(12 Pack) Fresh Frozen Lobster Tails from Maine -> Best with Lobster Clasp, Crab Leg Cracker Tools, Lobster Pics, Seafood Scissor & Forks (items not included) - Antibiotic Free - Get Maine Lobster
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|Brand||Get Maine Lobster|
|Package Weight||4 Ounces|
|Seafood Production Method||Wild Caught|
|Number of Pieces||12|
About this item
- Maine Lobster Tails - Fresh, Flash Frozen Lobster Tails (12 lobster tails | 4 -5 Oz Each). Our live Maine lobsters are caught by the women and men of Maine dedicated to preserving the sustainability of the Maine lobster industry and engage in practices that ensure its health and vitality. Each lobster is hand-selected with care and humanely by experienced lobster-handling experts and packaged with sustainable, environmentally-friendly materials.
- Prepare with durable, thick and stainless steel seafood scissors, crab leg crackers, and lobster crackers tools. Use lobster clasp for lobster claw meat
- Eat with seafood forks, crab leg forks or lobster picks. Great with seafood seasoning!
- Wild Caught, Antibiotic-Free Lobster. Can be frozen in freezer. Simply Thaw and Prepare.
- Cooking Instructions Included - Bake, Boil, Broil, Pan Seared, Steam, and even Grill your Lobster Tails, Lobster Claws and Fresh Lobster Meat. Satisfaction guaranteed for your taste buds!
Experience the Ocean, Delivered to your Door
At Get Maine Lobster, we create the modern culinary adventures that bring the allure of the ocean right to your door. We know that the freshest seafood deserves to be much more than a meal...it should be an experience. From meaty, deep-water Maine lobsters to sweet diver scallops and wild-caught salmon, we ship them all with the tools of the trade and personal touches that turn eating into an event.
GML (Get Maine Lobster) knows that traceability and sustainability are important to preserving Maine lobster. By protecting the Maine lobster resource today, we ensure that future generations can enjoy its delicious flavor. Rest assured that our Maine lobster is from a well-managed, sustainable fishery —with practices put in place to ensure that both the Maine lobster resource and the coastal marine environment are protected. You can count on us to support all efforts and organizations committed to preserving the sustainability of Maine lobster.
Many state regulations have been put in place. The Maine Lobster Council ensures the health of the lobster resource, including:
- Tail Notching: Female lobsters with visible eggs cannot be harvested. Before releasing a female lobster, the harvester notches its tail to identify it as a good breeder, thus protecting it from being harvested.
- Minimum Size Limit: Size requirements for harvesting enable juvenile lobsters the chance to mature and reproduce before they’re harvested.
- Maximum Size Limit: Maximum size limits protect the stock of large, healthy breeding lobsters.
- Apprentice Program: New harvesters apprentice with veterans to learn sustainable harvesting practices.
- Trap Limits: Individual harvesters are limited to a certain number of traps by state and local regulations.
- Harvest Method: Lobster harvesting in Maine is performed by trap only—no diving or dragging of the ocean floor is allowed. Traps include escape vents for juvenile lobsters and escape hatches to free lobsters in lost traps.
- Lobster Seed Fund: Supported by licensing fees, the fund purchases females that extrude their eggs after being harvested. This buy-back program helps ensure that good breeding lobsters are returned to the ocean to reproduce.
How to Freeze Maine Lobster
Properly prepared, Maine lobster will keep frozen for 9-12 months. Here are instructions for freezing Maine lobster.
- Lobsters should be chilled and live.
- Blanch lobsters in rapidly boiling salted water for 60 seconds. Use 1 tbsp of salt for every liter/quart of water.
- Chill blanched lobster in an ice water bath.
- Following a 15-20 minute chill, pat the lobster dry to remove excess water.
- Place lobster in freezer or vacuum bags, removing as much air as possible (Ziploc vacuum bag systems available at supermarkets work well.)
- If not using vacuum bags, place in a second freezer bag or wrap with freezer wrap.
- Freeze at -18 C◦ (0 F◦), which standard for home freezers. If possible, freeze at a lower temperature to maintain the quality of the meat.
- Thawing directions: Frozen lobsters should be thawed overnight in the refrigerator.
- Thawed lobsters should be boiled in salted water 12-15 minutes, until cooked.
How To Crack a Lobster
- Twist off the claws.
- Crack each claw and knuckle with a lobster or nut cracker (although you can also do this by hand). Remove the meat with that tiny fork or with your fingers.
- Separate the tail from the body and break off the tail flippers. Extract the meat from each flipper.
- Insert a fork and push the tail meat out in one piece. Remove and discard the black vein that runs the entire length of the tail meat.
- Separate the shell of the body from the underside by pulling them apart. Discard the green substance called the tomalley.
- Open the underside of the body by cracking it apart in the middle, with the small walking legs on either side. Extract the meat from the leg joints and the legs themselves by biting down on the leg and squeezing the meat out with your teeth.
- Wash those briny hands, enjoy the feeling of pride… and get another lobster. You deserve it.
How To Cook Maine Lobster: Tips & Tricks
1.Boil Bold not Bland
When you boil lobster you do not want your water to be just…well….water. First, make the water as salty as the sea the lobster came out of. This is a method of seasoning that will bring out the natural brininess of lobster. Secondly, make your water essentially a flavorful tea by adding in fennel seeds, white peppercorns, celery salt, smashed garlic cloves and/or fresh herbs. The flavor of your water will be subtly absorbed by the lobster meat as it cooks.
2. Eat with your Eyes
Granted there is nothing wrong with a perfectly cooked whole lobster on a plate but a little extra color can help not only visually but flavorwise as well. When creating your work of culinary artistry make sure to add in greens. Be it basil oil, chopped fresh herbs or avocado. The best fresh herbs to pair with lobster are dill, tarragon, parsley, and chives.
3. Spice things up a bit
Sweet and heat go together like a “Mainer” and Lobster. Lobster is naturally sweet in flavor and it is always a sound culinary move to contrast the sweetness with a little spice. Cayenne pepper or smoked paprika used sparingly will elevate any lobster dish. Do not go overboard, you want it to be lobster with a hint of spice rather than spice with a hint of lobster.
4. Get Saucy
Lobster and melted butter go together as well as peanut butter and jelly. One thing you can do though is make your butter even better. When melting the butter add in a little fresh lemon juice, dash of cayenne pepper, minced garlic and freshly chopped dill. You will find yourself strangely wondering if you even need lobster to be enjoying the butter. Hint, you do, you do not want to be eating straight butter no matter how delicious it is.
How To Cook Lobster Tails at Home
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Using a sharp, heavy chef’s knife, allow the lobster meat to sit on top of its shell by cutting all but a small amount of the meat out of the shell, lifting it up, and placing it on top. Be careful not to cut the shell the entire length. To do this, leave the tail flap and one inch above the shell intact.
- Separate all of the meat from the shell, except for the intact area at the tail
- Close the shell under the meat, allowing the meat to rest on top of it
- Season the tail any way you like it. You can use butter or olive oil, or even lemon and dill
- Cook the lobster tails 1 ½ minutes for every ounce of meat. This converts to eight ounces for 12 minutes, 10 ounces for 15 minutes, and 12 ounces for 18 minutes at 375 degrees
- Set the grill to medium heat. If using charcoal, scatter the coals to create one area of intense heat and one cooler area
- Brush the lobster tails with olive oil or butter. You can also season with your favorite flavorings, such as lemon, minced garlic, salt, pepper, etc.
- First, with the meat side down, grill for three to five minutes. Flip tail over for another three to five minutes, being sure to remove the tail from any open flames to prevent burning. The lobster tails are done when the meat becomes opaque, or eat plain!
- Use six to eight cups of salted boiling water for every four lobster tails
- Place lobster tails into boiling water and turn temperature down to a simmer
- Cook one minute for every one ounce of lobster meat. So, if you have four 10-ounce lobster tails in the pot, cook for 10 minutes
According to the USDA’s Food Safety website: Once frozen food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze it without cooking, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through defrosting.
Bake, Grill, Boil, Pan or Steam. Serve with hot butter or olive oil, lemon, and your favoring seasonings or eat plain!
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Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2020
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By crstprst on March 25, 2022
Concur with another reviewer, two out of ten tails had to be thrown out because meat was dark and even black at the edges. Also, the weight is closer to 4 oz than to 6. But the total price per tail, including waste, was $15. All other vendors appear to have the same problem. Hate to buy $20/tail and then still discard one or two.
It came well packaged but, clearly, with weather getting warmer, this package should not be left on the porch. If you decide to gift it, do not make it a surprise gift.
It was enough for 2.
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