Any form of sea life consumed by humans as food is seafood. It includes fish and shellfish. Shellfish is further classified into various sorts of echinoderms, mollusc and crustaceans. In the past, sea mammals like whales and dolphins were also consumed as food but humans these days refrain themselves from eating these mammals.
In North America, any fresh water organisms eaten by humans are called seafood. So, the entire aquatic life can be considered as seafood.
Seafood is a vital source of animal protein in the human body. They contain several nutrients and minerals which improve the brain functions and reproduction in human being.
According to some medical research works, doctors have found out strong links between seafood and healthy hearts. A study mentions that including one seafood diet each week can reduce the risks of heart strokes by half. Most sea-foods contain less saturated fat and more Omega-3 fatty acids, which help in lowering the cholesterol level and triglycerides in the blood.
Some most common sea-foods meant for human consumption are fishes, clams, shrimps, crabs and lobsters. Among the various species of seafood, lobsters are known as ‘King of Seafood’.
Maine lobster are considered best in quality
In the America and worldwide, these lobsters are considered healthy and delicious by the lobster lovers. Maine lobsters are also known as American lobsters and procured from Atlantic coast of North America.
Maine lobsters or American lobsters are commonly prepared through boiling or steaming process. The hard-shell lobsters tend to survive away from water for up to two days whereas soft-shell lobsters cannot live beyond a few hours when kept out of water.
Maine lobster and clam chowder
Summer is slowly and gradually paving way for autumn to set in and certain to change the food trends. People have switched to having warm soups, casseroles and other food products to keep themselves warm. When it comes to soup, how can you miss out on chowder? Though there are varieties of chowder recipes but the Maine lobster clam chowder is most popular among all.
Chowder is mainly a thickened soup and usually eaten with crackers. This dish is quite popular in New England and Atlantic Canada. If you love to eat seafood delicacies, this corn chowder will suite your taste buds.
So, if you are planning to make this dish, you will require a few fine quality ingredients such as:
- Maine lobster
- Unsalted butter
- Sweet fresh organic corn
- Olive oil
- Red potatoes
- Vidalia onions
- Whole milk
- Dry white wine
- Vegetable and lobster shell stock
- Heavy cream
- Kosher salt
- Crispy bacon
- Fresh chives
- Freshly ground black pepper
To prepare this dish, you need to follow below mentioned preparation method
- In a Dutch oven or stock pot, melt butter and add olive oil
- Now, add onions and cook until the mixture is translucent
- To this, you need to add sherry, paprika and wine and cook for almost a minute
- Then, mix the cream and milk and let the whole mixture simmer
- At last, add chives and lobster and season well
- Use crispy bacon to garnish the dish
The lobster corn chowder recipe can vary from place to place and person to person. Above all, this wholesome and delicious dish is perfect to serve hot in the winter and autumn season.
Mak Jones is a great foodie and loves to gorge on seafood delicacies. He has been working for more than 3 years in this field. He devours Maine lobster delicacies. As the autumn is round the corner, he suggests eating Maine lobster corn chowder to keep oneself warm. To know more about his write-ups, you can connect with him on G+