Tried it? 5 crazy but delish lobster dishes from restaurants around Maine!
Perusing my latest issue of All Recipes magazine, I came across an article dedicated to Maine and lobster. Did you know that more than 80 percent of all lobster consumed in the US comes from Maine? And from the looks of the restaurants below, us Mainers really know what to do with this delicious gift from the sea.
Check out these restaurant and menu recommendations from All Recipes below– have any experience with any of them?
#1 Spicy Lobster Burrito
El El Frijoles
41 Caterpillar Hill Road, Sargentville ME
There’s a surprise inside that flour tortilla alongside the rice, beans and a sprinkling of cheese; Penobscot lobster cooked in butter, chile achiote paste and garlic.
#2 Fried Lobster Tail on a Stick (aka Wicked Tail)
4 Spring Street, Kennebunkport ME
No need to sit, crack and pick here. This namesake dish is lobster to go– simply floured, spiced with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika, fried in oil and put on a stick. No state fair “food on a stick” anywhere can beat this.
#3 Lobster Pizza
228 Main Street, Ogunquit ME
The crust is baked with mozzarella, provolone and tarragon-sherry ricotta in a wood-fired oven. Then it’s topped with chilled lobster salad and drizzled with lemon aioli. ‘Nuff said.
#4 Surf and Turf Burger
85 Western Avenue Plaza, South Portland ME
205 Commercial Street, Portland ME
Taking the loster roll to a very meaty place, the local branches of chain Elevation Burger add lobster salad, organic bacon, lettuce and tomato to a grass-fed beef burger and serve it up on a potato bun.
#5 Lobster Ice Cream
Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium
66 Main Street, Bar Harbor ME
Apparently there’s no place lobster won’t go–even into dessert. Lightly fried chunks of Maine lobster get folded into buttery vanilla ice cream in this seafood salute. Folks who’ve tasted it report online that a little goes a long way. It’s…interesting.