I am a seafood fanatic. I would eat it every day if I could. Fish, shrimp, crab legs, scallops, calamari/squid, lobster…oh my. I even like octopus if it’s cooked right. Oh yeah that’s right I said it.
Say it with me… oc-to-pus. That stuff is so yumilicious if folks know how to prepare it right.
Let me say this though, if I am at an Asian buffet and I see it in a pot of some sort of broth just bobbing along – no way. Forget it I am not eating it. I do not want to see it in all its whole form and glory.
I do however like it in sushi, sashimi and fried , baked, and broiled. I doesn’t have to be deep friend or battered. It’s nice, but not my favorite. Same goes for the squid. And pretty much everything else I eat. It is because of my seafood issues that I could never be a vegan. I could go without eating pigs,
chickens (nope, sorry I love my eggs too much), cows and pretty much any other animal. I’ve been there so I know it can be done.
The husband and I went grocery shopping last night. Imagine my surprise when I saw these little lobsters on sale for $5. I’m down for a nice romantic dinner in. I paired this with a baked potato and a garlic onion roll. The potato ended up on the husbands plate.
My craving for lobster is all my friend Nicole’s fault. That’s my story and I am sticking to it. She’s over at Frugal Maine (see the title alone makes you want lobster doesn’t it??) and it seems like every time I talk to her we end up talking about food. Wait… oh… yes. Food. Her fault. Go follow her. Tell her I sent her. It’s ok. I promise.
Now, back to this lobster.
Grab yourself a stock pot large enough to fill with water and cover your lobster. I like to add a dash of salt.
Cover with a lid and turn up the heat. Wait for water to come to a rolling boil.
Once your water starts to boil, remove the lid.
Grab some long tongs and gather up your lobster.
Add him to the water. (I don’t know why I say him. I just assume. How silly of me.)
Keep an eye on your lobster. They don’t take long to cook. Overcooking will make it all rubbery. Gross.
Once he (see, there I go again) goes from red to pinkish you can call that done.
Use your tongs to pull him out of the water.
Melt some butter in a little bowl for dipping if you like.