What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to share a meal with your special someone (or more)? And, we suggest that you go for lobster for some good reasons.
“You’re my lobster!”
Pop culture has brought us Friends – you know, that popular television sitcom – which then has perpetuated the romantic notion that “lobsters fall in love and mate for life.” Of course, for those who have done the research, they would know that it’s not necessarily the case. Lobsters may well be “serial monogamists”. An article on Marine Science Today gives us the real story: “Instead of mating for life, a dominant male lobster mates with an entire harem of female lobsters. He mates with each female one at a time, in a series of serial flings that last about two weeks each.” (But hey, to each their own.) And you can suspend some disbelief and tell your special someone, “You’re my lobster” and mean it in a way that creates warm and fuzzy feelings.
Eating lobster create connection.
Keith Keogh, a notable chef, is quoted as saying: “It is an exotic delicacy that results in an intimate moment with a loved one, because lobster is hand-held and shareable. Shellfish, especially lobster, is a catalyst for connection like no other food.”
Seriously, what’s more beautiful than that? Also, the fact that you eat lobster with your hands where things can get messy can be primal and sexy. You can also do the cleaning up together – some bonding moment for you.
Lobster is an aphrodisiac.
Lobster is chock-full of nutrients that help you stay healthy. Among these nutrients is zinc, which, among other things, can help improve testosterone levels and sexual function, particularly among men. Then there’s vitamin B12 and magnesium, which are also associated with improved sexual function.
Lobster is a luxury food item.
Well, generally. And what better way to make your special someone feel pampered than by treating them to a luxurious lobster dish?
Here are some lobster recipes you can do at home
- Herbed Lobster Tails on the Grill "A light and flavorful grilled lobster tail recipe. The lemon-herb mixture really help this dish to pop. While this recipe calls for olive oil, you can certainly use melted butter for something a little more decadent." Get recipe here: https://www.thespruceeats.com/herbed-lobster-tails-on-the-grill-335979
- Butter Poached Lobster Salad “It may seem a little intimidating, but there is no better way to impress a date than to serve home cooked lobster. This dish is luxurious, but surprisingly light and refreshing.” Get the recipe here: https://www.today.com/recipes/butter-poached-lobster-salad-recipe-t123154
- Lobster Thermidor A classic French dish where the lobster shell is stuffed with a creamy mixture of meat, egg yolks and brandy. Top up with cheese and bake for an oven-browned cheese crust. Get the recipe here: https://food.ndtv.com/recipe-lobster-thermidor-2-797411
- Grilled Lobster with Wine Sauce “A delicious sauce of egg yolk and white wine goes perfectly with grilled lobster.” Get the recipe here: https://food.ndtv.com/recipe-grilled-lobster-with-wine-sauce-99008 5. Lobster Thai curry with butter basmati rice and coriander cress “Lobster is a great meaty seafood that works wonderfully when given the Thai green curry treatment, especially when the curry paste is homemade too.” Get the recipe here: https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/lobster_thai_curry_with_47060