RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Were you aware that nearly 300 million dollars worth of lobster is harvested in the United States every year? In Maine alone, lobstermen have harvested 100 million pounds since 2011. Or that the largest lobster ever caught was 44 pounds?
Your typical lobster is around 1.5 to 2 pounds keeping the meat sweet and tender and considered a delicacy in today’s food climate.
But they weren’t always; the American railroad industry started the “Luxury” effect for the lobster—essentially duping their riders whom weren’t familiar with the shellfish.
You don’t have to travel to Maine to try the buttery shellfish or be tricked by railroadmen.
Trevor Knotts, chef de cuisine at East Coat Provisions, flys these beauties in daily. And serves one whole lobster per his lobster roll “sandwich” all day long till they run out.
The behemoth of a dish is packed into a local briioche roll from nearby coffee shop and bakery Sugar & Twine and comes with a gorgeous local salad from Village Gardens; an East Coast indulgence combined with local, fresh and healthy.