Special Live Maine Lobsters 12-Pack (1-1.2 lb)

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Special Live Maine Lobsters 12-Pack (1-1.2 lb)

Special Live Maine Lobsters 12-Pack (1-1.2 lb)

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Shipping Details

Live Lobster orders ship via Priority Overnight or Next Day Air service. You will select your delivery date from the calendar at checkout. The cut off time for a Live Lobster order to be shipped the same day is 9:00am Eastern Standard Time. 

  • Orders placed on Monday thru Friday can ship same-day if placed before 9am ET.
  • Orders placed on Saturdays & Sundays: earliest ship date is the following Monday. 
  • Orders placed with a specific future-arrival* date will ship overnight the day before your selected delivery date.

Saturday deliveries are available in most areas and incur an additional $25 at checkout once selected and verified.

We are unable to ship to APO/FPO, P.O. Boxes, and destinations outside the U.S.A. 

The Tracking Number for your shipment will be emailed to you on the evening your order is picked up by the carrier and scanned into their system.

*Future-arrival: when selected delivery date is three or more days in the future. Live lobster orders ship via UPS/FEDEX/GLS and ONTRAC; Priority Overnight service.

Preparation Instructions

Receiving Live Maine Lobsters

Our Founder/Chief Curator, Mark M created a helpful video that demonstrates how to unbox our wild-caught live Maine lobsters. 

Check it out: 

What’s Safe To Eat On A Lobster:

Are the eggs inside the tail edible?
Yes. However, if the eggs are black, it means your lobster isn't cooked enough. Cook the lobster until the eggs turn RED! Red eggs, or “lobster caviar,” are delicious and fine to eat.

What about the green stuff  (tomalley)?
Tomalley is the liver of the lobster, located between the tail and the body. Many people love it and consider it a delicacy. Some do not like it and discard it.

What’s the white stuff on the lobster meat?
That is the fat from the lobster, which can stick to the meat. It is normal and can be eaten or discarded. If you’re preparing cooked lobster meat for later, a great way to remove the fat is by placing the cooked meat in a bath of salty water and gently rubbing it off.

Storage Instructions:

We recommend enjoying your lobsters the same-day you receive them. However, what if your event is on Monday and you receive your lobsters on Friday? How do you keep those lobsters alive for three days?

Answer: You don’t! You “Blanch” them. Thanks to some genius chefs, there is a way to make your whole live Maine lobsters last more than 3 days and still taste like it just came out of the ocean.

Blanching is easy:

  • Boil water: add 1 tablespoon of sea salt per 2 quarts of water.
  • Place lobsters in boiling water. Best to do 2 at a time for optimal blanching.
  • Cook for 2 minutes ⏲. This is just enough time for the lobster meat to slightly cook and separate from the shell.
  • Set up an ice bath for the lobsters.
  • After 2 minutes of cooking, place lobsters in ice bath for 10 minutes.

Then, depending upon when you want to serve your lobsters:

  • Within 48 hours: Wrap in kitchen towels & place in fridge until ready to use. 
  • Post 48 hours - 3 weeks: Wrap & Freeze; Slow-Thaw in fridge for 24 hours before preparing.

Learn How To Freeze Blanched Lobsters

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How To Crack & Eat Live Maine Lobster

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WILD CAUGHT BY HAND, SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED

Sustainability efforts of the Maine Lobster fishery began in 1872, when the first law was passed to protect the resource for future generations. Maine lobsters are hand-harvested from small day boats & caught one trap at a time with strict requirements on size & breeding status. We’re proud to be part of this heritage.

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Straight Off Our Portland, ME Dock To Your Doorstep

Wild-caught off the icy, clean coast of Maine, our juicy live Maine lobsters are fresh off the dock, held overnight in the coldest ocean water, and sent out the door to your kitchen still feisty.

Is Maine Lobster A Superfood?

We certainly think so! But you don’t have to just take our word for it. Maine Lobster is naturally rich in zinc, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also low fat, high protein, and contains fewer calories than lean beef, chicken, and pork!

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