Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Lobster is back on the menu!

It has been more than two months since we have had that sweet, rich, succulent taste of lobster on our lips.  While we were in Baja we visited several places looking for the tasty yet illusive spiny lobster. We did find a few while we were in Isla San Marcos but none since, and it was not for a lack of trying.

However, here in Tenacatita we decided to take an evening stroll along the rocky coastline to see what might be lurking below in the dark of the night.  I was not extremely hopeful as we headed out for many reasons.  One of which is that we are in a very popular anchorage and other cruisers have similar pallets.  As soon as I was in the water and searching it was apparent that there were two major road blocks...a big surge and hundreds upon thousands of long, black, spiny urchins.  Just as you move down toward a rock or ledge you find yourself being pushed into it with  an oncoming swell.  It was a little sketchy.

Sketchy or not, we managed to bring home four nice bugs.  Tonight we feast.  Let me paint the picture for you.  The tails are split in half down the middle of the shell. The rich, white meat is basted with garlic butter and then placed on the bbq, shell up, meat down.  A few minutes later when there is a slight braising you turn the shells over and baste again, allowing the garlic butter to run down through the meat and then settle to the bottom of the shell, the succulent lobster meat now boiling in the bastings.  Only a few minutes more then they will grace our plates aside fresh vegetables grilled and sauted and poured over pasta.  Yes, that should do it.  I hope you enjoyed our meal with us here aboard SV Liahona.  Until next time...

SV Liahona
Bret and Marne

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