Lobsterfest 23

Saint Thomas Lobsterfest

100% Outreach

Gift Cards:

You may have received a complimentary gift card/coupon.  There are two types of gift cards: one with a code and one without.  Gift cards without a code can only be redeemed the day of Lobsterfest.  Gift cards with a code can be redeemed on line or the day of Lobsterfest.

Redeeming:

On line:

Gift cards with a code on the bottom can be redeemed on line.  Place your order as normal.    For on line orders you order must be for the same or lesser value as the gift card.  Multiple payment types are not accepted on on line orders.  If you would like to order additional items above the value of the card you must order them separately.

As you check out, when you get to payment method, select "Gift Card or Complimentary Ticket."  Proceed with checkout.  When prompted enter the number on the bottom of the card.

At Lobsterfest:

Just bring in your coupon and we will apply it to your order.

Storing Live Lobster

It's of course best to cook and eat your lobster immediately, but you can store them overnight in most cases. Unwrap them, they need to breath, and keep in an open container in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Pack with moist (not wet) newspaper. Do not store in contact with ice or tap water and don't let them freeze.

Freezing Lobster:Pile o' Lobst6ers

Double bag cooked, chilled lobsters in freezer bags or vacuum seal. Place in freezer, the colder the better. You can freeze them whole or break off tails and claws. Bodies make great stock! Frozen lobster will keep 3-6 months depending on freezer temperature. Separating the bodies will extend the storage life. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator to use. To cook, steam for 8-10 minutes. Stock made from the lobster bodies makes a delicious base for many dishes.

Ordering:

You may order:

  • here at the web store,
  • call us on the Lobster Line (256) 880-0248,
  • come by St. Thomas, on Bailey Cove Road during business hours,
  • paper tickets (obtain from parishioners),

Change or cancel your order:

  • send an email to Lobsterfest Online Store (Be sure and include all order details, just forward your invoice to us if you wish),
  • or, call the Lobster Line when it is open: (256) 880-0248,
  • or, come by the Church and see us during office hours.

Be sure and contact us before Lobsterfest day with any changes.

Picking Up:

Pick up or dine in Saturday, November 12th, from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Live lobsters can be picked up Friday, November 11th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM or on Saturday.

Pick up is as simple as coming in, giving your name or order number to one of our friendly kiosk works and we do the rest.  We have brand new software this year to make your pick up experience faster and more efficient.

Take your order to go or eat in.

Tomalley:

This is the green paste looking stuff you will find in the head. Technically it serves as a combination liver and pancreas. It looks somewhat like wasabi paste and often used in sauces.

Can I eat that part?

Yes, especially if you are a "fishy flavor" type person. Caveat: the tomalley can contain concentrations of toxins and pollutants (as all liver meat can).

Gills

Right under the body shell are the spongy, feathery gills wrapping around the outside of the body cavity.

Can I eat that part?

Not so much.

Roe

The eggs are called roe and are bright orange after cooking. They can be found in the tail and the body cavity.

Can I eat that part?

Indeed. Quite a treat.

Legs

Those skinny things they walk on.

Can I eat that part?

Yep, The legs contain meat but can be time consuming to get to. Pluck them off and suck the meat out.

Body

All that other stuff under the shell

Can I eat that part?

Yes, remove the lungs and the papery dividers. There's a good bit of flaky meat in there with a more crab like consistency.