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Friday, August 24, 2007

Keep an eye on this guy

Tucker wasn't to sure about this guy... Keep an eye on him!
I was more than happy to! I watched him all the way into the pot.
We didn't try to hypnotize our lobsters... apparently rubbing a lobster on the top of his head will relax him. Another little factoid... lobsters don't scream when you put them in the pot. The sound (and there is one) comes from steam escaping from under the shell. Head first in the pot of boiling water, with the rubber bands in place.

While they are boiling, melt butter and spread out some newspapers.
Let the feast begin!
Y'all enjoy~


Sandi McBride said...

Graham Kerr always recommended starting them in cool water, bringing the temp up slowly so they they died humanely...I'm afraid that if I bought one alive it would be like the turkey we once had for Thanksgiving...he bacame a member of the family living in the yard...and I'd have to break out the aquarium for a lobster for sure!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sandi! I love lobster, but have never cooked one at home. I'd probably feel sorry for it too. They do taste good though!

Are you staying out of this heat??!


Elle said...

Wish I could eat lobster...looks so good... but it gives me hives. What could be better (if you can eat them) than fresh lobster in New England in the summer?

T.W. Barritt said...

Yum! A perfect late summer feast!

Josh Lane said...

Love the shot of Tucker keeping a watchful eye. Good shot. Good times.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Looks like Tucker has his doubts about the whole thing. Guess what? My doggie, Sophie, has a brother in New York named Tucker.

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sandi~ That is funny!I'm afraid my Lobster was named 'butter' from the beginning.
Rhoda~ We had enough rain this afternoon to cool it off 15 degrees!
Elle~ It's not worth the itch!
TW~ perfect indeed!
Josh~ I wish I could say it was brilliant photography... he's just photogenic.
Susan~ Tucker did not like the smell of those guys!

rpm said...

I want to eat a lobster so bad...but I can't bring myself to do the cooking. I see that Joe Patti's will cook one for me! I might have to get it already cooked adn bring it home.

Just wanted to tell you that my husband loved the Whistle Stop Cafe Seafood Batter. He is so picky about his food and it was a real treat that I found something that he liked. He said the batter was seasoned perfectly...and I did not have to add anything to it! I definitely be keeping it on hand from now on.

justabeachkat said...

Yum! My mouth is watering!


Mallow said...

Why haven't we seen more of this fellow, Tucker... I am quite taken with him!

Sally said...

This reminded me of the episode of Martha Stewart cooking lobsters. She said she always adds a bit of vodka to the water because "if I was going to be boiled alive, I'd want something to drink, too"! (Or some such thing as that.) I thought that was hilarious. I don't think I could cook a live one myself, either.

Blue Zebra said...

Sandi I love love love lobstahs! :D I adore the name of your lobster, much more inventive than, "dinner"! :D ;)

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

rpm~ If we could just get our seafood batter into Joe Patti's... we'd be set!
Kat~ Did Daisy fall in love with Tucker? They would make the perfect couple.
Mallow~ unfortunately Tucker lives in Boston :(
Sally~ I haven't seen that... she has a point!
Zebra~ which is what he ended up being.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Awww man. I haven't had lobster in years and years. Whats wrong with me?
I love your kitchen floor...really. I dream of my own tea room and that is the floor.

Kristen said...

I've never been able to actually cook a lobster. Just picking one out would make me feel sad. However, I have no qualms about eating lobster. Such a double standard I have, don't I?

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