I am in Iceland! Above is a picture from were I am staying, and as the cranes suggest the view is going to be gone very soon. Reykjavik and Iceland is in a flurry of transition, and as the capital and the only major city in Iceland more and more people are moving to the ‘ big city.’ Cranes dot the horizon from all sides.
I have always been at a loss on how to make the small lobsters you can buy here that are affordable and really delicious. Their shells are very hard, and they are the size of very large shrimp but taste like our large American lobsters, they are popular in Italian style dishes here in Iceland , but I decided to treat them as I would American lobster, and boiled them in a big pot of water, with seasoned salt and three cloves of garlic, and then add the small lobster and turned off the heat and let them sit in the water for 5 minutes, and I served it with a LOT of clarified Icelandic butter and it was so very delicious! I do not think that Icelanders eat their lobsters this way because it is so casual, and you need your hands to tear them apart but what I like the most about this preparation is that it celebrates the taste of the Icelandic lobsters and butter. Simply divine, and it is very fun to eat with friends, and reminds me of festive summer feasts when I was little when my mother would make Maine style meals from her childhood days as a city kid who camped yearly in Maine.