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Pinchy – a story of two meals – Part 1

October 26, 2010
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Time to interrupt Japan posts for something else!

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Meet Pinchy

My friend Beanie’s boyfriend Brett is a competitive spearfisher. Her parents are thrilled, because it means there’s always a steady supply of freshly caught seafood at her house 🙂

When she showed me a photo of the 2 lobsters he caught for her last Valentine’s Day (who needs chocolate right?) – I mentioned that I’d never really eaten lobster. Not properly anyway. Not unless you count a traumatic experience at a family wedding banquet involving chunks of lobster drowned in a bucketful of fat-free mayonaise, topped with FRUIT… which I definitely do not.
And ever since then, Brett and Beanie promised me a lobster the next time he managed to catch one.

And on Saturday – he came through!! Pinchy was delivered to me in a little blue esky:

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Esky

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Checking him out. Please do note that Pinchy’s little lobster soul is already enjoying life in the big fish-tank in the sky at this point

My mum got really excited when I told her the news. I went home and pored over some recipes online – having never cooked shellfish before in my life! Beanie and Brett both suggested grilling as the tastiest option. I went with Beanie’s suggestion of a butter baste and garlic for one half, and butter, garlic and paprika for the other half!

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I had to get my dad to cut him in half

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Clean cut!

Meanwhile I roughly chopped some garlic cloves, and melted the butter
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Melted butter and garlic

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Paprika & Garlic, and Parsley & Garlic

Into the oven he goes:
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I ended up cooking him under the grill for a bit over 15 mins, until the meat was just opaque.

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Delicious!

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The table

It was so good! So sweet and tender. Thanks so much Brett & Beanie! I could get used to this….

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2010 8:15 pm

    I’m glad you liked it!

    Sorta made up too for you missing out on the pig buns, both male and female 🙂
    Next adventure will involve esky (of course) ice, prawn nets, lights and possibly a bbq / beers…

    • November 3, 2010 9:11 pm

      Thanks so muchhhhh! It was soo good. I will have to show Jason all the photos when he comes back, to make him jealous.

      Yes! Prawning sounds so good. It’s a (double) date!

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