Every day, I thank the sweet Heavens for this place I call home. Within a 20 minute drive I can procure some of the freshest seafood imaginable. Shrimp, crabs, fish, oysters, clams – even lobsters. And, I don’t go to some fancy supermarket to get them. Most of places I go to buy my seafood are little run-down shacks, ran by the waterman themselves.

Seaside Lobsters in Atlantic, VA is one of those places. They’re only open a few afternoons a week, but there’s nothing like having Jon stop on his way home from work to pick up a couple of big lobsters to have for dinner, for around $25. They run about $8 a pound, which is unbelievably reasonable. They also often have “culls” or one-clawed lobsters for even less, around $6 a pound. Which are great for recipes that just include meat – lobster rolls, anyone?

Needless to say, I love to support my local waterman. Those guys are out there working in the blistering cold and heat – all year long, to put food on our tables. The Eastern Shore wouldn’t be what it is today without them, as so much of our local economy relies on the seafood industry – and has for hundreds of years.

Steamed lobster couldn’t be easier, or more special. It’s a perfect decadent dinner for a special evening like Christmas or New Year’s. And, it takes only 20 minutes to cook. Paired with simple sides like a baked potato and salad – a meal like this gives you more time to spend with the family around the Christmas tree, and not in the kitchen slaving over a stove.

3 Comments

  1. JAMIE
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 1:25 PM | Permalink

    Soooooooo envious!

  2. Posted December 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM | Permalink

    I’m so jealous of your location right now. Your lobster looks delish!

  3. Posted December 10, 2012 at 9:13 AM | Permalink

    these have got to be the most perfect steamed lobsters I’ve ever seen – and I live in Baltimore where every single restaurant you go into serves up such perfection. Yours have them all beat. It’s such a luxurious treat to have for dinner – and now I am rethinking what to make for a special date night I have planned. :)

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