Instead of creating another random menu, I decided I liked the idea of a Surf & Turf type meal. Being on a budget, however, I was pretty afraid we'd get stuck with what I call ghetto surf and turf, or skirt steak and shrimp. That's were GetMaineLobster.com and Living Social saved the day. For what I considered a fairly reasonable price, we received the following:
- 2 Crab Cakes
- Lobster Soup
- 2 Maine Lobster Tails
- 2 Cuts of Filet Mignon
- 2 Whoopie Pies
I gave the Crab Cakes a quick sear in the skillet for a few minutes before transferring them to the oven. I honestly wasn't too sure what to expect with the first bite. Would the quality of the crab be any good? Did I burn the outside too much in my overzealous pan buttering?
In the end, the crab cakes ended up being my favorite part of the entire meal. With a crisp outside coating and a soft, tender interior, the crab was extremely fresh. The added punch from the remoulade amped up the flavor while still keeping the cake moist. I don't know if we were just really hungry, but the plane was clean after only a few minutes.
Jake and I ravaged the lobster tails to the point that the shells were almost unrecognizable at the end of the meal. I honestly don't remember the last time I enjoyed lobster this much.
I'm not quite sure how we're going to top this meal next year, but one thing is for sure, I'm definitely ordering from GetMaineLobster.com again.