Sunday, December 20, 2009

Critters from the East

  Mom and Dad flew out for the holiday carrying a box full of live Lobsters as a Christmas gift for the family.  It was quite the experience cooking these critters as I had never done so myself before.  I couldn't put them in the pot myself, and no one else wanted to either, so Dad got the short straw and had to do the deed.

  We took them out of the box and placed one on the floor as we checked to make sure they were still alive.  Merlin investigated the new invaders, but didn't get too close as he recognized the danger of coming in contact with those giant claws.

  Tristan holding one of the Lobsters. He was trying to scare his sister as she didn't want to be anywhere near them.

  This critter was quite a lot of work!  We wore gallons of Lobster juice while trying to crush the hard shells of the claws with the knife sharpener.  Pieces of shell and juice went from one end of the kitchen to the other, and covered one of the Christmas balls hanging from the Chandelier.  This was an adventursome dinner that is best served out of doors I think!!


Anne said...

Found some more recipes for lobster and would definetly have them cooked before bringing. The Hamblins gave us some advice on how to find more meat on the lobster.There is also a fish packing plant down the way that does up gift packages and ships . Must consider for a gift.

debbietompkins said...

I'm jealous just looking at that lovely lobster in the pot! Reminds me of the time years ago when Lorne Noftall had crates of them shipped to Mackenzie from the east coast. As I recall, I cooked up all 5 and we ate them in one sitting!!!!