Sunday, October 26, 2008

Maine Lobster Dinner

I highly recommend lobster for dinner right now. Icelandic banks have bankrolled the Canadian lobster processors so lobster prices are at an all time low. Last night family visited from Wisconsin and they were floored that the 6 lobsters they bought cost the price that one would back in Wisconsin. I never eat lobster but it is a regular meal in the house, particularly when there are house guests. Lobster is a New England tradition. For the longest time, lobster was so plentiful that it was a food for poor people. Colonial indentured servants staged an uprising in Bar Harbor requesting that one meal a day be something other than lobster. It's an easy meal to prepare - the bigger challenge is getting through the carapace to all the meat. Boil, steam or even grill its a great crowd pleaser. Steam until bright red and you can smell them. Serve with drawn butter and lemon wedges. Accompany with corn or potatos and a green salad. Enjoy a colonial tradition!

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