Monthly Archives: June 2015

Spoil Mom with Lobster Tails and a great Bubbly!

Spoil Mom with Lobster Tails and a great Bubbly!

When shopping for lobster, compare deals by the ounce (i.e., 3 oz. tail, 5 oz. tail, etc). The best deal I found this week is at Sprouts Market (www.sprouts.com). They are offering Wild Large Lobster Tails (5 oz.) for $5.99 (= $1.20 per oz). In comparison, Albertsons is advertising a 3 oz. lobster tail for $4.99 (= $1.66 per oz).

Here’s a link for 5 easy ways to cook: http://www.wikihow.com/Cook-Lobster-Tails

To pair, I highly suggest Rondel’s Brut Cava for only $7.99. It’s a hidden gem (Wine & Spirits – 90 points) that can be found at your local Total Wine store. (www.totalwine.com)

Cheers!
David

Oh, the Sweetness of Sweet Corn Season!

Oh, the Sweetness of Sweet Corn Season!

Fresh sweet corn is now in season – yum! I found the best deals at Vons / Pavilions “Real Big Deals” (4 for $1 Club Price, or 25 cents each). Both specials start tomorrow and run for one week (Wednesday, May 13th – Tuesday, May 19th).

http://www.vons.com/ShopStores/Weekly-Specials.page

My mom’s corn salad recipe still sets the bar for all others to beat – it’s also great as a dip, with tortilla chips:

“Big Helen’s Grilled Corn Salad”

  • 4 ears of grilled corn (cut the corn from the cob with a knife)
  • dice one fresh tomato (preferably a heirloom variety, but any will do)
  • dice one red onion
  • dice one bunch of cilantro
  • finely dice one jalapeno (for extra-spicy)
  • add one can of drained black beans
  • squeeze one fresh lime

Add all the ingredients into a bowl and gently toss. Add salt and pepper to taste. This is one of those recipes that tastes even better the longer it marinates.

Enjoy!
David