Think Maine, Think Lobster


IMG_9061Mention Maine and it seems the first thing people think about is lobster.  It is true that lobster is plentiful in Maine and at a lesser cost than in many places so people do indulge when visiting.

lobster shackWhere do you find these tasty crustaceans?  Along the coast, they are available at any number of roadside shacks selling lobster in all its forms.

Red's EatsPerhaps the most well know is Red’s Eats in Wiscassett.  

Red's EatsI’m not sure how it got so famous, but rain or shine you can be sure there is a line of folks waiting to order.

IMG_7293 (1)Red’s may draw the crowds, but I like best the shacks that are on the water.

lobster boatsThere you can eat outside and watch the comings and goings of the lobster boats.

IMG_7309You can be sure there is competition among these lobster shacks with each one claiming to serve the best.  Now, I can tell the difference between lobster rolls, but with steamed lobsters it’s  hard to distinguish among them.

  lobster rollWhen it comes to lobsters, there are two places I enjoy them most.  One is on the boat anchored off an island enjoying a picnic with a good lobster roll, one that is mixed with a little mayonnaise and nothing more.

The other is at home where we serve up some pretty good lobster be it steamed or as an ingredient in a tasty dish. 

lobster mac 'n cheese
Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese

No matter how it’s prepared, I never get tired of it and hope those lobsters continue to abound off the Maine coast.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

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16 thoughts on “Think Maine, Think Lobster

  1. Had a nice lobster, shrimp and Mac ‘n cheese at the Black Walnut in Houston last night. It was a hastily scheduled trip.

    1. Close to my Houston home. Warm enough for you?

      1. Cooler than Aiken. Weather was nice.

  2. Teresa S. Fowler July 15, 2018 — 7:31 pm

    Mmmmmhummmm. I test for the best every summer!

  3. Wow, those dishes look fabulous and your shots are perfect. We were not able to schedule a Maine trip this summer, hopefully next! Have a lovely Monday!

    1. Whenever you come I’ll be ready.

  4. I agree with you about having it at home. I’ve never understood why people wait in long lines at Reds…I guess seeing people standing in line, others think it is special.

    1. I did it
      Once and that was enough.

  5. This looks amazing Lulu! Where in Maine do you live? I want to someday plan a trip there. Not sure when it will be but I know I’d love Maine.

    1. I’m in Rockport on the mid coast which is beautiful. Yes, I think you’d enjoy Maine.

  6. You are so lucky to have that wonderful lobster, they are impossible to get in the South…
    Jenna

    1. I take full advantage of plenty when we’re here.

  7. They look huge and so delicious!

  8. Those lobsters in the 1st pic looked like they had their arms around each other’s backs! “They can’t get us if we just stick together, boys!” 🙂 Ha! Those lobsters wouldn’t have a chance if I came near them!!! I LOVE lobster!!! But you’re right…too pricey here in the Midwest to regularly enjoy. And I’m sure there’s absolutely NOTHING like a lobster fresh out of its native waters to your plate all in the same hour! I had my first taste of lobster mac and cheese about a decade ago at a restaurant here famous for its seafood. It was one of the most decadent things I’ve ever put in my mouth! I’ll never forget that first taste!!! It’s so rich, though, that I can never eat even a small bowl in one sitting. As for plain lobster….I’m comin’ for the lot of them! 🙂

    1. If you ever get to Maine you can be sure lobster will be waiting for you.

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