Sunday, May 13, 2012

Damn, it feels good to be a Lobster.

It doesn't really, because they have to die for this dish to be good. A friend found a local fish market, and wing wang woom - we had 5 crawling lobsters in seaweed. Depending on the party, and on your lobster appetite, buy a 1.5-2 pound lobster per guest. I am going to stop explaining, because a real 'lobster'* never runs his mother fucking mouth, 'cuz real 'lobster's' don't start a fight.

*Changed the word 'Gangster' into 'Lobster' because it goes better with the recipe.
4 2 lb lobsters
8 quart pot
4 quarts water
1/4 cup salt
2 lemons, cut into 8 wedges.

Butter sauce:
1 cup butter
1 tbsp freshly chopped garlic
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp dried basil or herbes de provence (both are GREAT)

Bring the pot of water to boil. Carefully grab the lobster on the thorax (right in the armpit) and dip it, head first into the pot, making sure to have the tail uncurled and pointing upwards.  My friends and I were ruthless and rude, and still have the live lobsters in the same 2 foot vicinity as their boiling friends. Maybe don't do that, because we felt a little guilty afterwards. But maybe do do it because it's badass.

Each pound of lobster takes about 3-5 minutes to cook. Make sure you are watching the pot (with the lid on)- some of the lobsters cook quicker. When the lobster turns a bright red, it is ready to be decapitated and dipped in butter. After dismantling your food, squeeze two lemon wedges on the lobster meat.

To make the butter sauce, saute butter and garlic in a saucepan for 5 minutes, or until melted. Add lemon juice through black pepper, take off of heat. And that is how you feel good being a gangster. Please note how gangster we are all being in the above photo. Can't get more badass than pretending a lobster claw is a cigarette.