The adventures with my DIY lightbox continue! This time, it’s all about playing with food. A friend mentioned that Fresh Direct was carrying beautiful lobsters for cheap ($7/lb) thanks to a supply glut. I’ll happily play my part in correcting the supply imbalance by consuming my share of these creatures.
They arrived live and I was feeling squeamish about cooking them. It didn’t help that I was also watching them crawl about on the plate as I was photographing them. My husband isn’t a big lobster fan and for the longest time I couldn’t figure out how anyone could turn down a well-prepared lobster dish. They’re fantastic simply steamed with some drawn butter or you could fuss them up a little and add them to pastas, risottos, etc. Last night he told me that once, as a kid, he was allowed to play with some live lobsters right before dinner time. His mum then took the kids out for a little walk as dad prepared dinner. From playtime pet to dinner plate. Hmm, perhaps that had something to do with why he doesn’t have much of a preference for them. Oh well – more for me. Glad I don’t have the same qualms!