Monday, 5 October 2009

Decadence

A friend turned up at my flat on Saturday with this little beasty, picked up from F. C. Soper in Nunhead. I was beside myself with excitement.

A quick split down the middle, a few bashes with a spanner (I had nothing else), and several minutes spraying myself with lobster viscera later...

With some freshly baked bread, butter, truffle mayonnaise, and a wodge of lemon made for a perfect dinner.

16 comments:

Helen said...

YUMMERS! I can't remember the last time I ate a lobster. Been meaning to get to Soper's for ages too.

Deptford Dame said...

Nice! They often sell them at the Codfather's in Deptford too, steaming hot freshly cooked.

Food Urchin said...

Blimey that's a big 'un. Did your friend walk it in on a leash or was the lobster already cooked?

Su-Lin said...

Gorgeous! I saw some ready cooked lobsters (and crayfish!) the other day at the South Ken farmers' market and am now tempted...

mathildescuisine said...

Wow, you finally found the perfectway to enjoy your lobster! Looks delicious .. i'm craving for seafood at the moment!

Caitlin said...

Delicious! Last time I cooked one, it was on a camp stove and it was really hard to get the water boiling. I still worry I gave it a slow, agonising death. It tasted good though.

Ben said...

Nice touch. Must go back to that fishmonger. Very good.

LexEat said...

It's grey, cold and rainy and yet all I want to eat is that lobster!

Ollie said...

What a perfect dinner. His claws look very meaty.

Helen @ World Foodie Guide said...

I like your friend! Now that my parents are here in London for the month, I hope my dad will make me lobster with ginger and spring onion...

ginger@dinnerdiary.org said...

We're having a lobster night with some friends soon and I can't wait. They have lots of interesting things planned but I'm going to push for some cooked simply like this too, looks great.

colehillkitchen said...

wow he looks like one scrummy lobster!! souds like your meal was perfection in simplicity!!
p.s whoever your friend is, don't ever lose touch with them if they bring treats like this over!! :-)

TheFastestIndian said...

Lordy- makes the lobster I had last month look like a prawn.

Lizzie said...

Helen - Yes, I've been meaning to get there too. Apparently they have a very impressive selection.

Deptford Dame - thanks for your comment. I've never been to Codfathers (what a great name!) but will make a point to do so this weekend.

FU - Ha! It was already cooked when he brought it round.

Su-Lin - I highly recommend it. Such a wonderfully simple dinner.

Mathilde - I always crave seafood too, it was a welcome treat.

Caitlin - oh no! poor thing. Still...delicious...

Ben - We have some gems around us, don't we? I must make more effort.

LexEat - the shells were boiled up to make a lovely fragrant lobster stock; perfect for this autumnal weather.

Ollie - they were... I managed to extract them whole.

Helen YLP - Oooh sounds delicious!

Ginger - I think simple is best with treats like these, to let the real flavours shine through.

Colehill - Yes, my friends are definitely keepers :)

Fastest Indian - I should have found out where it was from really, it was a beast!

Naimah said...

i could never really get into lobster -- such a shame! the truffle mayonnaise sounds heaven though. glad you enjoyed your supper! :o) Naimah

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Food.By Mark. said...

Mmm. Lobster. That's what I'm going to try and have for dinner in Manchester tonight.