Monthly Archive for September, 2010

Baked Lobster Italian Style

Baked lobster is a classic seafood recipe. For those who enjoy Italian cuisine, (and who does not), here is a  new twist on  baked lobster featuring a nice tomato based sauce. Serve your baked lobster dinner with your favorite angel hair pasta or linguine. And don’t forget your crusty bread. Buon appetito!

Baked Lobster Baked Lobster Italian Style

Baked Lobster Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup chopped peeled onions
1 No. 2 1/2 can tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon oregano
Red pepper
2 live lobsters 1 1/2 to 2 pounds each.
Or 2 lobster tails 8-10 oz. each.

1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan; add garlic and onion; cook 5 minutes but do not brown. Add tomatoes, parsley, oregano, salt, and a pinch of red pepper. Simmer 20 minutes or until it thickens. Press through a sieve. Correct seasoning.
2. To kill lobsters insert a sharp knife where the tail and body shell comes together, cutting the spinal cord. Then turn lobster on its back; split from head to tail. Remove the small sac in back of the head and black vein in the body. Crack the claws.
3. Spread the 2 lobsters flat in a baking dish.
4. Preheat over to hot (425 F); pour sauce over lobsters. Bake 15-20 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

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Lobster Pie for LandLubbers

Lobster Pie is one of  the most cherished seafood dishes in New England. For the unitiated landlubbers and out-of-towners, a traditional lobster pie is a simple, decadent dish made with fresh picked lobster meat baked under a buttery crust of cracker crumbs.

193 Lobster Pie Lobster Pie for LandLubbers

The best lobster pie starts with fresh lobster meat. We suggest par cooked lobster meat so your lobster pie meat bakes up tender, not tough. Purchase four to six 1 1/4 lb. live lobsters. Gently steam your lobsters for about 4-6 minutes (your cooking your lobsters only half way) and shuck the lobster meat. If you have no access to live lobster, you can use high quality frozen lobster meat.

Lobster Pie Ingredients

1 lb. par boiled lobster meat
½ cup Ritz crackers crushed
1 tablespoon dry sherry
¼ cup Oyster crackers, coarsely crushed
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and extra for the topping
½ tsp black pepper
½ Tbsp parsley

How to Make a Traditional Lobster Pie

1. Mix Ritz and oyster crackers together.
2. Melt butter and add black pepper and sherry.
4. Blend this mixture well with the crackers.
5. Place lobster in a casserole dish and top with cracker mixture.
6. Drizzle remaining butter on top and bake at 350º F for 20-25 minutes.
7.Garnish with lemon wedge and parsley!

Love lobster pie? Our lobster pie is made with close to 1/2 pound of luxurious lobster meat, fresh butter, a hint of wine and garlic, a sprinkle of pepper and a rich crumb topping. Nothing could be simpler, and nothing could taste better. Our cracker topping is now made with all-natural crackers, that means no trans-fats!  We’ve done all the work – just bake and serve.  Checkout our lobster pies here. Don’t worry, they won’t bite!

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