Vegetarians please scroll past :-)
I ordered a seafood box as a surprise for my husband. It consisted of three courses with all the herbs, sauces and veg to cook a 3 course meal. Everything g in little cardboard pots.
Crab risotto, lobster salad and a Cornish cream tea.
And then, at very short notice, we got a vaccination booked. It was too late to cancel the order which arrived just before we left to get the az vacc.
Being nervous enough about the vacc (which turned out to be fine) I worried about side effects and whether I would be up to cooking.
I had assumed the lobster would be halved, precooked and prepared so was slightly horrified to be faced with a raw one with claws still tied. Hubby and I stared at it for a long while wondering if it was dead or not! We put it in the fridge and I decided to go ahead with the crab risotto! Fortunately it was crab meat in little pots. Risotto made and being kept warm I approached the fridge and the lobster! I picked it up gingerly looking for a twitch. No sign.
Hubby came in having looked up on the Internet the best way of a fast painless dispatch. Duly done and the now in halves lobster was grilled with herbs and butter for 15 mins - and was delicious and so fresh. .
I was actually quite proud of myself and fortunately no effects from the vacc apart from a sore arm and headache (which might have been due to the wine)!
So my wall calendar now has a vaccine sticker in the date with the word Lobster written around it. Two firsts!
Would I cook it again? Not sure but one way to support our fishing industry’s for a rare treat :-)
And can anyone advise on the best way to despatch a lobster should I pluck up the courage to buy a live one?
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