I've only had lobster a few times, so when I got the opportunity to get 4 Live Lobsters shipped to my door I was so excited…and a little nervous! I didn't know for sure what to expect but I was up for a challenge!
After the Lobsters arrived my whole family was excited. My little girls were curious but then quickly decided they wanted nothing to do with them, but I caught them peeking in on them occasionally.
I planned my menu and invited some friends over for dinner. My menu was grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes and a salad. Dinner was fabulous. It was such a fun experience, Lobster makes everything better!
How to Boil a Lobster:
1.Fill a large pot about 3/4 with water. Add lots of salt, it should be salty like sea water! Bring to a boil.
2.Cut the bands off of the lobster and put it into the water head down. Return to a rolling boil and cover.
3.Let cook for 15-20 minutes for a 1 1/2 pound lobster.
I was so surprised at how much the color changed, they turned bright red!
After cooking, the fun begins! We laughed as we tried to figure out how to crack open the claws to get to the meat, but we got the hang of it.
And what's lobster without a delicious butter dipping sauce. Check out this Garlic Lemon Butter!
- I cup butter
- 2 T mined garlic
- 2 T fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp of dried parsley or Italian Seasoning
- Dash of paprika
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic; cook and stir until starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining butter and reduce heat to low. Stir to melt the butter, then mix in the lemon juice, parsley and a dash of paprika. Let it steep over low heat for about 10 minutes.
If you don't feel up to cooking your own lobster dinner, head on over to Red Lobster for Lobsterfest! Everything is better with Lobster! Next time I got I'm ordering their Lobster in Paradise. It's a split Maine lobster tail fried in their signature coconut batter, spicy grilled shrimp and a lobster-and-shrimp bake topped with toasted crushed macadamia nuts. Doesn't that just sound divine?!
Disclaimer: Red Lobster sent me the lobsters for review but all opinions are my own!