Hard Shell Lobster

Hard Shell Lobster


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* Packaging available in 20 , 30, 40, and 50lbs boxes ($25/box packaging fee)
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Hard shell lobsters are the most popular type of lobster consumed worldwide. They are prized for their firm, sweet meat and their versatility in cooking applications. Hard shell lobsters are available year-round, but they are most abundant and affordable during the spring and summer months.

Features and Benefits

  • Hard shell lobsters are a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • They are also a good source of vitamins A, B12, and D, as well as minerals such as copper, iron, and selenium.
  • Hard shell lobsters have a mild, sweet flavor and a firm, succulent texture.
  • They are versatile in cooking applications and can be boiled, steamed, grilled, or broiled.

Why Restaurants and Seafood Joints Should Choose Hard Shell Lobsters:

  • Hard shell lobsters are a popular menu item that can help to attract customers and increase sales.
  • They are also a relatively high-margin item, meaning that restaurants can make a good profit on them.
  • Hard shell lobsters are easy to prepare and can be served with a variety of sides, making them a convenient option for busy kitchens.

How to Choose Hard Shell Lobsters

When choosing hard shell lobsters, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Look for lobsters that have a bright red color and a hard, firm shell.
  • Avoid lobsters with soft shells or missing limbs.
  • The heavier the lobster, the more meat it will have.
  • Male lobsters typically have more meat than female lobsters.

Cooking Hard Shell Lobsters

Hard shell lobsters can be cooked in a variety of ways, but the most common methods are boiling and steaming. To boil a lobster, simply place it in a pot of boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes per pound. To steam a lobster, place it in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water and steam for 12-15 minutes per pound.

Serving Hard Shell Lobsters

Hard shell lobsters can be served on their own or with a variety of sides. Some popular sides include melted butter, drawn butter, lemon wedges, and cocktail sauce. Hard shell lobsters can also be served with pasta, rice, or potatoes.

Wholesale Pricing:

We offer hard shell lobsters at wholesale prices to restaurants and seafood joints. Our prices are based on the current market price and the size of the lobsters. Please contact us for a quote.

Additional information


20 Pounds, 30 Pounds, 40 Pounds, 50 Pounds


1 lb (chicken), 1.25 lbs (quarter), 1.5 lbs (half), 1.75 lbs, 2-4 lbs, 5-6 lbs


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