Lobster can be a bit intimidating, and if you’re like my bestie downright scary. She used to refer to it as the roach of the sea as a kid. I, too, never really understood the hype of lobster growing up. You see lobster isn’t really a thing in California. Well maybe it’s just not a thing in the 100 degree deserts of Moreno Valley where I grew up. It probably wasn’t a thing because not only did we live nowhere near an ocean but lobster is pretty pricey. When eating out as a child, I wasn’t even allowed to order soda or dessert (why I loved Sizzler, everything came free) so an item that had no price was definitely out the question. I’m not saying these things to lament my lack of lobster because it was the absence of it that makes me appreciate it so much more now. If you follow me on social media you have probably seen a lot of lobster since summer started. And although it’s still expensive I’m living the best years of my life with only me to support! Haha. Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy this delicious sea creature. BTW don’t worry my bestie has since found the light.
Host your own boil or grilled lobsta fest! You provide the corn, potatoes, and butter (so. much.butter) and get your friends to pay for their own lobster. I normally would be against a host having guests pay for anything but lobster is so luxurious it is an exception. It only takes 8-12 minutes to boil. If you want to grill pre boil 4-5 minutes, split open, and finish on the grill. The best part is eating lobster is fun and interactive. Get even more festive by purchasing bibs and lobster themed décor.
If you are in NYC or have guests visiting the lobster boat (aka The North River Lobster Company) is always a hit. Pay ten dollars to ride during one of it’s many times throughout the day and then purchase your food onboard. It gets crowded so finding a seat outdoors may be rough especially during after work hours. But the view is oh so worth it! Nothing says summer like feeling the warm breeze on a boat whilst cracking up lobster.
Nothing says I love you like lobster. Send someone (or yourself) the gift of the king of the sea in a lobster gram. Delivered right to your door you cook your lobster, steak exactly how you like it and merely have to heat up the clam chowder and chocolate cake. The kit includes everything you need for a lobster feast including bib and cracker. I was skeptical of this frozen meal kit but it was a easy, fun, and yummy date night for me and my boo to celebrate our first night in our new apartment, we even lit candles, we’re so fancy. The clam chowder is easily top five I’ve had in my life!
Now this restaurant has changed a bit. It used to be just lobster, burgers, and lobster rolls all for $20 dollars each. Each meal came with fries, salad, and garlic butter that you’d want to bathe in. Confession I dip my fries in it too. Omg I’m hungry just thinking about it. Best deal in all of NYC. Now a days they try to tempt you with other expensive “fancy” items, but if you go spare yourself any disappointment and just stick to the basics.
Best way to enjoy lobster alone so you don’t have to share. Just kidding the more the merrier, cracking lobster and cracking up.