Archive for September 2008

Lobster Dinner for Two

Native Lobster for Two

Native Lobster for Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh-caught Lobster

Fresh-caught Lobster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, Bibs are for babies. Just grab hold and get messy.

 

Salad

Corn on the Cob

Lobster

Asparagus

Ice Cream

 

Begin with your Salad

 

A simple salad of Boston Lettuce with sliced Pickling Cucumbers and a mixture of Cherry Tomatoes for color and taste.  Drizzle on Olive Oil Dressing.

 

Dressing

 

Boil 3 Cups of extra virgin Olive Oil and then turn off burner and add several Cloves of Fresh Chopped Garlic and a very large handful of Garden Herbs Sprigs and Leaves:  Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Sage and Parsley.

Cool and pour into a Glass Jar with Lid. Let it marinate for at least 24 hours before use.

Be sure to shake well when using so that some herbs will top the salad.

 

Eat the Corn as the Lobsters are Boiling

 

Corn on the Cob

 

Bring Salted Water to Boil in a large Lobster Pot

Add husked Corn and boil for 4 minutes

Remove with Tongs and drain

Cover with Butter and Salt to taste

Save Water for Lobsters

 

Lobsters

 

Two 1 ½  – 2 pound Lobsters

Toss Lobsters (headfirst and up-side-down) into your briskly boiling lobster pot 

Make sure that the Lobsters are completely covered with a few inches to spare

Cover the pot tightly

Once the water begins to boil again, shift lid to allow steam to escape. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Do Not Overcook!  The outer shell should be bright Red.

 Remove lobsters and place on a cutting board. With a heavy bladed knife, chop each claw (to crack not to sever).

Serve with individual Bowls of Melted Butter to which has been added freshly squeezed Lemon Juice

Have a Bowl of Warm Water with Lemon Juice in it near your Plate for your hands

Make sure to have Lobsters Forks and Lobster Crackers (similar to Nut Crackers)

 

 

Asparagus

 

As the Lobsters are cooking gently sautee Asparagus and chopped, fresh Garlic in Butter, Olive Oil, White Wine and a few splashes of Italian Dressing for several minutes

 

Dessert

 

Vanilla Ice Cream sprinkled with a Sweet Raspberry Vinegrette, Blueberries or Blackberries and a Dollop of Chocolate Sauce

 

We enjoy eating this meal outside since it tends to get rather messy!

Our German Shepherd, Sky, loves Lobster Juice the juices from the Lobsters and the Asparagus!

 

Beverage

 

Sam Adams Summer Ale or a Rich Chardonnay

 

Flowers

 

Purple Loosestrife, Hosta Flowers, Ornamental Grasses, Hydrangea, and Wild Yellow Giants from the Wild Garden in our Yard 

A Large Vase with Large Flowers for an abundant, seasonal meal!

 

Salt & Pepper Shakers

 

Lobster Claws and Corn on the Cob

 

 

 

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