My Easter lobster didn’t work out as planned. The approximately 1 1/2 oz. of meat I was able to extract, however, was absolutely delicious.
My sister had invited me for dinner but I had anticipated staying at home because I had already planned my lobster feast. Even though I didn’t get together with my family, we had a pre-dinner Zoom call.
I salted and heavily seasoned the boiling water with Old Bay. I melted my butter and made broccoli. Earlier I had thawed a slice of my favorite low carb coconut cake (not exactly keto; I double the frosting and use that for filling to reduce the carb count somewhat).
I boiled the lobster and set the table for my special dinner. I had only cooked tails before, never a whole lobster. It was so hard getting meat out of this thing. A chunk came out when I got to the tail, which I savored, but the rest of it was way more work than it was worth.
I had to thaw a chicken quarter because I was definitely still hungry. The chicken was about as rubbery as you would expect and not all that tasty. But at least I got full. And the cake was nice. Oh well.
I started eating smoked brats pretty frequently. They became my go-to when I didn’t feel like cooking. As you’ll see in later posts, I now realize how high the carb count is. Depending on the brand, there can be up to 5 gms per brat.
I still plan to eat brats since I bought a few packages. During weeks when I am doing alternate day fasting, particularly if combined with OMAD (one meal a day), I figure I can afford the extra carbs. I may have to freeze one pack, or have a cookout.
April 12-18, 2020: Daily Food Journal