Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I thought it would be fun to cook a seafood dinner to ring in the new year last week. Yet when I got to the grocery store, I almost changed my mind. The lobster tails on sale at Hy-Vee were frozen and small, but still cost $24 for two tails. The king crab legs, also frozen, were packaged together in shrink wrap, with a price tag of more than $40! I wasn't feeling too flush with cash after the Christmas holiday, so I passed on both of these "sale" items. I went up to the butchers' counter and saw cooked, whole lobsters on sale for $10 each. I would have loved to have bought a live lobster, but Hy-Vee didn't sell them. So I bought one of the cooked lobsters, since it was a little more in my price range.
We weren't exactly sure how to warm up a pre-cooked lobster in the shell. My husband searched on the Internet for instructions. The best advice he found was to place the lobster in boiling water for just a couple minutes to warm it up. So that's what he did.
The lobster turned out pretty good, although not the best we've ever had. My husband said he'd like to try the pre-cooked lobster again so he could try to make a lobster roll or salad recipe. Lobster is always a treat, especially when we live in land-locked Iowa!