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Live Gulf of Maine Lobsters

Live Gulf of Maine Lobsters

Regular price $120.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $120.00 USD
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Legal’s Gulf of Maine lobsters are harvested year-round from the Penobscot Bay by a fleet of local, independent lobstermen & women— delivered daily to waterfront wharf, where lobsters are individually custom-packed for overnight shipment directly to your door! 

Whether for a special family gathering, gourmet dinner, holiday celebration or gift giving, our premium wild-caught Gulf of Maine lobsters are the perfect choice.

Please note live lobsters are sold in packs of two each.

LIVE LOBSTER SHIPPING INFORMATION - PLEASE READ

Orders that include Live Lobster always ship overnight the day before expected arrival and if they include any other of our freshly frozen Legal Sea Food, you can expect two separate boxes to ensure safe transit.

Please read our Shipping Policy for more details and expected arrival date.

Ingredients

Lobster

Allergens: Shellfish (lobster)

Preparation & Handling

Preparation & Handling: Live Lobsters, Keep Refrigerated. Lobsters should be cooked the day they arrive. If lobsters arrive early, keep them in a cool area with frozen gel packs, storing at 37-40 degrees for up to 24 hours.

Steamed Live Lobster Cooking Directions:

  1. You will need a large deep pot large enough to fit the lobsters.
  2. Pour 2 inches of water into the pot along with a little salt (feel free to add some of the seaweed that came with the lobsters if desired).
  3. Bring water to a heavy boil.
  4. Put the lobsters in headfirst, taking care not to crowd the lobsters in the pot. Make sure there is at least six inches at the top of the pot after putting the lobsters into the pot (this allows enough room for the steam to rise through all the lobsters).
  5. Refer to the timetable below for steaming lobsters. We urge you however, not to rely on these timetables alone.
  6. When the steam starts filtering out of the pot, you are getting close. This is when you begin to smell the fine aroma of the lobster feast that you are about to enjoy.

STEAMING TIMETABLE:

  • 1 1⁄4 Pounds – 12 mins.
  • 1 1⁄2 Pounds – 14 mins.
  • 2 Pounds – 18 mins.

Are they done?

Cooked lobsters will turn bright red at the end of either a boil or steam. The old trick we use at Legal, is the antenna test: If the antenna pulls off easily, the lobster is done. You can also check to see if it is done by cracking the lobster where the tail meets the body, and checking to see if the meat has turned white and opaque rather than translucent.

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