Par Boiled Lobster
This one was a 4 lber! We par-boiled it first then hubby cut it in half. It's too hard for me to cut it! I may have boiled it a wee too much;o) Then I slather it with claried butter and put it on the grill for a few more minutes.
Local Spider Crab
We also got a local Spider Crab or they also call them Sheep Crab. I made a Crab Bisque out of it, but don't have any pictures of it:o( It looks huge, but they were only about 2 1/2 lbs each...we got two of them. I actually prefer the Local Rock Crab. It tastes like Stone Crab from Florida. I've actually seen on menus describing them as "local Stone Crab", which is a laugh because they charge exorbitant prices when you can get them from the fisherman for $2.50 a lb! The Spider Crab didn't have much meat in it and the shell was hard to crack!
Grilled Spiny Lobster
I made sandwiches with the leftovers. It has a little onion, celery & mayo in it on toasted garlic bread.
The Crab Man
We got there a little late, so everything was back in the traps. They usually have them in huge containers filled with water. Sometimes they have a kiddie pool that has little shark or octopus swimming in it :o)
View from Brophy Bros.
It's so beautiful in Santa Barbara! Can you believe this was taken in October! Our ritual is to buy the crab/lobster then go to Brophy Bros for lunch which is just a few feet from the fishermen. This is the view from the restaurant. We love sitting outside and have a Bloody Mary! Our favorite things to eat there are: steamed clams, clam chowder, oysters on the half shell & their cheeseburgers are the best!
Another View from Brophy Bros
The truck is the fishermen packing up to leave...