Monday, August 29, 2011

LOBSTER MANIA!



My husband plays for the Baltimore Orioles. I am "over the moon" happy for him - as he is living a childhood dream!!! It makes me tear up and cry each time I read an article dedicated to his hard work and success. He is amazing, and there is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful to the good Lord that our paths crossed. (One of my best friends introduced us when he was in the minor leagues.) All that to say, that is why I travel so much... because we're newly married, and I like to go to as many games/cities as possible while we're "foot loose and fancy free" as my mom says :)

My little honey's agent sent us some fresh Maine lobster a month or so ago... I have yet to blog/document the experience, but it's a funny and entertaining one to say the least.

Note: In this video, I am on the phone with his agent getting directions.... while videoing the whole process... while making Chris burn himself. (Oppps!) Let's just say there were some sacrifices made in order to get a video for you guys!! :) I hope this little video shows everyone how EASY cooking live lobster can be. Order some from here - or get some from your local seafood store - and have a date night tonight! Chris and I had a blast cooking live lobster for the first time! Even though it was a little weird at first, it turned out fabulous! Plus, I am still proud of myself for making homemade clarified butter! Just call me Martha!

Hope this works!

Here are the lobsters before we cooked them. There were 4, but one died in transit. 
Word to the wise: Do not eat, over even cook, a lobster if it has died. 

I had to :)

How to cook lobsters:
1. In a big pot, like the one pictured in the video, bring 2-3 inches of water to a rolling boil.
2. Put the lobsters in, head first, as shown in video. Do this for about 4-6 seconds before dropping them into the pot.
3. Let boil for about 15-20 mins, until the lobsters turn bright red.
4. Crack and enjoy!

All pink and pretty after 20 mins of steaming!

Our amazing meal of surf & turf!

My clarified butter!

Steak, Lobster, caesar salad, grilled zucchini & squash, and baked potato!
I think I hear the Food Network calling us to be the next Pat & Gina Neeley!


11 comments:

  1. oh that looks so awesome. love me some lobster!

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  2. This looks AMAZING! So fun and really tasty, too. And I had no idea your husband was a baseball player -- that's super cool! He's lucky to have such a fabulous and supportive wife!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  3. The lobster looks perfect, but I'd really like to get your grilling secrets because the steaks look pretty good too!!

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  4. Lindsay congrats to you and your husband im so glad you're sharing his dream. Im so proud of you two. The lobster looks great and the steak amazing. Hope you have a great Tuesday.

    www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow .... I can't show my hubby this or he may think I need to take some pointers from you. Your cooking talents amaze me!! :)

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  6. Hey girl heyyyy!! Long time no visit/comment :)))

    This meal looks SO yummy! I want a lobster right now haha!

    I'm adding you to my blog roll so I don't forget about cha! ;) Hope all is well!

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  7. P.S. Are you on twitter??

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  8. Jen, HI! So so good hearing from you! Thanks for finding me again :) Yes I am on Twitter.... @lindsaykharper. What's yours?

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  9. wow, looks amazing...



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  10. yuuuum! although i would freak out with a live lobster in the room, even with its clippers clipped! that meal looks delishious though, seriously. and love your interview, btw! =)

    Miyan

    www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

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