Maine Lobsters

Let's call this tent camping hair.
Ok, I have no idea why I should be writing to you about these things, but when I look at pictures of these bright red, rock hard, beach bodies, I can’t help myself.


As an FYI, I have harbored a life-long dislike of seafood that I have recently fought against with the tenacity of a salty old sea captain. Check out my Fish Fears post for a full run down.

My trip to Maine last week resulted in a huge break through. Sign after sign advertised lobster rolls and lobster stew, steam lobsters and boiled. The sea I gazed upon was full of lobster pots with their innocuous buoys floating on the surface of the water. It was a complete set up.

This lady is loading lobsters into a wood fuel steamer- come now- my food loving soul could not fight the power any longer. The state of Maine demanded that I like lobster before I crossed the border back into New Hampshire- and gosh darn it the state got its way.

Sweet, rich, and sometimes chewy, Zack and I shared bits of those $6.50 a pound sea roaches with finger tips slicked in drawn butter. Until that moment, I never understood the phrase “sweet surrender”. How sweet it was though- how sweet it was.

Broken down and rebuilt becoming a gourmand by coercion and force- click here to have Traveling Taste Buds delivered to your email for free.

  



10 comments:

  1. I didn't even try seafood until I was in my 30's - I just assumed I wouldn't like it!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  2. Well Devon, welcome to the lobster-lovers club....you are now one of us! And Maine is certainly the best place to try lobster first! Wish I could have been there with you!

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  3. Good to see you back! I just love seafood, always have Lobster is my most favorite!

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  4. Devon! So happy to see you again! I've missed you! I love your picture where you're "doing the lobster dance" :) Looks like a great vacation and some great food!

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  5. Devon:

    My father couldn't eat salt water fish but could eat freshwater. I'm just the opposite. I get sick eating freshwater fish, but have no problem with saltwater.

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  6. Mmm... those lobsters sure look amazing!

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  7. I'm pescetarian; I'm the total opposite. But good for you for going outside of your comfort zone in the food department. I'm always a supporter of that. Keep it up.

    Also, I love your tent camping hair.

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  8. I just got back from a trip to Maine and I was amazed at the many different dishes they managed to stuff lobster into. I had lobster rolls, lobster bisque, lobster nachos, lobster pizza and lobster ice cream. They even had lobster at the fast food restaurant Arby's! Proof at my blog: http://jeffowick.blogspot.com/2011/05/culinary-adventures-in-maine.html

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