MAINE LOBSTER NOW LOBSTER GRILLED CHEESE RECIPE Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes SERVES: 4 (Makes 4 sandwiches) Is there nothing quite as perfect as a grilled cheese sandwich? The image alone of gooey, melty cheese sandwiched between two slices of perfectly toasted buttered bread is enough to make one’s stomach call out in pangs of hunger. So here’s the challenge…How do you take an as-is perfect toasty sandwich and make it maybe, just one hundred and fifty times better? Simple: just add cooked fresh lobster meat. The contrast between our fresh, rich, buttery, fluffy, sweet lobster meat and melty, slightly tangy sharp cheddar (not to mention crunchy, salty buttery bread) is a beautiful thing. Think of it as a Down East twist on the classic that allows you to get more mileage out of your lobster meat—this recipe yields four generous sandwiches, and if you add a cold, crisp pickle spear, some potato chips,
The History of Lobster
Today, often when lobster is thought of, Maine Lobster comes to mind. But did you know that lobsters were being consumed in Europe before anyone sailed across the Atlantic to the Americas? Well, it’s true. Evidence has been found that yes, in fact, lobsters were being consumed in Europe before America was even found! When the British settlers first sailed to New England, there were so many lobsters off the coast that they didn’t even need to dive for them or catch them. After storms, they would simply wash up onto the shore. Literally hundreds of lobsters would wash onto the shore in piles. The settlers picked up quickly that these animals would spoil fast if they weren’t cooked and consumed fast enough. As time proceeds during this time, lobster was identified as a source of quick protein.
Lobsters were so plentiful at this time that Native Americans would use them to fertilize their crops and bait their fishing hooks. Native Americans would
As lobster lovers, we don't only want to give you the best information possible about how tasty lobsters can be. We also want to provide a better understanding of the lobster as a species. Why? Because understanding leads to respect, which helps us all to better care for lobster populations and habitats. This will ensure that we can continue to enjoy them well into the future. The role of mother is a big deal for any species. While that role and the life cycles of many animals are often common knowledge, others are more mysterious— this includes crustaceans like the lobster. We can take some of the mystery about the mother lobster away, and answer some questions, including: How does a lobster come into the world? What does a female lobster do throughout this process? When and why is it illegal to keep a female lobster after catching one? Here is a run down on how to identify a female lobster, what the beginning life cycle of a lobster looks like, and why it is illegal