NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY
National Lobster Day on September 25th takes a taste of a seafood favorite.
The simplest way to enjoy Lobster is boiled then dipped in melted butter. A couple of favorite lobster recipes include Lobster Newberg and Lobster Thermidor. It is also the main ingredient in soup, bisque, lobster rolls, and salads.
Large lobsters are estimated to be 50 years old.
These marine crustaceans live at the bottom of the ocean. If they avoid the lobster pot, some can live up to 100 years old. Even though we consider them a delicacy today, that wasn’t always the case. In colonial times, the lobster received very little culinary credit. In fact, the pigs and goats ate more lobster than the well-to-do.
While lobsters arrive at our tables bright red, they don’t start out that way. In the ocean, they come in many colors. Some are yellow, green, or even blue.
Now that lobsters rank higher on the menu, consider these nutrition facts.
- Lobsters contain no carbohydrates and 27.55 grams of protein per 1 cup serving.
- In that same 1 cup serving, there are 129 calories and 1.25 grams of fat.
- Eating lobster offers an excellent source of selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and calcium.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLobsterDay
Celebrate by enjoying a delicious lobster meal at your favorite seafood restaurant. Try cooking a lobster dish at home. It will wow the family and make it a true celebration. Use #NationalLobsterDay on social media.
We’ve found several delicious recipes to try. Let us know which one you like best!
According to the Guinness World Records, the largest lobster ever caught was in Nova Scotia, Canada, weighing 44.4 lbs.
NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY HISTORY
In 2014, Senators Angus King and Susan Collins of Maine drafted a joint resolution designating September 25th as National Lobster Day. The proclamation recognizes the men and women in an industry as well as the long and rich heritage, from sea to table.
Q. How many ways can you cook fresh lobster?
A. You can cook lobster in as many ways as you cook other proteins. Lobster can be boiled, steamed, baked, broiled, and grilled. You can also use leftover lobster (is that a thing) to make soups, macaroni and cheese, and dips.
Q. What is surf and turf?
A. Surf and turf is an entrée that includes both seafood and steak. Lobster and a ribeye qualifies as surf and turf.
Q. How big does lobster grow?
A. According to the Guinness World Records, the largest lobster ever caught was in Nova Scotia, Canada, weighing 44.4 lbs. However, lobsters served in restaurants are regulated. Maine lobsters are served between 1 1/4 pounds to 4 pounds.