OK so I am not the biggest seafood fan. I will eat it but would prefer a good juicy steak anytime over seafood. When I recently found myself on the coast of Maine, visiting Acadia National Park I thought I better try a Maine lobster. I think I had only ever eaten lobster once before and that was just some lobster pieces in a Chinese meal. Where was I ever going to get a better one than right here in Maine? Plus near where I was staying in Bar Harbor, a lobster dinner with some sides was only $15 (very cheap)!
So with some trepidation I placed my order and awaited the meal. The waitress was brimming with happiness as she delivered the red crustacean before me. With some embarrassment I asked for directions on how to eat the damn thing. Luckily that was a quick tutorial and before you knew it I was cracking the shell and enjoying the tender and juicy lobster meat. Dipping it in the butter sauce was nice treat, although at first I thought it was hot water with lemon juice to rinse your fingers after breaking open the shell! Ha!
I had heard that wearing the big bib was a touristy thing to do and not what locals used, so I avoided that all together. I didn’t want to look like a complete fool! This was almost a near tragedy though. When I broke the tail of the lobster from its body a lot of goop came flying out……oh well laundry time was coming up anyway!
Verdict? Maine lobster is very good but I still prefer a juicy steak!