National Lobster Newburg Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this beautiful dish. It is celebrated on March 25. Newburg sauce is in demand all over the world and is a great addition to any seafood dish.
The history of National Lobster Newburg Day is not known. It was probably created by big connoisseurs of lobster with this sauce. The lobster itself began to be eaten in its pure form around the 19th century. They also used to exist, but were considered food for the poor. Because there were so many crustaceans, and they were cheap. Lobsters were known to be fed to children in orphanages and to prisoners in prisons. Later they started canning them. Crazy lobster slaughter numbers have led to a significant decrease in the population, and the meat has become much more valuable. While in 19th century France a plate of lobster cost no more than $4, today such an order would cost more than $15 (recalculated).
Newburg sauce appeared in 1876, it was invented by sailor Ben Wenburg. He shared the recipe with Delmonico’s restaurant manager. The chef refined the original recipe a bit and that’s how there was a new sauce that was served with lobster! The popularity of the dish was not long in coming.
- The classic recipe includes sherry, egg yolks, butter and cream. If desired, spices are added to it.
- Lobsters are very ancient animals. They existed for another 139 million. years ago, during the Cretaceous Period.
- Consumption of lobster has a positive effect on heart and vascular health. Lobsters are also considered an excellent aphrodisiac due to their high zinc and protein content.
How to celebrate
Visit a café/restaurant to try out the lobster along with the Newburg sauce. If you can, you can prepare the dish yourself. You can find the recipes on the Internet!
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have tried lobster with Newburg sauce and what impression they left with the dish.
When is National Lobster Newburg Day celebrated in 2023?
National Lobster Newburg Day is observed on March 25 each year.