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Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat!

Lobster vs. Lobster 
 
May 26, 2010 10:40 am 
Updated: Jun. 3, 2010 5:15 am

Yep,  we had some dueling lobster dishes for dinner last night! T caught three gigantic lobsters the other day, and we invited some friends to the boat to share with us. I had bought some pie crusts on sale to make pot pie, so my dish was Lobster Pot Pie. Thanks to all on the recipe exchange who offered suggestions for the sauce. I ended up making a mornay, and mixed it with carrots, red potatoes, creamed corn, and leg meat from the lobster, which I think is the sweetest. Longtime readers may remember my old post "Lobster Popcorn", where I talk about the best way to get the meat from the legs...put them in a tupperware with a little water and put the lid on. Microwave maybe 30 seconds, the meat steams and ideally, bursts out of the shell like popcorn!
This is just a few legs from one of the lobsters...and this is the meat after it was steamed...

To think- before we learned the trick of the Lobster Popcorn, we just threw out the legs!
T wanted to make a more traditional lobster boil, with carrots, corn, and potatoes. Look at the size of these tails- with the beer bottle placed for scale!
We had an informal bet as to which dish was preferred by the guests. I was hoping to score some "awww..." points with my cut outs on the top crust!
We served the pie as an appetizer and T set the veggies to boil with a packet of Crab Boil seasoning
And the lobster is added last
Don't these veggies look great?
Though I hate to admit, I believe his lobster dish won crowd favorite...I think mine was just forgotten about once the boil was served! Lots of leftover vegetables which went into the crockpot this morning for lobster bisque for dinner.
I love when T catches lobster or fish because it's free! We served 6 people two different dishes with leftovers for $13 !
Before I forget, here is a photo of my tortilla press as requested by witchy woman in my last post...however, the handle just broke off so we are on the lookout for a new one. A friend bought the same one and his handle broke of too, so I can't recommend this brand (Benecasa).
Thanks for stopping by, hope everyone has a great day!
 
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MK! 
May 26, 2010 11:15 am
mmm looks great!! You are so lucky to have super fresh lobster and a husband to catch it for you!!
 
May 26, 2010 11:30 am
OMG! They both look so good! What a treat to have fresh lobster!
 
May 26, 2010 12:18 pm
What a nice dinner! Everything looks amazing?
 
May 26, 2010 12:19 pm
Sorry I meant to use "!".
 
May 26, 2010 1:09 pm
Great blog!! We get lobster all the time...but its never free! Your tip about how to get the meat out of the kegs sounds great! We never bothered with them much...thanks! Great pics too ;)
 
May 26, 2010 1:44 pm
Oh wow, great pictures & I don't even like lobster!
 
njmom 
May 26, 2010 1:57 pm
looks awesome Barb! we would love to catch and eat lobster like that!
 
May 26, 2010 6:08 pm
Thanks for the great tip on getting meat out of the legs! When the DH and I go sailing he always catches lobster but we never knew what to do with the legs- I can't wait to try out the tip!
 
May 26, 2010 9:50 pm
I just wish I could taste this as I'm licking the screen. Great job on the pot pie Barb. And yes, those are some big @ss tails.
 
May 27, 2010 5:28 am
*wiping drool off my chin* WOW!! I would have been a sucker for the pie, but everything looks so good! I could have easily eaten myself in to misery here. Yumm!
 
May 27, 2010 5:52 am
We are booking the trip, Barbara!! Thanks for posting that picture, now I know what to look for!!! YUMMY!! We love lobster!!
 
May 27, 2010 10:19 am
I have a little tortilla press, but it's metal. Makes tiny little tortillas, though. Does he use masa harina, or regular flour?
 
May 27, 2010 12:09 pm
As usual I am terribly jealous. On the upside your blog is always a treat!
 
May 27, 2010 12:56 pm
thanks! to MAGDIEGO, he uses regular flour (can't find corn flour here), but adds just a bit of corn meal for texture.
 
May 29, 2010 8:22 am
I am so envious. I have never cooked a lobster myself!
 
Regina Falangy 
Jun. 3, 2010 5:15 am
Barbara, masa harina flour is available @ Plaza Extra. I have five pounds if you find a new press! David
 
 
 
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Barbara K

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I live on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands with a tiny fridge, so there is no room for leftovers. I love the ingredient search on this site...I never waste anything! It's very expensive to live here, so we do a menu challenge-trying to spend less than $15 a day on food.
My favorite things to cook
I am a jewelry designer and work for myself, so I have the flexibility to make time-consuming or complicated meals, but I usually end up making something quick and easy or using the slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oyster dressing is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I keep Grandma's handwritten recipe and follow it exactly.
My cooking triumphs
My very first turkey for my husband! It's called a Black Turkey, and the best I've ever had!
My cooking tragedies
There was a Key Lime Pie that we do not talk about!
 
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