Live 1.5 Pound Maine Lobster Shipped
Why Live Lobster?
Once you’ve learned even the basics of cooking lobster, this creates the freshest and best-tasting result. It’s also a great way to explore your culinary side and/or impress your guests with the same fine-dining experience they would get at seafood restaurants. Claws, tail, knuckles, and body, live lobster has something to offer everyone.
Before making your purchase, it’s good to know the basics. Bigger lobsters will look more impressive and will still yield a delicious meal, but smaller lobsters have more tender meat. Not sure what size you’re looking for? One-and-a-half-pound lobsters are the most popular size and make for a good single-serving size, but you can also go to 2-3lbs for heartier eaters who may be impressed with a slightly larger lobster. (We typically only recommend 3-5lbs lobsters for people who are looking for a better price per pound on live lobster meat as part of their homemade lobster rolls or dinner recipe—and who have an oversized pot that accommodate these larger lobsters.)
7-9oz Maine Lobster Tails
Why Lobster Tails?
Lobsters tails have the most meat of any part of the lobster, making them more satisfying and cheaper to ship (per pound of meat) across the country. For the most part, you can tell whether you’ll be a fan of lobster tails based on your experience eating a whole lobster: If you like to cherish, the sweetest and most tender meat that exists in the claws and knuckles, then you may be disappointed by the slightly tougher texture of the tail. If you’re frustrated by cracking open the hard lobster shell for just a couple small bites of meat, then you’ll likely find that tails are the best way to enjoy your lobster.
With Stanley Park Fish House, you’ll know what kind of lobster tail you’re buying. Rock lobsters (also known as spiny lobsters) have no claws, meaning most of the lobster meat is in the tail, anyway. However, the meat from these warm-water lobsters is tougher and blander than the meat from cold-water New England lobsters. There is also a hybrid category of cold-water rock lobster that is harvested from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. These varieties are generally perceived to be better than warm-water lobsters but not as good as Maine lobsters.
Fresh Maine Lobster Meat Shipped
Why Lobster Meat?
If the live lobster is sickly or diseased, if the lobster is overcooked, or if isn’t cooked quickly enough after delivery, the result will be worse than if you had bought pre-cooked lobster meat. Keep in mind that, when you buy from a reputable Maine lobster company, the meat is still from a freshly-caught, cold-water lobster. The lobster is cooked right there, straight off the boat, by people who know exactly what they’re doing. Then, it’s shipped to you ready for your favorite recipe. For people who like the taste of lobster more than experience of lobster, this is a great and underrated way to buy your lobster.