Monday, October 8, 2012

Lobster Hot Tub


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I had a fabulous weekend, which started with a delicious Friday evening.  


After a trip to the local fresh fish shop, Christopher and I cooked up some live lobsters for the first time.

 
 

They were 1/5 lbs a piece, both males.  The guy at the shop directed us to bring a pot of water to a boil, salt it quite heavily (so that a raw egg would float), toss the lobsters in and bring it back to a boil.  Once the water was at a boil again we set the timer for 14 minutes.

Lobster Hot Tub
 (32 sec.)

For your viewing pleasure (they didn't squeal or scream as we expected):


We enjoyed baked potatoes, salad and bread with our lobstas.

 

I used a small fondue pot to keep the garlic butter melty and delicious for dipping purposes - mmmmm!


This was just the beginning of a tasty, tasty weekend.

Have you ever cooked lobster?
How was your Thanksgiving?

10 comments:

Simply Life said...

wow! I'm so impressed you made this- what a meal!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have only had lobster once. I was in Colorado, and my friend's uncle had some flown in from Maine. They were SO good, but kind of a lot of work to get all the meat out! I am glad you had a yummy thanksgiving! Ours is just over a month away and I can't wait!!

Kacy said...

I've never cooked lobster, but it sounds like quite an experience! I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving!

Adelle said...

Oh my gosh! I was scared to watch the video because I thought they would scream for sure when Christopher put them into the water (despite your disclaimer that they didnt!). I don't think I could do that...I prefer my lobster to come prepared for me on a plate:)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

So... they're alive when you put them in the water? I always thought they had already 'passed on' before they went in the water... that's so sad! ;D

very impressive dinner :)

Mary said...

I have never cooked lobster before! But I love to eat it! Happy (belated) Thanksgiving. Also, I love that your lobsters got to go in a "hot tub" - too funny!

Renee @ Bendifulblog said...

I just showed my husband this post and he wants to know why I don't cook lobster more often! You've inspired me! This looks delicious!

Happy Thanksgiving!

therunwithin said...

so freaking jealous! lobster is one of my favorite foods but I haven't had it in ages, reminds me of my home in Boston!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

What an impressive meal -- so glad you had an amazing Thanksgiving :)

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