Did Someone Say Lobsters?
Although the lobster is traditionally thought of as being a northeast cost dish, and more specifically with Maine, these taste treats have gone world wide in their appeal to seafood lovers. Lobsters are considered an American classic, with origins that stretch back to colonial days. They are marketed in many restaurants as Maine Lobsters, but these days the meat used is not only from the waters off of Maine. Lobsters such as the Maine lobsters and many others are used in the making of this dish.
The traditional lobster cakes uses lump lobster meat, bread or cracker crumbs, chopped onion, seasonings, and egg to hold it together. The ingredients are mixed together, and formed into cakes or patties. The cakes are then fried and clarified butter and served warm. Depending on the size of the lobster, they can be served as either appetizers or entrees.
While traditionalists would tell you that this is not the way lobsters should be served, many others will tell you that lobster meat is versatile enough to be used in more creative ways. Modern lobsters are now being served in many different ways, along with the traditional style. You can now see Maine lobster, or Spiney lobster, as cooks across the country experiment with different ingredients and flavors.
Even those that enjoy the traditional lobster have had fun mixing up different sauces to compliment the lobster. You are likely to see it served with a Hollandaise sauce, or a lime sauce, or perhaps even a citrus mayonnaise. The possibilities are only limited by your creativity.
Do not be afraid to experiment. Nobody knows your taste in food as well as you do. If you like spicier foods, try a chipotle mayonnaise over your lobster. Or if you prefer Asian, you may think about a teriyaki lobster. The point is, you can be as creative or as traditional as you desire. There really are no limits to what you can try.
Lobsters are easy to make, and they taste great. Once you find a recipe you like, you can either stick with it, or use it as a starting place for trying your own variations on how you serve them. As a main dish or as an appetizer, lobsters are a dish that please crowds where ever they are served. Get started with your lobsters today.