The Crazy Suburban Mom: A Tale of Two Lobsters

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Tale of Two Lobsters

I don't eat lobster. ( The OMG, it's got eyes pivotal moment is here if you care to read it.)

The person I chose to spend my life with loves lobster and very much wanted to go to Red Lobster's Lobster Fest in April. I came up with a variety of lame excuses every time going to Lobster Fest came up (I haven't showered. I have something thawed already. I'm not in the mood for sea food. Ginger just threw up I don't want to leave her alone today. Ad ininitum.)

I effectively stalled until Lobster Fest was over which in retrospect was a bad idea because the other day an excited voice said, Hey, Kings has lobster tails on sale for $4.99!

I knew immediately I should have gone to Lobster Fest.

Shopping was accomplished, crustaceans were purchased and yesterday I found myself face to face (more face to tail) with two lobsters. Since I felt guilty about the lame stalling I'd done back in April I said, Yeah sure, I'll cook 'em.

It turned out to be a remarkably easy (albeit sort of gross as far as I was concerned) process. Cut the tails up the back. Mix up a paste of butter and garlic. Slather the butter/garlic mixture inside the cut area. Squeeze a bit of lime over the whole affair and broil until done. Which took no more than a few minutes.

lobster dinner

As an interesting side note - I went to the Red Lobster website and looked at the price for a lobster tail dinner. Granted theirs had a "fluffed" lobster tail with meat puffing out on top of the shell. My tails were not fluffy. But I had two of them for a cost of $9.98 while their one fluffy tail was 33.99.

***I'm having a vintage apron giveaway here***

8 Comments:

Vonlipi 7/8/09, 8:20 AM  

Hum lobster....That was very nice of you! Was yur ignificant other happy about your suburban lobster fest?

Christa 7/8/09, 8:39 AM  

ugh...I think I'm gonna be sick! I am so glad I'm allergic.

Not The Rockefellers 7/8/09, 8:44 AM  

Kings! I know that place...
I don't like Lobster either but hubby is a fan.
It looks like you rocked dinner for him...

Peace -Rene

New England Girl 7/8/09, 10:00 AM  

Wow- that price difference is outrageous! I am embarrassed to say that, despite being a life-long New Englander, I have never, ever tried lobster. Sad, huh? The one time I went to Red Lobster I ordered... spaghetti. I guess that's the Italian in my shining through. :)

Bet you made your husband very happy! :)

beth 7/8/09, 10:09 AM  

you can fluff your lobster tails by cracking the shell open a little more, pulling the cooked meat out and letting it rest on top of the shell. that sound like about $25 worth of work, right? i do like lobster, however, i'm not a huge fan of preparing it. in fact, shellfish night in culinary school made me cry. seriously. we were supposed to kill the lobsters ourselves before cooking them. luckily, one of the guys in class did it for me.

@eloh 7/8/09, 2:26 PM  

Because of my at home commitments, when a Red Lobster was built about 20 miles from me it took years for me to get there.

It was the WORST food I had ever tried to choke down...and I've lived in 3rd world countries...

I love lobster, but can't bring myself to pop them squirming around into that big pot of boiling water...though I have done it to crawdads (crayfish).

Yours looked yummy.

Venti Vixen 7/8/09, 6:24 PM  

That looks so good....

Mom Mayhem says: 7/13/09, 3:43 PM  

Ugh-I don't like lobsters or seafood in general either. I agree anything that has eyes and you have to "crack'open to eat-Ugh. But,you did a good job-Your hubby should be proud!

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