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  1. Father's Day Seafood Gift Guide

    Father's Day Seafood Gift Guide

    When Father's Day comes around each year many of us are left wondering how we can really make it clear to our dads how special they are. Why not tell him with seafood? After all, the saying goes that the best way to reach a man's heart is through his stomach. In this seafood gift guide we will share all of the best seafood ingredients that you can gift dad this year.  

    A Father's Day Seafood Gift from Maine

    Whether your dad enjoys being the chef, or you want to treat him to a home cooked meal, a gift of Maine Lobster Now fresh seafood is sure to leave a lasting impression.

    Fresh Live Lobster

    Ranging in size from 1 to 15 pounds each, our live lobsters provide both a fun cooking experience and a delicious New England style meal. We ship our live lobsters overnight, ensuring
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  2. Types of Alaskan Crab: How to Choose the One for You

    Crab meat is a seafood staple that shows how deceptive outward appearance can be — sometimes the best things lie beneath the surface. In this case, buttery-sweet meat is the reward for anyone who takes a crack at this crustacean cuisine. But all crab meat is not the same. Multiple bodies of water are teeming with unique crab species that differ in size, weight and taste. Among these places, Alaska and the Bering Sea stand out. Alaska provides 29 percent of the world supply of crab.

    An Overview of The Types of Alaskan Crabs

    The main types of Alaskan Crab are the following: Alaskan King crab, Red King crab, Blue King crab, Golden King Crab, Russian King crab, Jonah crab, Dungeness crab, Snow crab, Tanner crab, Opilio,
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  3. Snow Crab vs. King Crab

    Snow Crab vs. King Crab

    After deciding you want to add crab to an upcoming menu, one choice still remains. Which kind? Snow crab and King crab are two of the most popular options available. Both provide that classic sweet white meat with shades of crimson we are all familiar with. The meat primarily comes from the legs in both. You can even prepare them the same way.

    So what are the differences between Snow crab and King crab? Why choose one over the other? We can help you out in making that decision. Just consider these key differences to make a choice that will suite your specific preferences and needs.

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  4. Lobster Spices

    Do you love the clean, tempting taste of freshly caught, freshly prepared seafood? When it comes to our favorite maritime meals, there's no dish more delicious as both a delicacy and a down-home dinner than fresh lobster. From a plentiful shellfish used in abundance in the early days of America to a pricey, precious delicacy reserved for fancy dinners, the crustacean is an American classic we savor in so many ways — from candlelit dinners to backyard barbeques.

    Freshly caught, live lobsters from clean, clear waters make the best meals, and while you can find this saltwater delicacy down the East coast from Newfoundland to North Carolina, the best and most abundant lobster supplies come from Maine, which boasts a $533 million annual lobster industry

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  5. New England Ghost Stories

    New England overflows with ghost stories.

    From the Salem witch trials to the tale of Mercy Brown, Rhode Island's vampire, the cold and forested New England states are a perfect backdrop for frightening events. Even small northern states like New Hampshire and Vermont have more than their share of ghost stories.

    But perhaps the eeriest legends come from the coast.

    Maybe it's because of its mystery and unpredictability, but the ocean seems to attract legends and stories. The gray and stormy New England coast is filled with unexplained phenomena — almost every community has stories of ghosts, from remote lighthouses to wind-swept

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  6. How Do Rising Ocean Temperatures Affect New England Sea Life?

    Lobsters, crab, fish, coral, turtles and other aquatic animals enrich New England waters, and for New England residents, life on the northeastern coast revolves around the sea — whether it's having a friend who works at a fishery, having a regular appetite for delectable crustacean dishes, enjoying the sound of crashing waves or waiting for the next sailing adventure. The ocean is a center that many benefit from and many depend on.

    Increasing shifts in sea surface temperatures alter this thriving area's sea life. Lobstermen, marine biologists and residents of the region have noticed the ebb and flow of species in smaller pockets of the New England coast and in the overall region, and one thing is certain — temperature and sea level differences matter.

    The temperature of the sea has been dutifully

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  7. Crab Dinner Sides

    Crab Dinner Sides

    Crab is a rich and sweet meat — the best sides complement crab without overpowering it. Here are a handful of the best crab side dishes:

    • Steamed Artichokes with Garlic and Butter
    • Cottage-Cut French Fries
    • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
    • Lemon and Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce
    • Brandy-Infused Mayonnaise Dip
    • Twice-Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    • Zucchini, Onion and Corn Hash
    • Almond Caesar Salad
    • Cold Sesame and Ginger Noodles with a Peanut Sauce
    • Avocado Deviled Eggs

    Keep reading for our complete list of the best side dishes to complement your next crab dinner.

    Traditional Sides

    Odds are if you love crabs, you've loved them for a while — you've probably encountered some of the traditional favorite side dishes served at crab dinners. Juicy, roasted vegetables, creamy potatoes and

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