We are fortunate here to buy them right off a fishing boat but if you can’t ( and most people can’t ) purchase live lobsters from a lobster co-op or lobster company, where lobsters are stored in submerged crates, pounds, or pools, or in large tanks filled with circulating seawater. Fish and seafood markets, particularly busy ones that turn over inventory quickly, are another good source. If buying from a supermarket, make sure the tank is clean and uncrowded, and that the lobsters are lively. A healthy lobster should flip its tail and kick its legs vigorously when lifted up. Live lobsters can be mail-ordered if they’re not available where you live.
I wanted to share other ways to enjoy the succulent pink and white meat that comes out of the most gorgeous bright red shell. It’s easy to please guests by entertaining with lobster hors d’oeuvres and fancy lobster pies and super simple to enjoy lobster everyday in a quesadilla, salad or club sandwich.
Another appetizer? Of course. You definitely need to try these Haute Hors D’oeuvres: Mini Lobster Bakes. They are definite party worthy food and will most definitely be appreciated and instagrammed. And then there are fabulous Lobster Roll Sliders which are actually perfect for any time of year and especially great if you are entertaining around a game or sporting event.
Speaking of everyday eating, there are lots of ways to incorporate this flavorful jewel of a treat into simple recipes you will want to make on a regular basis. Try this magnificent creation from none other than one of my all-time favorite chefs, Bobby Flay. It’s called Lobster Club With Saffron Mayonnaise, Crispy Serrano Ham and Watercress on Chipotle Brioche. Doesn’t that sound amazing? And when you click the link for the recipe you even get to see Mr. Flay’s adorable little face.
This vibrant dress is as versatile as the star (Lobster, of course) of tonight’s blog post and I found it on Amazon back at the beginning of 2018 for a ridiculously low price. I wore it with black OTK boots and an ivory faux fur jacket during the coldest months of the year and later with burgundy tights and rose gold shoes as the weather in New England warmed up in April and May. I have a list of lots of practical, fun, and affordable items from Amazon linked here for your convenience.
Of course my hair was styled by the one and only Jannine Hansen of Supercuts in Johnston, RI !
I wore this outfit to a really fun “Mom’s Night Out” with these lovely and amazing friends. If you are ever in Rhode Island and want to have a really delicious meal you definitely want to try the lobster ravioli or basically anything on the menu at Constantino’s Venda Bar in the heart of Federal Hill, Providence! When I was there it got me thinking of lobster and good food in general and I thought maybe I would share not just my outfit for this blog post but also some really great recipes that might inspire you to try something new or revisit an old favorite food and try it in a different way.
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I’ll leave you with a few captures of Galilee, Rhode Island which is where we always buy our lobsters:
I’m sure we gave her a tiny taste of something like this ;)
PS. I do have a new project on DonorsChoose that I would really appreciate any small amount of help with. It would be awesome if my students could have books from the Ada Lace Adventure Series to read, study and discuss in our classroom. All details are here and honestly every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated.