So a couple of weeks ago I was scrolling thru our satellite TV menu of hardly ever anything to watch channels, and I settle on one of the cooking shows whose main (e) ingredient was Maine lobster. Well it sort of lit my fuse..Here I am living on the coast of Maine, immersed (so to speak) in lobster culture. My Dad having fished for them
and two nephews presently fishing for them, although not in February. And I can’t drive 5 miles without coming across some reminder of lobster..lobster..lobster….
So since it was Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent and part of that means abstaining from meat, and with the lobster thing still lingering in my mind, off I go to the local lobster pound to peruse.
Once there I find a wicked good deal on culls at $5.99 per lb. Total bill $11.98, you do the math. And for those of you who may not know, a cull is a lobster with only one paw.
At the pound they have a huge oil fired brick boiler which they keep boiling away every day and which is exactly where my bad boy found himself for 20 minutes. Next stop, my fridge for a chilling and then assembly.
Now I like my lobster meat bedded down in a regular old toasted hot dog bun..no fancy flax seeded wheat or saffron buns or Pain de Provence for me. The simpler the better.
(Image borrowed from Google but ours was VERY close to this)
You get the picture but I got the lobster and am ready for more…
Speaking of bad boys..check out this behemoth caught recently just down the coast from me, off Rockland . That’s something you could really sink your teeth into…
Maine State Aquarium Director Aimee Hayden-Rodriques holds a 27-pound, nearly 40-inch long, lobster caught by Robert Malone off the coast of Maine near Rockland on Feb. 17, 2012. The aquarium named the crustacean Rocky but now Rocky , having been released, is once more free to do his part in advancing his species.