New Years Eve is always a quiet affair at our home.
and Champagne.Our tradition for over 30 years. One of our local grocery stores brings in lobsters from the east coast and sells them for $10.95 per lobster. I pre-ordered five live lobsters and picked them up yesterday morning before heading to work. The lobsters were suppose to be one pounders. I weighed them and each lobster was between 1.2 to 1.6 pounds.
Lobsters are easy to prepare. Steamed more than boiled. I have a huge pot that I put about 3 inches of water in, add salt and bring to a boil. The lobsters go in head first and take about 12 minutes to cook.
Once the lobsters are cooked, I separate the tails from the body and cut them in half, remove the and legs and claws and crack them to make it easier to remove the meat . The lobsters cool off as they are being cut up so I put them on a steamer rack,back into the pot and steam them for a minute or two just long enough to reheat. Served with clarified butter, seasoned with a garlic clove, and lemon wedges on the side.