Thursday, February 23, 2012

Maine Lobster..Just For The Cull Of It

So two evenings ago I am scrolling thru our satellite TV menu of hardly ever anything to watch channels, and I settle on one of the cooking shows whose main (e) ingredient was Maine lobster. Well it sort of lit my fuse..Here I am living on the coast of  Maine, immersed (so to speak) in lobster culture. My Dad having fished for them 

and two nephews presently fishing for them, although not in February. And I can't drive 5 miles without coming across some reminder of lobster..lobster..lobster....
So since it was Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent and part of that means abstaining from meat, and with the lobster thing still lingering in my mind, off I go to the local lobster pound to peruse.

Once there I find a wicked good deal on culls at $5.99 per lb. Total bill $11.98,  you do the math. And for those of you who may not know, a cull is a lobster with only one paw.

 At the pound they have a huge oil fired brick boiler which they keep boiling away every day and which is exactly where my bad boy found himself  for 20 minutes.  Next stop, my fridge for a chilling and then assembly.
Now I like my lobster meat bedded down in a regular old toasted hot dog fancy flax seeded wheat or  saffron buns or Pain de Provence for me. The simpler the better.

(Image stolen from Google but ours was very close to this)
 You get the picture but I got the lobster and am ready for more...

Speaking of bad boys..check out this behemoth caught recently just down the coast from me. That's something you could really sink your teeth into...

Maine State Aquarium Director Aimee Hayden-Rodriques holds a 27-pound, nearly 40-inch long, lobster caught by Robert Malone off the coast of Maine near Rockland on Feb. 17, 2012. The aquarium named the crustacean Rocky but now Rocky , having been released, is once more free to do his part in advancing his species.


  1. Let's cook that baby up!!! I claw would be enough for me!! ONLY JOKING!

  2. Yes indeed we could feed the entire family on that critter..

  3. Saw today on the news that they were going to let him go! Catch and release at its finest!

  4. Yes we do that here in Maine Trey..although we can always dream..

  5. cant waight for lobstering to start first of may

  6. from Dave..webber

  7. I saw that big guy on the news here.
    Great looking lobster roll, and I agree keep it simple.

  8. Hi Brk Trt..The authorities released him today so he can fulfill his paternal duties.. I hope he doesn't wander off to New Brunswick or New Hampshire where he is fair game for the cooker..thanks for stopping by

  9. That's a little bigger than the crawdads I catch here...That lobster roll looks awesome!

  10. Hey Casey..just a tad bigger and very unusual even for Maine!

  11. I just came across you Lenten meal of lobster post, so it's probably too late to save you, but we knew that anyway....
    Leviticus 11:9-12 says:
    9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
    10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
    11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
    12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

    Deuteronomy 14:9-10 says:
    9 These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:
    10 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.