Lobster day today. It’s dirt cheap here, and just sitting there in the store, waiting for us to cook it and dip it in butter and suck it down noisily.
Off to the store. Walking. What’s that? WALKING. Seriously. Walked up to the store to get our dinner bugs:
The choosing finished, our lovely wee lobsters were hospitably collected into a plastic bag…
and taken home to chill in the chill drawer while we gathered supplies.
Time for more prep: 2 1/2 quarts of water in a pot with 5 tablespoons of the sel (that’s salt in French), set it to a boil, then grab the lobsters from the chill bin…
…and drop them in head-first…
and boil them for 15 minutes. Unless they’re male. Then cook them for 17 minutes. Good luck to you in finding out before the fact.
Run them under cold water (ironically, didn’t have ice) to stop the cooking process.
All set up with Dr. Who on the telly and tasty lobster dinners on the table. And beer.
How gorgeous is this claw?
Did I mention the beer?
And the aftermath…
And now off for British Butter ice cream at MooMoo’s. Yes. You heard me. Butter ice cream for dessert. Jealous much?