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Online Lobster. Are You Getting Your Clams Worth?

As you can see there are plenty online lobster companies. How do you know which online lobster company to choose? Your first step is to make sure the lobster company only ships hard-shell lobsters.

manlogoshadow 790x1024 Online Lobster. Are You Getting Your Clams Worth?The shell of a lobster, called the “exoskeleton”, provides the lobster’s shape as well as an excellent armor protection from enemies. As the lobster grows, it must periodically shed its old hard shell and grow a new one. The process in known as molting. It takes about 2o molts over 5-7 years for a lobster to become an adult.

Before shedding its old shell, a new soft shell is formed under the old shell. To get out of its old shell, the body shell splits and the skin between the tail and body shell opens. Next the lobster rolls over on its side and bends itself almost in half to pull itself out of its old shell.

The new shell lobster then pumps itself with fluid to enlarge the very soft shell. The new shell is paper thin and the lobster is very vulnerable to predators at this time. There is less meat in a new shell lobster. In time, more muscle (meat) grows until it’s time to molt again. After molting and before the lobster’s shell becomes “hard” again is when the terms “soft shell”, and “new shell” are used to describe the Maine lobster.

When you order lobster online, how will hard-shell lobster vs. soft-shell affect you, the customer?

1. Hard-shell lobsters have approximately 20% more meat in proportion to total body weight.

2. Hard-shell lobster meat is firmer, while soft-shell meat is softer and tends to have more water.

3. Soft-shell lobsters are stronger and can live 30-40 hours out of the water.

4. Soft shell lobsters are weaker and live less then 24 hours out of the water.

5. Hard shell Maine lobsters can be shipped overnight and arrive in excellent condition.

6. Soft shell lobsters suffer a high mortality when shipped even under ideal conditions.

And finally, Maine hard-shell lobsters are considered premium lobsters and are famous worldwide for their outstanding taste and high quality meat. When choosing lobsters online for that special occasion, make sure you are getting what you paid for!

Test the waters and give online purveyor LobsterAnywhere.com a try. LobsterAnywhere.com has been online since 1999. They have a great reputation for shipping only the best live lobsters. You’ll find live lobster in all sizes, all the way up to an impressive colossal 6 pound lobster. You can mix and match live lobster sizes.  The majority of LobsterAnywhere’s online business is from repeat customers. Read rave reviews from lobster lovers across the USA. Use online discount code LiveLob at online checkout and get $12 off your first order! We’re sure you’ll  be hooked.


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How to Grill Lobster

Memorial Day is fast approaching and we are readying our grills for the summer season. One of the best things to kick off the summer season is  lobster on the grill. Grilled lobster is quick and easy. Take the plunge and discover how deliciously simple it is to grill lobster at home. If you can light a grill, you can grill lobster tails. Here is a simple recipe for grilled lobster using either frozen lobster tails or whole, live lobsters. Our grilled lobster recipe is uncomplicated. You do not want to overpower the sweet, delicate flavor of the lobster meat. Try pairing grilled lobster with a nice steak or fresh shrimp!

memorialday1 How to Grill Lobster

What You Need for Grilled Lobster Tails

Four 8-10 oz. Lobster Tails or  four 1 1/2 to 2 pound live lobsters.
1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 stick of unsalted butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions for Grilled Lobster

1. Thaw tails in the refrigerator.
2. Brush grill grid with oil and prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal or gas grill. As the grill heats, prepare lobster tails.
a. Set each lobster tail on a cutting board with the translucent membrane down, curve shell facing up.
b. Now butterfly your lobster tail.  With kitchen shears or heavy knife, cut through the curved shell and meat, leaving membrane intact.
c. Open tail gently like a book so its hinged in the center.

3. Use about 1 teaspoon of olive oil for each lobster tail; rub onto the cut surfaces of the lobster meat, and season to taste with salt and pepper. The olive oil keeps the lobster from drying out on the grill.

4. Place lobster tails on the grill , meat-side up. Grill lobster, with grill lid closed, until the meat is opaque, 6-8 minutes, turning once. Be careful not to overcook! Squeeze fresh sliced lemon half over lobster and drizzle and serve with melted unsalted butter

Grilling Whole Lobster

1. Par boil your live lobsters first for approximately 4 minutes, drain and cool slightly.
2. Turn lobster belly side up and cut the lobster lengthwise completely through the meat and shell to yield two halves per lobster. Discard the dark stomach (a gritty sac) that’s located behind the eyes, and the soft green tomally (liver). Rub olive into the meat as in the grill lobster lobster tails above (step 2).
3. Start the lobster meat side down on grill, and then grill 8-10 minutes, turning once.

If you love lobster tails, and you love to grill lobster be sure to take a look at our one of a kind BBQ lobster tails. What’s so special about these  lobster tails? First, they are split and cleaned, so you do not need kitchen shears, or a chef’s knife to butterfly the tails. Second, only hard shell, cold water tails are used so you are guaranteed a tail full of meat. Finally, each tail is tunnel frozen, locking in the fresh taste and flavor of lobster. In short, these special lobster tails were made for the grill.  To learn more about our barbecue lobster tails and have them shipped to you click here.

Also, be sure to check out our video for grilling lobster tails.

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