Thursday, September 1, 2011

3 Pound Lobster Dinner at home!

A little apology to my readers - I am sorry for disappearing for a number of days!  I was in Chicago this past weekend for a wedding and was scheduled to return on Sunday night, but thanks to Hurricane Irene, our flight was canceled.  So, we were "stuck" in Chicago for a couple of extra days.  Lucky for Nick and I, we were staying with friends and were able to enjoy the extra long weekend.  Lucky for you, I have a few more restaurants to review in case you visit Chicago anytime soon (but those start next week.)

A must-do when my brother comes to visit is a great New England lobster dinner.  Rather than heading out to do this, we bring the seafood yummyness to us (or, rather, my mom's house!)

Thats a BIG lobster
When you are dealing with cooking three pound lobsters for more than 1 or 2 people that requires a pretty big pot.  Instead, we leave the cooking to the Cherry St. Fish Market - it makes for a much easier dinner!  I mean, look at these guys - they were HUGE and cooked to perfection.

Hello Dinner
Of course, we couldn't JUST have lobsters, so we steamed a bunch of clams as well.

Their opening...
On the platter, ready to be popped open and soaked in butter.

In case all this food was not enough, and to complete the New England experience, my brother also bought some clam chowder.

Clam Chowder (and a little butter)
One of the reasons we keep on returning to the Cherry St. Fish Market is because not only do they make the feast easy, but it ALWAYS comes out delicious.  The lobster meat was perfectly cooked and tasted just as a lobster should.  I have never had lobster this good in a restaurant - maybe because its too difficult eat a full lobster and fully enjoy it while trying to avoid getting messy.  I figure you aren't enjoying your lobster fully until there is melted butter dripping down your chin.

Tail meat
Obviously my mom got into making the aspects of the dinner she could and made a peach and blueberry cobbler AND a delicious tiramisu.  Of course I couldn't leave without tasting both and neither was a let down.  My mom actually did not like the tiramisu, thinking it tasted too much like rum, but I thought it was perfect.  Each choice offered a great flavor combination and capped off a perfect meal.

This evening really just confirmed that sometimes there is nothing better than sitting around a table covered in newspaper and gorging yourself on lobster with your family!  Lobsters in the summer scream New England comfort food to me.

Whats your favorite at-home summer meal?


  1. Ooh, that cobbler looks delicious. I'm not quite ready for summer to be over.

  2. Delicious! Huge lobsters + cobbler + family = an excellent night in my book.

  3. Looks like an awesome dinner! That's the kind of dinner my family has when we get together on the Cape!


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