Lobsterfest 24

Saint Thomas Lobsterfest

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Purchasing

You can purchase gift cards for friends, family or for the office.  You may purchase gift cards for any amount.  At this time you cannot purchase gift cards on line, only by coming by St. Thomas or calling Lobster Line.  If you have a large number of gift cards to purchase please contact us and we can arrange to make this process easier.

Redeeming:

On line:

Gift cards (or complimentary tickets) 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 with 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.  If you lobsters die overnight they may still be fine.  Dispose of any with strong odors.

Freezing Lobster:Pile o' Lobst6ers

Double bag the cooked and chilled lobsters in freezer or vacuum bags. Place in freezer, the colder the better. You can freeze them whole or break off tails and claws.  Separating the bodies will extend the storage life.  Bodies make great stock and make a delicious base for many dishes.

Frozen lobster will keep 3-6 months depending on freezer temperature. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator to use. To cook, steam for 8-10 minutes.

Ordering:

You may order:

  • here at our 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 11th, from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Live lobsters can be picked up Friday, November 10th 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.