What to cook on the new range, hmmmm . . .
May 12, 2011 § 1 Comment
You knew it wouldn’t take long from the time the delivery guys installed the new range until Robert located some lobsters to steam on his new “power burner”. That beautiful specimen (the crustacean, that is) had just come out of the water and was on its way to the pot.
And, Robert has a new source for lobsters right next door. Our neighbor, Chris, is a commercial lobsterman. So although he can’t supply our lobster needs, he has lots of buddies in the neighborhood who can. We tested this out on Thursday afternoon. We had called another neighbor who thought she could locate us some lobsters on short notice, but couldn’t track anyone down. So Robert called Chris who said “let me make a call” and hung up. Robert’s phone rang in less than 5 minutes, and Chris said that his buddy Jimbo was on his way in to the dock and we could meet him there in 15 minutes to make a pick up. Sounds a little shady, I realize. But it’s all above board. Of course, Robert rushed us all into the car (we were in Bath at this point, 12 miles from the dock) and sped down to Five Islands for the rendezvous with Jimbo. Sure enough, Chris and his girlfriend Nikki were at the dock already, so they could make the introductions. Chris had taken his dinghy out to Jimbo’s boat to grab three lobsters for us and was on his way back in. We met Jimbo and his sternman Henry. Jimbo said we can meet him at the dock whenever he’s coming in and he’ll give us a good deal on his catch. Sweet!
So we took 3 lobsters, all around 1.5 pounds, home for dinner. Robert dispatched them as humanely as he knows how to and steamed them up for a lovely lobster and cream sauce over pasta. There was enough left over for lobster rolls for lunch the next day.
This is the life.