Lobster Feast

Lobster stuffed with rice is a specialty of cousin Fran. © Photo by Francesca Di Meglio
Lobster stuffed with rice is a specialty of my cousin Fran. © Photo by Francesca Di Meglio

Whenever Antonio comes to the United States, he loves to feast on lobster. While the delicious shellfish that has meat as hearty as a steak is expensive in the States, it’s out of reach in Ischia. It costs hundreds of dollars to get one small lobster dish in Ischia. There is another shellfish, astice, that is similar to the lobster and more reasonably priced in Ischia. But it too is still pretty expensive. We almost always indulge in lobster at least once when Antonio is home in the States. This time around my cousin Fran cooked us up lobster stuffed with rice and more lobster. It was creamy and delicious. (Although stuffed lobster is a more advanced recipe, you can get tips for learning how to make basic recipes at the About.com Newlyweds site that I run.) There was so much of it that we ate lobster for days. I was afraid that Antonio was going to grow lobster claws.

Antonio enjoys his lobster. © Photo by Francesca Di Meglio
Antonio enjoys his lobster. © Photo by Francesca Di Meglio