The first time I went diving to catch Florida Lobster was the last weekend in July 1983. My brother and I spent the 2 days at the opening of season gasping for air and chasing those wily crustacean around the floor of the ocean. In 2 days we caught 3 Keepers and I was hooked. I am a little better at it now but sometimes they still get away. It’s still one of the things I enjoy most about diving in the Keys.
Of course it makes for a very tasty dinner. We have a cookbook called Just Florida Lobster, unfortunately out of print, that has 55 different recipes in it. I am proud to say I have tried them all.
The best one- Amandine Lobster first you lightly bread the tail, saute it, then make a sauce from sliced almonds, butter and Armaretto Liqueur. Not very healthy but well worth it.
If you join us during Lobster season (8-6 through 3-31) there is no guarantee, but we might just have fresh seafood for dinner.