I named him Freddy, placed him in a paper bag with ice and took him home with me. I was a little worried because the commute home on the T was hot and crowded but Freddy made it home safe and sound.
I placed Freddy in my fridge to relax and headed out to purchase a lobster pot, a nut cracker and itty bitty forks. I bought a 16 quart red pot for $30 at my local Homegoods and headed home. I checked on Freddy & let him hang out in the lid while I boiled the water.
|Freddy getting ready to go for a hot swim|
A quick 11 minutes later Freddy was bright red and ready to be cracked. I let Freddy cool for a few moments and then began to crack him open. When I was younger, my Dad had always tried to have me crack my own lobster, but I always refused. With Dad no where in sight, I was on my own. I started with breaking off the claws and slowly but surely made it to the tail and finally the legs. I ate a few pieces with butter but saved the rest of the delicious meat for a fierce lobster salad.
It was a day filled with new adventures and there is nothing like eating a lobster fresh out of the Harbor!!
|Freddy and I :)|
:) Ali Hurney
Lobster Salad Recipe:
This is the lobster salad recipe I tried and it was amazing! A few ingredients and a couple minutes later I had a delicious lobster salad that lasted minutes (!!) at a family party. Enjoy :)