There’s nothing I appreciate and adore more than a labor of love. For Valentine’s Day, David made us lobster, which was a first for both of us. Both lobsters were subdued from a few hours of hibernation in the refrigerator, so the whole process of getting them cleaned and ready to steam was quite simple. However, it was the actual steaming that was hard to watch and presented a few “obstacles.” For future endeavors, we will need to find a pot that is tall enough to leave at least five inches of room between the lobster and the lid. A few moments after turning on the burner, one lobster was able to push open the lid with his claw, thereby compromising our perfect steam, but it was a valiant effort on the part of Mr. Lobster. A close eye and even some physical pressure was kept on the lid for most of the cook time after that, but the results were perfect. While I don’t condone the death of any crustacean by way of slow steam, I also don’t forgo the chance at a delicious meal.
P.S. I love his macaroni salad, and it’s basically a Valentine’s Day tradition to eat a heaping amount of it.