On Friday we gave you a sneak peek of the lobster next to our slice of cornbread. We would have kicked off our Maine recipes with lobster, but then we realized how close we were to our 100th post. So we saved the good stuff for this special milestone – Boiled Maine Lobster with Butter Sauce.
When we were driving to our cabin in Maine we passed a fish shop that advertised fresh, live Maine lobsters for $4.99/lb. That was enough motivation for us – our first meal in Maine was going to be lobster! We picked up four Maine lobsters that afternoon and brought them back to the cabin.
as he got near the water though he got a little nervous and ended up throwing the lobster in the pot. Boiling water splashed everywhere and both Mr. N and I screamed (the lobster didn’t). Much to our surprise, Mr. N looked at us and said he wanted to try it again. With a little coaching he figured out how to slide the lobster into the water without splashing the rest of us. I wish I had a picture of his smile, but at this point I had hidden the camera out of the splash zone. As for Miss A, well she was watching from the next room.
So while the lobsters were boiling, it takes about 12 minutes, we began the butter sauce. We used a recipe we found in the cookbook, Lobster Rolls & Blueberry Pie – Three Generations of Recipes and Stories from Summers on the Coast of Maine by Rebecca Charles and Deborah Di Clementi. (This cookbook came in very handy on this trip.)
We served these beauties alongside our butter sauce and cornbread. This meal was a big hit. Dad and I have always been fans of a good boiled lobster, but this butter sauce was new to us. It was rich and had a bit more zip than a clarified butter. This was easily a 4 spoon meal for us. And as for our harsh critics – they loved it too. They didn’t lap up the butter as much as we did, but they sure ate every last bite of their lobsters. Even Miss A! So this one is an all-around 4 spooner!
It’s not often we have 4 spoons from everyone. In fact it’s only happened 9 out of 100 times – here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Thanks again to all of our readers. We really appreciate your comments, support and readership. It means a lot to us. This blogging experience has been more than we ever expected and we truly enjoy it. So thank you for sharing in our adventures. 🙂
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