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Sunday, August 14, 2016

How to Eat a Lobster







I recently had a delightful trip

to visit a friend who lives on Cape Cod.

Do you know what that means?




L O B S T E R





You've no idea what a treat 

it is for this Texan to have fresh lobster, and just

in case this "foreigner" needed help eating a lobster dinner,

the place setting came with instructions.  




And all the necessary tools!




The perfect meal!

Fresh Corn on the Cob ~ Green Salad ~ Fresh Lobster





Oh, and I made certain that most of my

lunches out included a lobster roll.  




I have lots of photos to share, so you

can look for more New England delights ahead.

Joining

50 comments:

  1. Well, Sarah, I am a Cape Bretoner, and we know lobster. That looks like a delicious one! Lobster rolls are a treat too.
    Where I come from, this is how we deal with Lobster:
    - go to the wharf and find someone just in from the traps
    -buy the lobsters and take them back to the shack where someone has a pot of water on the boil....or....take them home and boil them
    -once they are cooked, spread newspapers on the table. Collect hammer, nut crackers and picks as well as lots and lots of napkins.
    - no need for melted butter or any sides - just dig in!

    I hope you enjoyed your lobster! On the rare occasion that we are able to get live Atlantic lobster out here we treat them with a little more ceremony - butter, salad, wine and stories of eating lobster the 'right' way down home.

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  2. Mouthwateringly delicious, Sarah, whenever we've visited Maine we've made sure to eat lobster rolls for lunch as often as possible after tasting some of the best with friends from Boothbay.
    Happy M M from Normandy.

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  3. Sarah, I don't think I would ever get tired of eating lobster! Wouldn't it be fun to try every lobster roll on the Cape in the never-ending quest for the best one? I love mine just with lobster meat and a dash of mayo, in a grilled (lots of butter) roll. Your friend's house is gorgeous! I am looking forward to seeing many more photos from your trip. Hopefully the next time you are up this way I will be free to see you! Linda

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  4. Oh, Sarah! Yummy lobster! I love lobster and since we've moved to upstate New York we can buy fresh lobster from New England! We had some Saturday night! I love the little how to eat lobster plate. Can't wait to see more of your trip. How I love New England! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Sarah, I love lobster...I enjoyed a fabulous lobster risotto this past Friday! I will be watching for your Posts on your trip! We are going to New England this September! Thanks for the lovely photos! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  6. Hello, the lobster dinner looks delicious. I like the cute plate. The lobster roll looks yummy too. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  7. Oh how fun for you! Those plates are great and I love the picture of the Cape Cod home! Looking forward to your photos from your visit!

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  8. Oh wow Sarah, you certainly were treated to a feast and I love how the restaurant gives you instructions and tools, so cute. I'm sure it was amazing on the Cape with all the summer buz. I adore that the Cape house. Looking forward to more of your adventure..........

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  9. I lived on Cape Cod many years ago and love it there and yes lobster!!

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  10. My mouth is watering just thinking about lobster on Cape Cod. I love that place!

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  11. Yum! Lucky you ... a trip away from all the heat and LOBSTER! Yeehaw!

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  12. I so miss living in New England for fresh fish and such. We used to go to several outdoor 'clambakes' in Maine each Summer. Those were wonderful evenings complete with fresh lobster and all the trimmings, and lovely sing songs with the staff as we all waited for the pulling of the baked potato which told us the food was cooked and ready to eat. I only ever boiled a lobster once, and that was a struggle placing it into the big pot - never did it again!

    Lovely pix Sarah - glad you enjoyed your trip.
    Mary -

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  13. Love your photos! Happy Monday sweet lady! Hugs, Diane

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  14. Sarah it all looks absolutely delicious! So glad you had a fun trip! Can't wait to see more.;-)

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  15. I will be right here waiting for more..we think that is where we will go next year..it has been too long and I am ppositively charmed every time I go..and where the heck did our lobsters swimm off o this year? None to be found like usual in our stores..craving a lobster roll!

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  16. Sarah, I love the cute lobster plates with instructions and tools. I adore the Cape house with the white picket fence. I am looking forward to more New England delights. I wish I could have joined you! We haven't been back to Martha's Vineyard in four years.

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  17. The food looks fabulous, but I absolute LOVE that dream house.

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  18. Looks like a great trip with the great things Cape Cod has to offer.

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  19. I am salivating looking at your pics, Sarah! Oh how I love those instructional plates! Enjoy your week and I can't wait to see more pics. Have a great week!

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  20. I see you are visiting Phyliss. I enjoyed a visit to her home some years back.
    Nothing like New England lobster, delicious !

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  21. I love lobster too and I loved when I had to travel to Boston. I knew that I would be eating lobster everyday.

    The lobster on the West Coast isn't as good as the Atlantic lobster.

    I am looking forward to see your post on New England.

    Have a great week.

    Mary

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  22. How delicious this looks, Sarah! I love the plates! I've never made lobster but I've had it everywhere from Chicago to Boston.

    I can't wait to hear more about your Cape Cod adventures!

    Jane

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  23. I grew up by the ocean and I don't eat seafood!! And remember, when you are on the Cape, it's LOBSTA! Looks good and can't wait to see more pics!!

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  24. A great selection of photos Sarah & now my mouth is watering for Lobster & it's only 5:25am. Breakfast Lobster perhaps?

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  25. If I ever have the pleasure of going to New England, Sarah, I've vowed to eat lobster every chance I get! I look forward to seeing more pictures of your trip.

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  26. I love lobster and have a favourite place in Florida where they make a delicious lobster roll.

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  27. Hi Sarah, I am so happy you had a wonderful visit to Cape Cod and lobster was so available. A dream vacation/visit. Your photos make me drool. We spent a month in Maine and my husband ate a lot of lobster in so many ways. Me...can't eat it. I am so allergic that one bite of my husbands lobster sent me straight to the hospital unable to breathe. Sigh! It tastes sooooo good. It is the iodine content that does me in. I ate lots of blueberry pie though! LOL.
    Thank you for joining Blue Monday and being so faithful even when I can't visit. I am home from vacation and happy to be here. My sister and I did have an awesome vacation with family though.
    xo, Jeanne

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  28. Ah, a treat for the taste buds and the eyes!! Lobster is a staple around here, I am glad you had a chance to enjoy it!!

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  29. Sarah, I hope you had a wonderful getaway and enjoyed some cooler temperatures along with your lobster! The place setting is adorable!

    P.S. The answer I got from WP support is it seems that Blogger has changed the way it pulls the RSS feed. :( Possibly Blogger support could help with the sidebar? On my end the only option would be to reduce my all images to thumbnail size. I noticed that Kitty went to just a text link.

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  30. Dearest Sarah,
    You no doubt have enjoyed that special lobster meal!
    I've lined up a posting about King Crab Legs where we too use our Rösle Seafood Cracker and Lobster Picks.
    Always loved eating them, even back in The Netherlands were I still remember a beautiful Sea Banquet with my late husband's company. The Chef had done such a great job in preparing and presenting the food.
    Happy for you and looking forward to the other photos.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  31. Lucky you to travel to Cape Cod and especially during our hottest time of the year!
    Everything looks delicious and such a treat too.
    Jemma

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  32. What a fun trip, and I know you enjoyed getting to some cooler weather! I look forward to your posts.

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  33. What a delicious post! I do love lobster on the rare occasions I've had it. Lobster rolls are a real treat.

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  34. Sarah, lucky you. Lobster is such a treat to eat. Making me hungry as I read your post. A getaway and fresh lobster sounds heavenly. I have never been to Cape Cod.. Maybe one day.

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  35. I can't wait to see more mouth watering photos from your trip!! We always went to the Cape right after Labor Day. The crowds were all gone, the rentals were less expensive & the lobsters went to half price! Fond memories for sure. *sigh* I'm glad you were able to go, whatever time of year.

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  36. It looks like an amazing trip, Sarah and I love the lobster eating tips! Happy Wednesday!

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  37. I know you had so much fun! I'm not a lobster eater but when we visit places that have fresh lobster, my husband eats it breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Can't wait to hear more about your wonderful trip.

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  38. We ate lobster in Provincetown and it was so messy. But, it was delicious and I love lobster rolls.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  39. I got to spend a couple of days on Cape Cod in July. Such a charming place. Love lobster/lobster rolls. I can't wait to see what else you share of your trip! I want to go back!!
    :o)
    Cecilia

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  40. Great post. So fun! I love lobster. Your table was great!

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  41. OMG! You were in Cape Coral and you did not see me? It's where I live. The lobster looks yummy!...Christine

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  42. OH YUMMMMM!

    I stayed for 5 days at a friend's home at Cape Cod many years ago -what a fun treat it was to go to the dock and buy lobsters just caught. Honestly - I couldn't believe it happened and can't believe I am fessing up to it - but we ate lobster so much that trip that on the last night I made speghetti with meat sauce, haha. I couldn't eat any more - so rich - so DELICIOUS!

    It's funny, I just went out to dinner and had lobster yesterday - now I want more. Now I want to be at Cape Cod! HAHA! Glad you had fun, can't wait to read more.

    Hugs.

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  43. My food photos never seem to look so good. Everything here looks delicious! Sounds like you had a delightful visit!

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  44. Sarah,
    This brings back memories of visiting my sister when she lived in New England. First in New Hampshire; then in Maine. Even the lobster rolls at MacDonalds were good! The best ones were from a little walk-up shack just as you cross into Kennebunkport from Kennebunk, Maine. Take out orders only; no inside seating or outside seating other than public areas along the waterway connecting to the Atlantic.

    Your photos are fantastic!

    Judith

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  45. That food looks delicious, and how cute is the plate with lobster-eating instructions. I'd love to go to that area of the country. It looks so charming.

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  46. We love lobster and had it for our anniversary!! Joe does make a mean lobster tail---melts in your mouth! I love the house with the white picket fence around it!! So pretty!!
    Thanks for visiting!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  47. Oh how I LOOOOOVE lobster! To have a fresh lobster like that would be heaven to me! I am drooling!

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  48. What a perfect little New England cottage you got a pic of here at the end. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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