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Moving to the East Coast has absolutely spoiled me when it comes to seafood. Cheap and abundant fresh high-quality seafood is available from the back of a truck on the side of the road to the supermarket. One peculiarity of the Halifax Airport is a store where they sell fresh lobster (Clearwater). One can buy as many fresh lobsters as desired, and they will pack it away in cardboard box to transfer to your destination. It makes for a great gift and a fun supper!

When I visited my family in NYC, I decided the thing to bring was live lobster (my teenage twin cousins had never had the opportunity to savour this delicacy!). So as per Halifax Airport tradition, I carried six lobsters through customs to the USA (you know, airport security is a little bit odd – they will not let you through with a pair of sharp scissors but will wave you through jokingly with live crustaceans…)

We boiled up the lobster, put on the tacky lobster bibs, and dove right in to our delicious feast. The unanimous verdict was that the Nova Scotian lobsters were divine (although my Aunt suggested maybe next time I should introduce my cousins to a less expensive taste?)

Our beautifully set table!

Lobster Supper

1 live lobster per person
Large pots of heavily salted water
Lemon juice
Baguette and Salad

Bring the large pots of heavily salted water to a boil. Quickly emerge the live lobsters into the pots of water, and cook for 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile melt the butter and mix with lemon juice.

Serve the lobster still warm with baguette and salad. Best eaten with lobster bibs and great company!

– Catherine


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