National Lobster Day
There’s so many delicious ways to enjoy these tasty crustaceans. Steamed, baked, rolls, tails, bisque, in mac and cheese, nicoise…the choices are endless.
My wonderful younger sister who is the ultimate fashionista and “foodie” recently introduced ME and MY husband to the gourmet lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound. One bite and I was addicted. I literally stalk them on twitter (@lobstertruckny and @redhooklobster) to find out where in NYC their truck will be parked on any given day. It’s worth the walk to score one of these to-die-for lobster rolls! MY husband and I enjoy the Connecticut style (warm with drawn butter) while my sister prefers the Maine style (tossed in a light homemade mayo)
Jameson Tavern, one of the oldest operating Taverns in Maine (located right beside the L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport) has have been Featured as a Favorite Maine Restaurant on the FoodNation Show. Bobby Flay was on site at the Tavern and exclaimed that Jameson had one of the best Lobster Stew recipes that he had ever tasted. MY husband is definitely in agreement! He describes the stew as, “So good it is almost decadent. It was smooth and creamy with a splash of sherry. A very hearty, delicious and memorable meal.” Click here for the recipe for this outrageous Lobster Stew (recipe is courtesy of the Tavern)
Wanna feel even better? Lobsters do NOT feel pain. Whew! Their nervous systems and brains are developmentally on par with those of insects. They have nerves but no ability to perceive stimuli as “pain.” The shrill noise you hear when you boil a lobster is steam escaping from the shell. (So sometimes there really is gain without pain!)
National Lobster Day celebrates the fact that lobster is the largest of all seafood harvest in New England. Popular worldwide and known as a delicacy, Lobster makes any occasion more fun. So let’s celebrate.
What’s your favorite way to eat lobster?