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by Cate on March 10, 2007

I signed up a new advertiser for Well Fed last week, Sagamore Lobster. A company providing overnight shipping of fresh lobsters caught the same day off the coast of Maine, when they offered to send me some samples, there was no arm-twisting needed. They arrived today, and with it being “no meat Friday,” it was perfect timing.

The three lobsters arrived live, and I’ve never cooked live lobsters before, and was having no part of it. Luckily between The Husband and The Neighbor Wife, they stepped up to the plate and took the challenge. The kids and even Eli were a little grossed out by the whole thing and stayed clear of the kitchen. Smart choice.

We decided to continue the seafood theme and also had a platter of shrimp cocktail, raw oysters (love them!) and mountains of mussels with beer broth. Oh yeah, there was also a repeat of last week’s Caramelized Onion and Cheese pizza (sans prosciutto). It might sound like a lot of food, but seafood, especially the way we prepared it, was pretty light and made for a very satisfying feast. That, and watching a new movie (Step Up), we were all set. Perfect.

Two years ago today … a fishy Sweetnicks’ original.
A year ago today … delicious spinach pesto pasta.

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Patti March 10, 2007 at 1:49 pm

Yum! Looks great.
I am a seafood lover… Just wondering how much beer you use for the beer broth?

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Brilynn March 10, 2007 at 5:02 pm

I’m drooling… I loooove lobster and I’m definitely not squeamish about cooking them and then tearing them apart! Delicious!

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Sarah Caron March 10, 2007 at 9:08 pm

OMG, I am sooooo jealous! I LOVE lobster. And those mussels look delicious. Hell, the whole meal looks delicious . . . excuse me while I wipe the drool away :)

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Cate March 11, 2007 at 2:51 am

Patti – For two bags of mussels (I think 5 lbs total?), I used one 12 oz bottle of beer, about a cup of water, and 2-3 tablespoons of butter.

Brilynn – No way could I put the lobsters in the pot. It was hard enough opening up the box and see them wriggling around!

Sarah – yeah, this one wasn’t going on the storyboard. ;)

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Walter Jeffries March 26, 2007 at 6:33 pm

Hmm… I’m drooling!

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