From its rocky seashores and quaint villages to its roadside lobster shacks, Maine has earned its unofficial slogan of “America’s Vacationland”. For most people, Maine is a summertime state. Acadia National Park, the closest National Park to the Eastern Megalopolis, is visited by two million people each summer… more than the total population of the state. The beautiful town of Bar Harbor (Bah Hahbah) has a year-round population of 5,000 people but swells to 20,000 for three gorgeous months of the year. In fact, only 1.5 million people live in the state year round. And you can assume that none of them are pirates, because they don’t pronounce their aaarrs.
The weather in Maine can be brutal. With an average winter temperature of 20 degrees and “wicked pissah” storms known as nor’easters, year-round Mainers have to be tough. The state is home to some 75,000 moose… about one moose for every 20 people. But besides the moose, there is another resident of Maine who thrives on the cold winters. Although this Maine native has close cousins throughout the world, including many in tropical climes, he owns the frigid shores… the colder, the better. We’re talking about Homarus Americanus, the American Lobster.
American Lobsters (also known as Maine Lobsters) are the heaviest crustaceans in the world. Able to reach a staggering weight of over 40 lbs and packing a set of huge, deadly claws, they are both the stuff of nightmares and culinary dreams. There are not many foods considered as luxurious as lobster.
The Maine Lobster industry prides itself on being a model of sustainable fishing. Maine Lobstermen practice sustainability because it protects the ecosystem they revere and depend upon. For every lobster that comes onto the market, approximately three are sent back into the water for their conservation. Over 90% of lobsters entering a trap escape, so baited lobster traps on the ocean floor help this brood stock thrive by supplying it with a steady food supply.
Lobster is a dish you can feel good about. It’s good for the planet (Maine Lobster is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council) as well as your palate. And, it’s one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Weighing in at about 100 calories per serving, it’s almost 90% protein and is a good source of zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B-12, vitamin E, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids. And it’s not very hard on your wallet, either. One serving of Sea to Table Wild Maine Lobster Tails costs less than the average large cheese pizza. So grab your bib and some buttah, and shop our Wild Maine Lobster Tails today!