I have eaten lobster longer than my memory goes back. Probably not a good metric, since my memory seems to only go back a decade or so. It may be more accurate to say that I’ve been eating lobster for over a half a century, but it freaks me out a bit to think that I’ve been alive that long. So I’m just going to say that I’ve been eating lobster for a long, long time.
It’s my favorite food.
I recognize that if you did not grow up eating lobster it can be intimidating. Lobsters are strange looking with a few too many legs and those large, menacing front claws, held closed with rubber bands. They have a hard outer shell that you have to navigate before you get to eat the delicious meat inside. You have to do a little work before you get to enjoy them and that may not be for everyone.
However, if you’re thinking of giving it a try, below is a video I recorded of how I eat a lobster. Enjoy!
And, if you’d like some tips on where to enjoy lobster in Maine, check out my previous post #AtoZChallenge | L is for Lobster with a View.
Why does this bring me bliss? Lobster is sweet and salty and tastes like the sea. It brings me home. It can be expensive so we don’t eat it regularly. When we do, it’s a special treat to celebrate an occasion or to enjoy a beautiful summer day. I think that also ups the bliss connection. The whole experience around eating a lobster is celebratory for me.
Have you ever tried lobster? Do you like it?
I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2020. I will be posting new content every day this month except most Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. My theme for the challenge is Bliss. To read more of my A to Z posts from this year, click HERE.