Here we are for another week of Wanderfood Wednesday kindly hosted by Wanderlust and Lipstick.
I think most of us crave foods from home when we are traveling or living in another country. One of mine was satisfied recently…………………………
Last week I was at the Costco here in Daejeon, and I saw that they had a fairly large seafood display set-up. What I could see from a distance were large crabs. I like crab, but unless it’s the king crab legs, not worth the cost (in my opinion). However, I could see something else that I knew was not crab, and I thought I knew what it was. I got to the display, and I almost did a jig (we do like to do that from time to time in Nova Scotia). They had LOBSTER, and not just any lobster but NOVA SCOTIA LOBSTER. I really hope that I didn’t drool on the display glass. I went lobster shopping. They had 3 sizes…..all with different claw bands. Of course, I was looking for a good size. Not necessarily the biggest, but not the smallest. Next was the price. I held my breath, but was VERY pleasantly surprised……………only 15,0000 (about 16.00U.S). The lobster lady wrapped it up nicely and I was on my way.
Now, the further I got away from lobster heaven the more I got to thinking “Why did I only buy ONE?”. It was so cheap. I have paid more for a lobster in Nova Scotia. Of course I went back and chose another. For about $30.00 I had the makings of a nice little feed of lobster.
I decided to have them the next day. I had to plan the rest of the fixings. Now, I am one of those people that really just likes lobster with my lobster. However, I decided to buy some butter and a French baguette. That was it, All I was really interested in was Mr. and Ms. Lobster.
I WAS NOT disappointed. The lobster meat was moist and flavorful. There was no guessing that I was eating REAL NOVA SCOTIA LOBSTER. I savored each and every morsel. I let the juice run down my arms.
The one surprise was all of the roe in their tails. They were full of roe (which is very tasty). I talked to my dad the next day, and told him about my little feast and asked him about the roe. He was VERY SURPRISED. Apparently, the lobsters with the roe have to be thrown back. Looks like instead of doing that the fisherman are sending them off to Korea. I am sure the Koreans would consider the roe a delicacy.
Roe or no roe, my lobster were OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS!!!