Sure, it’s true that not everybody loves seafood, but it is also true that this is an untapped culinary treasure trove that you need to explore. There are so many excellent types of seafood you can try, but there is no question that top of the pile is most definitely lobster. If you have ever been to a top seafood restaurant and ordered the lobster, you’ll know what an event this is, and how it is something that you need to make sure you experience as much as possible.
A bit of a seafood aficionado? Then you’re probably someone who loves a bit of lobster – one of the most decadent and delicious seafood items that money can buy. Indeed, one of the most delectable dishes in modern cuisine. Often served up with lemon and butter, the lobster may not look very pretty when it’s crawling around on the sea floor – but as the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover; and with those spindly legs and little eyes, there’s certainly no doubt that the humble lobster tastes a whole lot better than it looks! It is a delicacy for so many of us, and it is right that this crustacean should have his special day!
National Lobster Day is a great day to celebrate the delicious goodness of our favorite creepy crustacean, learn more about its life and honor the fishermen who help to bring the creature to our dinner plates. Not many creatures or foods have a specific day dedicated to them, and this is something you are going to need to focus on as much as possible. Let’s take a look at what National Lobster Day entails, and explore a bit about the history of this day and how you can make the most of it right now.
History of National Lobster Day
Lobsters can last an awfully long time in the wild – longer than you might think! – if they aren’t scooped up to be made into something tasty. It’s estimated that they can live up to a massive 50 years, although aging them correctly is a little tough. Of course, this is something of a moot point when it comes to eating them, as your interest is purely in the way they taste. Lobsters are a big coup for fisherman, and they have specific nets dedicated to trying to capture these creatures.
They are omnivores, which means they are quite happy to tuck into plants and other ocean-dwellers alike. They also tend to munch on their own skin after they molt – waste not, want not! The lobster is a creature revered and respected, and it seems fitting that this creepy looking critter should be celebrated for its gorgeous taste, and the role it plays in fine dining.
Today, lobster is considered a luxury food – served up in soup, rolls, or simply with lashings of warm butter. However, it wasn’t always like this; once upon a time, lobster was far from a pricey and sought-after foodstuff. It seems hard to believe it, but there was once a time when lobster was not viewed in the way it is now. In fact, quite the opposite, it was actually seen as something eaten by lower classes; let’s find out more.
Prior to the mid 19th century, lobster was usually only eaten by servants or those considered to be from within the lower echelons of society. It was even served up in prisons quite frequently – allegedly, much to the complaints of the prisoners – and in some places, it was even considered to be best used for fish bait or as fertilizer. How times have changed!
How to celebrate National Lobster Day
When you are faced with the prospect of a day like National Lobster Day it pays to prepare and make a plan for this moving forward. There are so many things that you are going to need to consider if you want to make the most of this, and this is something to consider. Think about some of the best ways you can enjoy and make the most of National Lobster Day. You could choose to visit your favorite seafood restaurant, head for an expensive lobster dinner, or even grab some lobster for a luxury family feast at home.
If this is something that interests you then there are quite a few epic lobster recipes you can find online that you will be able to work on. Lobster bisque is one of the most common and popular choices, but you should also think about something like Lobster Newburg and Lobster Thermidor as well. Conjuring up an unforgettable lobster dish is something that will really put the icing on the cake in terms of celebrating National Lobster Day as much as possible.
Alternatively, you might like to have a lobster fancy dress party, or even take a trip to Maine, considered the lobster capital of the United States, and home to Maine Lobster Museum!
These days, you don’t have to go too far to find a restaurant that will serve up lobster for you to try. Whether that be in a lobster roll, lobster soup or – if you’re feeling really decadent – the whole lobster itself! If you go buy a lobster yourself to rustle up something tasty, there’s plenty of simple recipes to give a go. Served up with some vegetables and some warm crusty bread, you can’t go far wrong! Be sure to treat yourself today, just watch out for those great big claws!