As I mentioned a few days ago, last weekend I was up in Provincetown, MA with the Turk on the Cape. We relaxed and cooked some amazing meals! And it only feels right to share some good old fashioned food porn with ya! (Do not read this post on an empty stomach!)
These fabulous meals included:
An amazing mushroom risotto with caranoli rice (the highest quality rice for risotto). This was probably one of the best risotto we’ve ever made and consumed!
We found a fondue set so of course made a ridiculous fondue with a Swiss, Gouda and cheddar mix served with toasted bread and kielbasa.
We grilled a selection of meats and chicken and veggies kebabs. The lamb chops we prepared were amazing!
And of course, we ate at some great restaurants in town as well….
But the highlight of the weekend may have been preparing lobster at home! Now I will admit out of all the meals we had, our lobster was not the most delicious (though still great!). But ultimately the experience of cooking live lobsters elevated this meal!
I, for one, was fascinated by them when we brought them home from the grocery store. I could have stared at them for hours! But of course I was hungry so in the pot you go! The Turk and I did quite well actually transporting them from the bag to the pot… It was kind of nerve-wracking holding them as they squirmed, but totally awesome at the same time!
We saw several accounts of how log to cook them but went with roughly 10 minutes. Our lobster was not perfectly cooked, but pretty damn close for a first time. Plus now the Turk and I can compete on Masterchef and be confident in holding a live lobster and cooking it! (Anything that gets me closer to Gordon Ramsay… Am I right ladies?).
We served our lobsters with some red potatoes, corn on the cob and a little clarified butter (with some Champagne to celebrate). Lobster bibs as we found are actually a necessity… It got a little messy… And a lobster cracker and tiny forks make all the difference!
We devoured them pretty quickly, after a short little “how to eat a lobster” tutorial (as I am a lobster eating master!).
Now, I can cross making lobster at home off my culinary bucklist! We are pretty impressive! All in all, it was a great foodie weekend. Can’t wait to go back!