#AtoZChallenge | L is for Lobster and a delicious attempt at a how to video tutorial.

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?

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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.

23 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge | L is for Lobster and a delicious attempt at a how to video tutorial.

  1. mollyscanopy says:

    I was wondering when you would post about lobster — yum! And so good to see the video on how to officially break one apart to get all of the delicious meat. I must confess that, pre C19 quarantine, I took the lazy route and ordered lobster roll, so all of the work was done for me. But we used to eat lobster during our annual Cape Cod vacation during my elementary years — and when quarantine is over, I must get up to City Island in the Bronx which is where I had my last full sized lobster a few years back.

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  2. Tamara says:

    This is the perfect L for your blog! 🙂
    It may be a stereotype, but lobster is what I think of when I hear “new England states”.
    Many years ago we came across “Legal Seafood Restaurants” in Boston and elsewhere. It’s my only time I get to eat lobster because I don’t have the skills to handle it myself. They will give you a bib to wear and they do all the cracking and stuff for you, using tools like in your video!
    Works for me!!!

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  3. Nancy Smith says:

    Thank you for the video! I’ve been wanting Lobster for a couple of months now and in Texas, it’s not as easy to come by as it is in Maine.

    I normally only ate the tail, now I know ‘how’ to enjoy the entire Lobster thanks to your video…

    Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Arti says:

    I once faced a lobster on my plate and had no idea what to do with it. This was 25 years ago. I wish I had seen this video then:)
    Love lobster meat, although we don’t eat it often.

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  5. slfinnell says:

    I’ve never had lobster (hangs head), but I love seafood so it’s not that I’m not up to it. The only place I’m aware of to get it is an hour away (Red Lobster) in my defense. Not sure they’re the go-to for someone who hasn’t ever tried it.

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  6. dyannedillon says:

    Not going to lie, I really hoped you would start out like Daryl Hannah in “Splash”

    You must REALLY love lobster to go to so much work to eat it.

    As a rule, I don’t eat meat that looks like it did when it was alive. The closest I get is whole turkey or chicken.

    I’ve never had lobster. Landlocked, remember? 🙂 But oh, I do love fresh shrimp! Fried or grilled or scampi, not boiled, because legs. Love going to the Gulf area and eating shrimp until I think I’m going to pop!

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