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September23rd

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Red Lobster

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This is a sad story about Lobster the Lobster. He doesn’t get a name because it will only create an emotional attachment, and nobody needs that.

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Lobster the Lobster got picked up at Crosby’s fish market in Charleston. He rode home in a luxurious red carrying case that was cushioned and full of ice.

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He went for a swim in the pool with Sister…

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… and then he was treated to a facial and a steam bath.

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And then Lobster the Lobster experienced a beautiful metamorphosis…

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… and became Lobster Cocktail.

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The end.

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LOBSTER AND SHRIMP COCKTAIL
2 one and a half pound live Maine lobsters
1 1/2 pounds fresh shrimp
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 jalapeno pepper, roughly chopped
Sea salt to taste
Old Bay seasoning to taste

Fill a large pot about 3 inches high with water. Bring to a boil, then add lemon juice, jalapeno, salt, and Old Bay. Add lobsters and cover pot. Cook for 13 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes, until shrimp are just cooked through and lobster shells have turned bright red. Plunge immediately in an ice bath and allow to chill, about 30 minutes. Serve with cocktail sauce.

Hannah

1 Comment

  • Comment by Chad Greulach — September 26, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

    This is your best yet, Hannah. Dinner with a story. Love it.

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