- Joined Jan 23, 2002
Hi everyone and Happy New Year!! Just got back last night from spending two weeks on our catamaran "Cat Ciao" in the Abacos. I just had to tell about our incredible luck one day when we were snorkeling for lobsters. We were in about 10-15 feet of water off of Man-A-War Cay and came across some structures that looked like giant hollow doors underwater. We later discovered that these were actual lobster habitats that locals use to catch the spiny critters instead of your typical box-shaped netted catches in Maine. A friend who lived there said it would be fine if we raided this "lobster-condo" and did we ever hit it BIG!! 18 spiny lobsters in one catch, 7 in another I think I've totally filled any craving for this crustacean for a while. We ended up steaming all of them but I wanted to try to poach a few in butter or grill them. The butter down there is either from New Zealand or Ireland and didn't quite taste the same so I didn't want to take any chances on the poaching idea. I even clarified it but it still tasted wierd. I'm not sure what they feed them cows over there. Anyway, I was in heaven. :lips: :lips: :lips: I think we're going back down there in March and I plan to bring with me some ideas for lobster dishes that I can easily prepare on a boat. Any suggestions?