Lobster - A Tasty Seafood Dinner

No one should miss the opportunity to sit down to a dinner of fresh shellfish. Living near a coastline would obviously be the easiest way to enjoy such a dinner. Although residents of inland communities may not have as easy access, they may step out to the local fishmonger or restaurant in the area specializing in fresh shellfish who likely have their produce shipped in fresh on a daily basis. A more convenient option is to purchase fresh shellfish from a reputable online store. As Fedex offers overnight delivery within the continental US, you can enjoy a fresh seafood meal on a regular basis without having to settle for the poor substitute of a frozen entree.

Who is to question the king of seafood is none other than lobster? It must have taken a brave person to decide to try this thing the first time. Believe it or not, they were very unpopular for the longest time. To us, this pricey delicacy was once the food of peasants. Although true, it will probably be only a small comfort when your forking over $11.95 a pound in stores or $29.95 in a restaurant. Lots of times, the only way to ensure your getting the freshest lobster as possible is to order online. After all, this way you can be certain its fresh because you are ordering fresh from the coast and having it shipped directly to you.

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 hardest part. Each lobster, sadly, will have to give its life for your meal, and you are the one who has to make it happen. To do it humanely, you can drop them into water that is at a violent rolling boil, or you can put them out of their misery first by inserting the point of a knife briskly between the head and the body, which kills them instantly. If you choose the second option, you can grill them. They can also be steamed in less water.

Prepare your lobster with butter and lemon, grab a bib and jump right in. The shell is filled with yummy nuggets of meat. You can also eat the green tomalley or red roe found in the body, gourmets love it.

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.

There are so many different ways to prepare seafood. You don't have to be some kind of master chef to make a tasty and delicious seafood meal. Often times all you need to do is just cook the seafood to create a great tasting meal. The natural flavor of the seafood can stand on its own merits.

Should these kind of seafood be 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 think you're on the shore.

Good times and great food go hand in hand. A lobster and shellfish taste adventure is no exception to the rule. When throwing an extravagant meal such as this, everyone invited will be very impressed. Whether it is just your friends that attend, or your family members too, they will all have fond memories of the seafood feast enjoyed on that occasion. Just the thought of it will bring warm and soothing feelings to all involved. It will truly be a historical event.

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