy with our favorite crustacean.

Rolls or Bread

The best rolls for lobster are crusty on the outside, yet warm and soft on the inside. Rolls are key for those who don’t consider a meal complete without a proper starch. You can even use the bread to sop up the tasty lobster juices to make the experience last just a little bit longer.

In New England, cornbread is also quite popularly served with lobster. Here is one of our favorite cornbread recipes to pair with fresh Maine lobster:

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF
  • Grease 8×8″ pan
  • Beat mike, butter and eggs in a large bowl
  • Stop in remaining ingredients until flour is moistened
  • Pour batter into greased pan
  • Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown

 

Recipe from Betty Crocker. Makes 12 servings.

Corn on the Cob

Of course, rather than baking it into bread, you could serve whole corn, right on the cob. It’s one of the most popular lobster side dishes, and seems to make an appearance in every lobster photograph or restaurant experience. Corn on the cob is commonly sliced in half and boiled for a more reasonable portion of the sweet flavor that blends perfectly with fresh Maine lobster tails.

Directions: 

  • Shuck the corn husks
  • Boil water in a large pot
  • Drop the corn in the boiling water
  • Cover the pot and cook the corn for 4-8 minutes

Potatoes

The best thing about potatoes is that you can cook them any way you want, and they’ll still turn out delicious. A baked potato with butter goes perfectly with a lobster(also with butter!). Boiled potatoes are, like corn on the cob, another old standby. And really, what’s a better sidekick than mashed potatoes made with garlic?

If you are ordering fresh Maine lobster for dinner, we recommend pairing this mashed potato recipe with the dish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs potatoes (peeled and quartered)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  •  Bring a pot of water to boil
  • Add potatoes and cook 15 minutes – until tender but still firm – then drain
  • Heat butter and milk over low heat until melted together
  • Slowly blend milk and butter mixture into potatoes using a potato masher or electric beater
  • Season with salt and pepper

 

Recipe from allrecipes.com. Makes 4 servings.

Green Salad

A vegetable salad provides a fresh, crunchy contrast with the rich and savory taste of lobster. For that reason, make a salad that’s not too rich or complex. You can toss it in your favorite dressing, or allow everyone to choose their own. Fresh, green vegetable alternatives to salad include beans, peas and asparagus.

More Seafood

Of course, the best side dish of all for pairing with lobster is more seafood! Scallops are the most common offering, but shrimp can be served as well. Crab cakes and seafood chowders can also take your lobster dinner to the next level.

Best of all, each of these seafood options is available for sale on our website or by calling 1-800-967-4268

Directions for Scallops: 

  • Pat scallops dry
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
  • Heat butter or olive oil in a pan
  • Add scallops to the pan in a single layer
  • Cook scallops for two minutes, flip and cook for another two minutes

 

Recipe from thekitchn.com.

Ingredients for Garlic Butter Shrimp: 

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons parsley

 

Directions for Garlic Butter Shrimp: 

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet
  • Add shrimp with salt and pepper to taste. Cook 2-3 minutes (until pink) then set aside
  • Add garlic to skillet, cooking until fragrant
  • Stir in chicken stock and lemon juice, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half (about 2 minutes)
  • Stir in remaining butter until melted and smooth
  • Stir in shrimp
  • Garnish with parsley

 

Recipe from damndelicious.net. Makes 4 servings.

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Labor Day Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe

Labor Day Lobster Mac and Cheese RecipeLabor Day weekend is almost here, and your plans for the weekend most likely include a picnic or other outdoor event. One of the last weekends of summer, Labor Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate, enjoy the company of friends and family, and dine on some delicious food.

Whether you are hosting this year’s festivities or are bringing a dish to pass, there is no time like the present to start thinking about your food contribution.

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 that you can take into consideration; 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 your Labor Day celebration.

This home-style recipe, courtesy of the Food Network’s Ina Garten, 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 Labor Day picnic!

Kids will be asking for second helpings and adults will be begging you to share  your list of ingredients.

For the full recipe and cooking directions, click here.

Don’t forget to order your lobster straight from the coast of Maine with Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. All US orders include free overnight shipping.

Click here or call 1-800–967-4268 to place your fresh lobster meat order.

Lobster Recipes For Your Next Summer Get-Together

Are you sick of grilling hot dogs and hamburgers? Bored of the same old pasta salads that everyone tends to bring to every summer get-together? Looking for something full of flavor and a bit different?
Take a look at these mouth- wateringly good lobster recipes and grace your table this summer!

Grace your Labor Day picnic with one of these mouth- wateringly delicious lobster recipes:

Lobster Dip

We love this recipe because of its rich taste of fresh lobster and cheese with hints of garlic and Sriracha.

Serve it with warm, toasted chunks of bread or crackers and you’ll have the perfect d’oeuvre in no time!

If you are headed to a cookout, make this deliciously creamy dip; just be sure to taste a little beforehand because it will go fast once it’s out on the appetizer table.

Lobster BLT

A meal that is entirely too easy to make, lobster BLTs make a great lunch for your Labor Day picnic.

Grab a lobster tail, coat the lobster with butter and garlic clove, then cook the lobster for four to five minutes. Now assemble the BLT’s and have fun combining the mayo, toast, lettuce, tomato and bacon with your lobster tail.

Lobster Salad

A far cry from the pasta salads that usually appear at summer picnics, lobster salad is a gourmet option that party-goers will love to add to their dinner plates.

The mayonnaise based pasta compliments the lobster meat without overwhelming it, and the lemon flavor adds zest! Click here to view the recipe in full.

When preparing for these fun summer lobster recipes, make sure you purchase quality seafood. Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. is the best of the best when you are looking for lobster fresh from the coast of Maine.

Call us at 1-800-967-4268 to place your order.

What is Causing the Lobster Boom in Maine?

Today, Maine is faced with a groundbreaking overload of lobsters possibly due to anthropogenic change, climate change and fishing industry preference.Good times are happening right now in Maine if you’re a lobster lover. Today, Maine is faced with a groundbreaking overload of lobsters but it wasn’t always so and it may be different tomorrow. Lobster culture has become a way of life on the coast of Maine; in fact Maine now produces 80 percent of American- caught lobster, according to Bloomberg View, and more than seven times the average take in a pre-2000 year.

Let’s take a look at what could be causing this lobster boom:

Anthropogenic change

Although the factors are hard to determine, it’s clear that we’re eating more cod, which is one of lobster’s main predators. More lobsters have the time to grow and reach a catchable age because cod stocks are falling and people are overfishing. Lobsters wander among the seabed with freedom which makes them easier for humans to spot and catch.

The ocean is warming

The warming temperatures of the water have also improved lobster survival rates. Within Maine, the sweet spot for lobstering has moved from the state’s southern coast to the cooler northeast.

Waiting for the perfect size

Fishermen like not catching lobsters under or over a certain size and also not catching egg-bearing females. This adds to the equation and the lobster boom we are seeing.

It’s almost as if we have pulled apart the food web, heated up the water and re-rigged the lobster population’s structure. It will be interesting to keep an eye on this overload population of lobsters, but in the meantime we will continue delivering quality seafood right to your door. Now that you’re craving mouthwatering seafood, order some fresh Maine lobster from us and get cooking!

Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Seafood

Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Seafood Spring is the perfect season to mix up your menu, and here at Cape Porpoise Lobster, we think the best way to do so is to add in some delicious seafood recipes

Grilled Lobster Rolls

With the right amount of Dijon mustard and a bit of tarragon, lobster rolls can be a delicious, easy to make dinner that doesn’t have a ton of calories. This grilled lobster rolls recipe is full of snow peas, celery, fresh lime juice, shallot, and more.

Maine Blueberry and Lobster Salad

This dish is packed with superfoods, from green fresh salad leaves to beautiful blueberries. This dish is both light and yummy, packed with antioxidants. All you need is olive oil, white wine vinegar, lettuce, blueberries, red onion, and lobster meat plus toasted fresh almonds for an added crunch. This salad can be whipped up in just a few minutes.

Lobster, Avocado and Feta Salad

Avocado is a staple spring food, and when paired with lobster, gets even better.  This lobster salad recipe calls for lettuce, avocado, bell pepper, feta cheese, olives, lemon juice, and olive oil. However, the main ingredient of course, is lobster meat. This is a salad variation complete with a little kick and is sure to be a crowd pleaser when entertaining.

Littleneck Clams with Potatoes

This littleneck clams with new potatoes recipe is perfect for a cold spring evening when you need something a little heartier. To create this, you’ll need Spanish chorizo, tons of new potatoes, spring onions or scallions, garlic, white wine, littleneck clams, and toasted bread. Add olive oil and you’ve got a perfect spring seafood dish.

Visit Cape Porpoise Lobster to meet all of your seafood desires this spring.

Looking Ahead to Your Mother’s Day Meal

Looking Ahead to Your Mother’s Day MealYou probably don’t recall keeping your mother up for countless nights or giving her your cold the night before a big meeting, but she certainly does and she’s never held it against you. Few people love us as much as our mothers do. With that being said, it’s only fair that she gets a day completely dedicated to her.

As Mother’s Day approaches, consider making your beloved mom a seafood meal she’ll love. (Trust us; it’ll beat the gift certificate you’ve been thinking about instead)

Lobster Bisque

Lobster bisque is a decadent and irresistibly rich soup. As the author of this specific recipe puts it, “This bisque is the best chance for a home cook to shine.” Serve it with some warm butter rolls and your mother might have a hard time denying that you’re her favorite child.

Easy Lobster Scampi with Linguini

You might not be able to afford to take your mom to Italy, but this lobster scampi linguini dish will transport her to a villa on the seaside of Italy in no time. Seafood scampi contains a perfect blend of rich, tangy flavors when paired with fresh, succulent lobster meat.

Steamed Lobster with Lemon Thyme Butter

Steaming lobster is ideal for highlighting the flavor and texture of the meat. This steamed lobster with lemon thyme butter is sure to showcase lobster in the best possible way, showcasing all the flavors. It is definitely a recipe that will have the whole family stirring in flavor-epiphany.

Creamy Lobster Risotto

This creamy lobster risotto can be a challenging dish to make but well worth the effort. It’s important to pay attention to the rice cooking process while making this recipe, otherwise your risotto might end up sticky. The fluffy rice pairs well with the savory tomatoes to provide a rich, silky taste.

Hoping to make a seafood dish that will show your mother you are thankful for her constant efforts? Visit Cape Porpoise Lobster for fresh Maine lobster. Our fresh, healthy waters provide the highest quality seafood in the United States.