I’m a purist. Through and through, I turn away all condiments, dipping sauces and cooking techniques. I like my lobster steamed slightly less than done and drenched in butter after I’ve had a bite or two of the real deal.
That said, I have had one impure experience that blew my ever-lobster-loving mind.
[compliments of the awesome photography of Bumatay Studios: http://bumataystudio.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html ]
The lobster in Puerto Nuevo Mexico. Ever heard of it? It’s criminal. On the Baja peninsula of Mexico, it’s a sleepy little seaside town that serves up the best lobster arguably of all time; and when I say it serves up the best, I mean it as in the whole city, because there are tons of different spots that offer a lobster package. It’s right next to Rosarito Beach, where they filmed a lot of the scenes from The Titanic movie.
Imagine this: lobster, butter, ice-cold Sol, refried beans, salsa and soft tortillas right out of the oven. Mix it all together and make about 6 huge lobster burritos! I didn’t believe it would be good at first, like I said, I’m a purist. A few bites in, and $9 later (yep…) I was sold.
It’s their thing down there and it’s amazing. I gotta get back there one day.