Lobster: A Fresh, Delicious Seafood Treat

Having fresh shellfish for dinner is a wonderful dining experience that everyone should find a way to try. While it is easiest to obtain fresh shellfish if you live on or near one of the coasts, where is seafood is plentiful, there might still be a specialty shop or restaurant that flies in the "catch of the day." The best place to get fresh shellfish yourself is via the Internet-FedEx delivers to the continental U.S. which makes it possible for one to have fresh seafood on a regular basis. Having fresh fish is definitely so much better than frozen.
The king of seafood is of course, lobster. Whoever first decided to try and eat one must have had courage. In fact, they were not popular for a long time. Did you know that what to us is a pricey delicacy was once the food of commoners? It's true; however, that piece of trivia will probably be small comfort when you?re shelling out $11.95 a pound in stores or $29.95 in a restaurant. Often times ordering online is the best way to ensure you are getting the freshest lobster possible. After all, this way you can order it directly from a coastal area and have it shipped to you, even if your in the Arizona desert.
In order to cook lobster at home, you must first purchase one live and kicking lobster per diner at your local seafood shop or fishmonger, carrying them home in a sack. Although people frequently place lobster in fresh water, this should not be done as it will kill them. Simply close the bag and store in your refrigerator. Lobster do not keep for long, so it is recommended that you eat them the same evening they are purchased.
This is the difficult thing. Depressingly, every lobster will sacrifice him or herself for your dinner, and you are the person to cause this occurrence. In order to be as humane as possible, you may release them into a pot of fiercely boiling water, or you can kill them first by sticking a knive swiftly between the body and the head in order to instantly kill them. Selecting the latter option means steaming them in a smaller quantity of water. Grilling your lobster is also an option.
When it's time to enjoy some lobster, don't be shy or hold back. Add the lemon and the butter that taste so good and enjoy the delicious meat within the shell. You may even find the edible tomalley or red roe within the shell as well as an extra treat.
This type of ocean-based meal doesn't need limit itself to lobster, of course. What about trying some fresh shellfish like mussels (just scrub them well and steam them in water, wine or broth)? What about steamer clams, which you steam and then dip in clam broth to wash any remaining sand from the beach? Oysters are popular fried, baked, and even raw. And then there's shrimp, langoustines, crayfish? To enjoy the gift of the sea, these are all delicious ways.
If all these kinds of seafood are still a bit daunting, there's another choice for the faint of heart. You can always go to the soup aisle and purchase some clam chowder. Fresh fish is better, but you'll at least get the true briny taste of the ocean. Serve it with oyster crackers, perhaps an extra dash of cream, and lots of ground black pepper. Then, pretend you're on the beach.

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About The Author, Matthew Lewis
The article details on the pleasures of eating fresh seafood such as lobster or fresh shellfish.