St. Valentine, Lobster, &c.

If you know your saintly history, you know that one story of Saint Valentine indicates that he was given sainthood after being beheaded for performing marriages during a time when they were forbidden by Roman law (an anti-family thing intended to build up the Roman army).  This weekend I murdered three 2.5 pound Maine lobsters in a display of love and affection channelled through food.  A not-so-original feast directed toward the beautiful woman who I have celebrated on at least 25 consecutive Valentine’s Days, my best friend, Laura Brown.  As luck would have it, we ate only two of the lobsters for dinner Saturday nite.

What does one do with a “leftover” lobster?  Make what is probably the second most consumed dish in Maine, the Lobster Roll.  One of the simplest and tastiest dishes known to Maineiacs.   

From Big ‘Dawg Eats

Hot Dog buns

Roughly chopped lobster meat

Mayo

Minced celery

Ground White Pepper

Mix the lobster, mayo, celery, and white pepper to taste and consistency together in a bowl, place in the fridge for an hour, then serve on buttered and lightly toasted hot dog buns.

Garnish with minced parsley, as long as you aren’t too focused on the beheading St. Valentine, otherwise, you might completely chop off the end of your thumb into the parsley.  Thanks be to God for helping me hold back just enough to skeet blood across the kitchen island, while leaving the finger attached.

From Big ‘Dawg Eats

The shells also make an excellent stock for soups, consomme, or lobster mashed potatoes.

From Big ‘Dawg Eats

MAB

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