For the love of lobster

by jerseygirl on July 8, 2008 · 14 comments

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.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Kitt July 9, 2008 at 2:34 pm

A tough shell indeed! Clever to use the snips. Worth the effort, eh?

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Peter M July 9, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Whoa Nelly, that’s huge! Lobster always will make ya new friends and hubby must have grinned ear to ear!

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Jenny July 9, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Boy Lisa,
That was one stubborn little lobster! I bet it was absolutely delicious! Everytime we’re at the grocery store, my boys insist on going by the “monsters” aka lobster tank just to say hi. If they only knew what happens to them!

What a feast!

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Clumbsy Cookie July 9, 2008 at 4:06 pm

That was one huge lobster! Did you and your daughter managed to it in just one sitting? Good you had the hubby arround!

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Bridgett July 9, 2008 at 5:42 pm

I love the lime butter idea! What a sweet hubby you have to help you out with the gritty details 😉 I sure wish I could still eat lobster…it is delicious.

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Patsyk July 9, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Boy that was a tough lobster! I’m jealous of you and your daughter… I LOVE lobster, and being in NJ it’s much easier to find it fresh than when I lived in the midwest. Now, I’m craving it… that sauce sounds awesome!

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Veronica July 9, 2008 at 11:18 pm

I’m too afraid to put the Lobsters in the pot myself…I just feel so guilty. Some New Englander I am.

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EAT! July 9, 2008 at 11:58 pm

We picked up 2 of those lobsters. They were fantastic!!

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Jeena July 10, 2008 at 10:14 am

Wow this sounds like you had your hands full with this one Lisa. 😀

Your lime butter sounds amazing too.

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Deborah July 10, 2008 at 10:53 am

What a feast! I’ve never cooked lobster myself, but this looks delicious!

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Prudy July 10, 2008 at 3:46 pm

What a fun feast, but a lot of work to get your dinner. Kudos to your hero husband for saving the day with his trusty tool kit.

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Leslie July 11, 2008 at 1:02 pm

HOLY SH*T..A five pound lobster?? That is one big crustation!!Oh how I love lobster..but I would have chowed down on the whole thing by myself since no one else in my home likes seafood! Poor Me!LOL

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Aggie July 11, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Holy Lobster! It’s huge! I’m cracking up at the tool that had to be used!

The butter sauce sounds great!

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Tanya September 13, 2008 at 1:03 pm

We never have lobster because we can’t get it fresh, so I’m jealous! That is a big boy!

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