With the alarm set for 4:30 a.m. yesterday Finn had his bag packed for a day on the lobster boat. He was grumpy for about a minute upon waking up but then rallied in typical Finn fashion for a day of work.
After some Fortnight and a quick nap on the steam out, it was time to haul.
Nice work, Finn. Growing up salty.
Kate’s been away living the dream in Punta Cana at Hard Rock.
I didn’t have a plan for dinner and just needed to get to bed asap after work so bringing lobsters home was the plan.
So just having a couple small lobsters I took a casserole dish with glass top, poured a little water in the bottom and placed the glass top on and let it rip in the microwave for one minute to warm up the water before placing the lobsters in.
8 minutes covered in the microwave and they came out perfectly.
Then I took the dish out, drained the hot water out and filled it up with an ice bath.
Ten minutes later, perfectly ready to shuck .
Best part was how easy the clean up was. A couple of swipes with soap on the sponge and it was so fresh and so clean clean.
Goddamn they were delicious.
“Building on the success of its Gloucester Fresh seafood branding campaign, the city of Gloucester plans to apply the same formula to help brand and market Massachusetts lobster to lobster lovers the world over. Couldn’t happen in a better place.”- Sean Horgan
Link to article in today’s Gloucester Daily Times by Sean Horgan with photos by Mike Springerand lots of lobster numbers “Gloucester hopes catch can claw its way to top: Push on to brand, market Massachusetts Lobster”
Horgan wrote about the Seaport Economic Council award announcements August 15th, City Wins $110,000 promote its fish, lobster “We’re really excited about the attention the program is getting,” said Sal Di Stefano, the city’s economic development director and its point man on the Gloucester Fresh campaign. “This was just a concept a few years ago and now it’s an internationally recognized brand. We’re really proud of that.”
Photographing shorebirds early today and this Homie arrives on the scene, loudly announcing his catch. Before I could turn on my movie camera, he swallowed the whole lobster, in one big gulp! You could see the sharp edges of the lobster as it went down his gullet. I predict a Homie with a tummy ache.
The tremendous variety of seaweed currently covering Pebble Beach captures a wealth of sustenance for migrating shorebirds (and Homies).
Sanderlings, Sandpipers, Semiplamated Plovers, and one Snowy Egret at Pebble Beach today, September 12, 2017.
Isabella and Rose
These two young Entrepreneurs on Commercial Street compete to help with their college, selling lobsters, crabs, clams and bait.
The business is called Lobster Wharf.
The New England Aquarium pegs the odds of getting one at 1 in 30 million. Read the article here