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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lobster Night

I was born and raised on the water, where the Danube meets the Black Sea, which meant abundant fresh seafood.  And Bill was spoiled by seafood, particularly lobsters, while stationed at a Navy base in Maine.  Even though both of our kids were born in Kansas (and they do like their steak), they are also big fans of lobsters.  So when The Fresh Market, which I absolutely adore, announced that they were selling lobster tails for $6.99/each compared to the usual price of $12.99, we didn't need a second invitation.  The rest of tonight's dinner menu included cabbage slaw and steak fries. 

To make the broiled lobster tails, I boiled water in a large pot, then added the tails and boiled them for 7 minutes.  We then split them with kitchen shears in half, placed them on a baking sheet, poured on top some melted butter with crushed garlic and broiled them for 7 minutes.

Place lobster tails into boiling water and boil for 7 minutes

Cut each  boiled tail in half with kitchen shears
Melt 1/2 cup Kerrygold butter + 1 tsp of crushed garlic
Pour the melted butter on top of the split lobster tails and broil for 7 minutes
Cut two Idaho potatoes lengthwise, then make half-moon slices.  Cover a baking sheet with foil, pour some olive oil and preheat for 3 minutes in a 400 degree oven.  Take out the sheet, place the potato wedges on the sheet, drizzle on top with olive oil, add salt, and return to the oven for 30 minutes.

Place the sliced potatoes on pre-heated oil (if you do not preheat the oil, they will stick to the foil)

400 degree oven, 30 minutes later


To make the cabbage slaw, I shredded 1/2 small organic green cabbage, 2 organic carrots, and 1/2 organic yellow onion, all from The Fresh Market, which is great for organic produce.  I then made my own dressing, whisking together 1/2 cup organic mayo, 2 tablespoons organic light sour cream, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon crushed garlic.  Combine the shredded vegetables and the dressing.  My kids asked for seconds.

We ate at our dining room table and the kids enjoyed their lobster tails at candlelight.  We talked about our day, the two birthday parties we attended, and our plans for tomorrow.  

Tiramisu made for a nice dessert.  

I see a major workout in my future.


  1. Looks amazing! I would be asking for seconds as well!