Now that we are again facing the cold winter months, our minds are turning toward the food that can keep us warm when we’re home with our families at night. There are many great traditional options to keep us warm. Many people enjoy baking, as it fills their house with inviting aromas, and the warmth of the oven. Many others enjoy stews and casseroles, in order to warm from within. But there are other meals that you can have that, while untraditional, are still warm and inviting in the cold winter months, like a lobster bake!
It is likely that you’re wondering why a summer sounding dish like a lobster bake would be prepared in the winter? Part of the allure of the lobster bake is its ties to sun and surf. While the wind and snow blow outside, you can enjoy the smells and tastes of a warm summer day, right in your home. And lobster is such an easy meal to prepare and share that you can enjoy this respite from the cold with friends and family, giving them a taste of summer as well.
It is true that in the past it would have been a lot of work to find all of the lobster you would need for a great midwinter lobster bake. Most grocery stores don’t even carry lobster in the winter. Those that do most likely wouldn’t have enough for all of the friends and family that you would want to invite. And the lobsters that you would find would be tough, old, and over priced. But now, you can easily order fresh lobster online, saving yourself the trouble of looking, and the expense.
What are you going to need for your lobster bake? For starters, you will need your fresh live lobsters, of course! How large your lobsters should be depends on the type of event that you will be having. If you plan to have a small gathering, where everyone is enjoying their own lobster, than a one pound lobster per person is a great idea. If you want to enjoy a more classic place setting, then two to three pound lobsters shared per couple, or enjoyed as claws and tails only, is a great solution.
If you want to give a full lobster bake experience, you can easily add vegetables to the water from the boiling pot, giving them the delicious taste of lobster stock. Potatoes, carrots and onions make great additions to your meal. For those who like surf and turf together, new york strip steak is an excellent addition to your menu, sure to please even the pickiest of eaters among you. It’s a great way to round out an already excellent seafood meal.
When you’re ready to shake off those winter blues and bring a little summer back into your life, try throwing a lobster bake for family and friends. They won’t expect it, and you’ll be happy that you were able to bring some sunshine into the darkest winter. And with easy online ordering, and the one pot nature of the meal, it couldn’t be easier.