The Lobster Bake
Being an Iowa native, it is probably not surprising that I have never been to a lobster bake. But I finally got to experience one here in Maine and wow, was it good!!!
This was my 1 1/2 lbs. hard shell lobster. Muy bueno!
First the lobsters arrived alive in a giant, white cooler. I had to peek at them. There were about 45 lobsters being steamed tonight to eat because a lot of the family ordered two per person. It was only $12 per lobster!!!! I almost ordered two but then realized I probably would be able to a 1 1/2 lbs. lobster twice over.
Next the cooks showed off the lobsters and Uncle Craig chased after us with them.
Down to business: Lobsters go in the pot of boiling water. We were actually steaming the lobsters not boiling them so they were put on a rack right above the boiling water. Because we were steaming them 25 at a time, we needed a super big pot and something to cover it all up.
We munched on some baked clams while we waited- it takes about 20-ish minutes to steam a batch. I have never had clams that weren’t fried before- someday I still need to put on my big girl panties and try them raw. Clams are very good baked with breadcrumbs and whatever else was in this. Apparently this is Aunt Anne Marie’s special recipe.
Back to the main event: Bucket o’ lobster!
The meat so sweet and delicious so I ate every last bite. No butter is necessary when you eat lobster this juicy and sweet.
Alien finger and some lobster meat:
I love lobster, pretty much all seafood. Crab and lobster are where it is at though. Living in Maryland gets me my crab, crab cake, crab dip fix so I guess I will have to come back to Maine every year to get my lobster and lobster roll fix 🙂