Whether you’ve lived in New England your whole life or you’re just stopping by, you probably know how important lobster is around here. During the summer months, lobster boats come in each day and sell their product for top dollar. From lobster mac & cheese to merely boiling it, the possibilities are endless. As this summer comes to a close, we want to showcase just how versatile lobster is, and how it’s a summertime staple at this MA restaurant.
Some Fun Facts
Did you know lobster was initially seen as the food of the poor in colonial times? They were so abundant that Native Americans in the Northeast used them to bait their hooks and to fertilize their fields! Before 1850, lobsters were caught by hand. Then, Maine popularized lobstering using traps, and it remains the lobster capital of the country today.
Between 1950 and 1969, lobster consumption almost doubled from 0.585 pounds per person to about one pound! Can you imagine the demand for another meat – like beef – nearly doubling in just under twenty years? During this time, the price for lobster increased as a result of supply and demand. The price increased much more quickly than the rate of inflation, and people jumped on board the lobster boat and began lobstering as an occupation.
So You Bought A Live Lobster, Now What?
Like we said above, there are lots of ways to cook lobster. Here at our MA restaurant, we like to bake it into a lobster pie topped with butter and homemade crumb topping. We also serve lobster ravioli, which goes great with a glass of chardonnay.
If you’re looking to cook your lobster at home, you have plenty of options, and you don’t even need special tools to do so! Boiled lobster is always a fan favorite, and all you need is a large pot of boiling water. Once you boil them, your options are limitless once again. Here in New England, a lobster roll is a top contender. You can also bake lobster tails in the oven.
Whether you’re looking for a light and sweet end to your summer, come on into Fireside Restaurant and Pub for a delicious lobster dinner. Please check out our menu here, or call our MA restaurant at (978) 683-2945.