Raise your hand if you know what this is…except don’t really raise your hand. That would be silly. And ridiculous.
Actually? Raise your hand if you know what this is.
How about now?
And if you already knew from the first picture start saying, “OOoh! Oooh! I know, I know!” like a little kid in elementary school.
What you are seeing here is one of my favoritest foods ever.
Lobster tails, more accurately.
Two of them.
Thaz what I’m talkin bout. Good eats right there yo.
This was my first time tackling cooking lobster myself – and my first time cooking something so… blatantly animal-y?
Fish fillets, headless shrimp… I’ve dealt with those but never anything with this much exo-skeleton (though I’ve happily ate my fair share for sure).
I wondered if this may bother me – being that I have strong vegan sensibilities that just do not apply in my heart and mind when it comes to fish and other sea animals. *shrug*
Moving parts, people.
Parts that used to move.
I’m not going to zoom in on that one. Don’t worry.
Are you grossed out?
Because before I cooked them I spend time really checking them out like this.
I’ve wanted to test my meddle for a longtime– get up close and personal with the whole process of my consumption of flesh. This brings me one step closer to the actual killing part.
I have to say….it didn’t bother me one bit. All I kept thinking was “Yum” the whole time and it felt completely natural to me.
Especially this part:
I made those!
I did pretty well for my first time. I chose to steam them and seasoned them with a shake of Old Bay and a toss of parsley.
Then I took pictures to post on the internets and write about that time I cooked lobster tails. Normal.
Then I ate them like a fat kid eats cake. <—gasp! #dealwithit
Pescatarian for life! For now.
Next up is catching my own fish and once I get a SCUBA license I’ll be down there with a tickle stick and a net. Insert nervous smile –> here <—.
- Did you know it was lobster?
- On a scale of 1-10 … 10 being “Never coming back to this chick’s blog EVER” and 1 being “ I’m jealous when can I come over *drool” how grossed out are you?
- If you eat the flesh of animals what are your thoughts on killing, hunting, skinning…….etc. for yourself? Could you do it?