For the love of lobster
Our local supermarket had a sale on giant size lobsters this past weekend. What did this mean for me? FEAST for the girls in the house! My hubby and six year old son would never even go near lobsters. It was my ten year old daughter and I that would be digging in. It was easy enough to call the store, order my five pounder and have it steamed and all ready to go. I took the monster creature home and then the problem arose.
This lobster had one really hard shell! I mean diamond, rock hard that wouldn’t even budge with a lobster cracker. The strong man hubby tried to twist the claws with his bare hands and his twenty inch biceps. The shells still wouldn’t budge. And the husband really didn’t like having his sweet smelling hands smell like a stinky creature crawling at the bottom of the ocean. But he did it for his two loves’ love of lobster. Isn’t he just sweet? So how would we get the lobster meat to our lips?
Fast forward to the garage. Unfortunately, we don’t own a jack hammer. After looking around,the hubby decided wire cutters were the answer. The perfect tool to cut the shell. It worked like a charm. The shell could be cut and we removed the beautiful claws. I have to admit that as much as I like lobster tails, the claw meat is my favorite. I also have to admit for a man that doesn’t eat lobster, he sure has a lot of brains.
Before this shell cutting adventure, I made a chili lime butter sauce. It tasted good with the crustacean but even better on some sweet cobs of corn. This was an awesome feast and I thank my hubby for really getting his hands dirty!
Sweet Chili Lime Butter Sauce
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 TBS sweet Chili sauce(Asian style)
juice from 1 small lime
1 TBS chopped parsley
pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a small pan. Add chili sauce, lime juice, parsley and pepper. Stir to mix well. Serve with seafood or corn.