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In Food on September 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Two years ago this weekend, my sister, Claire, moved to Los Angeles. And so we thought it was time to celebrate by murdering some lobsters. I’m completely embarrassed to admit this, but I’d never tried this at home before because I was sure I couldn’t handle hearing the lobsters “screaming” in the pot. Of course the rest of you know that they don’t make a peep, not to mention that—like insects—they don’t have brains and can’t feel a bloody thing. But I digress. Back to our lovely little guys…

We picked up a few at Santa Monica Seafood for about $15/pound, which sounded almost reasonable until I had lunch today with my friend Zinzi, who just got back from Maine where they were under $4/pound. I would eat lobster every single day if I lived in Maine. Provided my husband was there to help with these little snappers. On Sunday night he did the honors of transferring the lobsters to the pot to steam for about 15 minutes. It’s like a mad science experiment watching them turn to coral red.

Now through the end of November is prime lobster season, so get ’em while they’re hot (i.e., cheap, in lobster terms). Oh, look! One just crawled onto my plate…