Thursday, August 20, 2009

King Crab Legs in the Lobster Gram Test Kitchen

Today we decided to cook up some King Crab Legs in the Lobster Gram Test kitchen.
Our King Crab Legs rock for many reasons. Here are my personal top three reasons for loving this king crab.

1)The are already cooked. Just thaw, rinse and heat.
2)Heating consists of boiling water, and tossing them in for 2 minutes...it's a snap.
3)The legs are ENORMOUS. Full claws, thick legs...TONS of meat.

So with the opportunity presented, I decided to take some pictures to share with you.

Makes ya hungry just looking at it doesn't it?
Well, that's all for today folks...going to be making Rosemary Shrimp Skewers over the weekend, so keep your eyes peeled for a new video recipe!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Help Lobster Gram Pick The Recipes for It's 2010 Cooking Manual

It's that time of year again folks! Lobster Gram is gearing up to release it's new 2009-2010 Catalog and Cooking Manual! This is where we need your help!
Which recipes would you like to see published in the new 2009-2010 Cooking Manual?
Here are your options!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Campfire Lobster, Ren Fair and Big Foot

Good morning foodies. I hope everyone had a great weekend. My weekend was...fun for the most part. Camping didn't go too well Friday night, and if it was not for the meal, it would have been a complete and total disaster. Why do you ask??? The venue. I had never been camping in Illinois before, and now I know exactly why that is. So I'll give you guys a short run down of what it is and why you should avoid it like the plague.
Location:Chain O' Lakes State Park, Spring Grove Illinois
Camping Site Summary- No separation of sites, no trees between sites. Absolutely no privacy, peace or quite to be found anywhere near the camping location.
"Quite Hours" are supposed to begin at 10pm. No big deal...if it were enforced. Come 10pm, they are STILL letting people into the camping area to find a campsite, and that means they first drive around the camping area about 5 times with their high beams on to blind everyone and try to pick out the best site left. Once the campers are fully blinded and the late arrivals have found their site, they begin setting up...at 11pm! That means listening to couples fighting as they struggle to build shelter in the dark and air compressors filling up inflatable mattresses well past midnight. This place got so full and loud, you would swear we were tailgating a Bears game instead of camping. I'm going to write this place a strongly worded letter as to why I will never camp in my home state again. And for anyone looking to camp in Illinois, AVOID CHAIN O LAKES!
Anyway...about the meal. If it were not for the PHENOMENAL meal I prepared for us, the night would have been a total waste. But when Lobster Gram Surf & Turf is on your dinner plate, it's hard to let anything bother you too much. The preparation was very easy, and both myself and the boy agreed that this was the most flavorful, tender lobster we had ever enjoyed, and I was heartily congratulated for having the ability to prepare something as finicky as lobster on something as uneven as a camp fire. I regret not trying this any sooner. So without further ado, Here is how I prepared Lobster tails on the camp fire with pictures :)


Seriously...if you guys ever get the chance to make lobster on a camp fire...take it! You won't regret it.
Aside from Lobster pictures, I took just a few more to share my weekend with you guys!

And lastly....something completely and totally unrelated to food in any capacity... I caught proof of Big Foot at Ren Fair.
Here is the video to prove it.
video