We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We had a few leftover Cape Cod lobsters from our birthday party (because many of the gals could only handle half a lobster). With these critters over one and a half pounds, I like to split them with a cleaver and a mallet, and guests like it that way.
I hit the jackpot with these three - all gal lobsters with abundant delicious roe. I like to eat that green liver too. Tasty.
In Maine, they call lobsters "bugs."
Even if you do not love lobster, it's a festive food. Lobster-buying tip: the meat-weight ratio increases with increasing lobster weight. Bigger lobsters are thus always a better deal. Somebody could do the math. Big lobsters are no more chewy than smaller ones.
Another comment about lobster fishing: government regulations determine keepable sizes and, in government's wisdom, it's ass-backwards just as it is with Striped Bass. Best for the species for fishers to keep the smaller ones, few of whom will ever reach breeding age anyway, and not keep the big breeders. But that makes too much sense.
In 1960 a high school buddy and I spent a summer in a tent on Kezar Pond Maine. We ate mostly fish that we caught from our canoe. One day we walked the old logging roads into a nearby town. The town had a store, a gas station, a church and that was it. Lucky for us the gas station had a bushel basket full of seaweed with a few lobsters in it. $.50 apiece. Roasted them on hot coals and I can still taste them. A pleasant change after eating pickerel for a few weeks.
There is very little difference in weight/meat ratios in relation to lobster size. This is a known fact in the lobster industry. Add in the fact that larger bugs usually are priced 20 to 30 percent higher you are better off with the smaller bug. Also while Mass does not limit the max size of a lobster the State of Maine does in fact prohibit the harvest of jumbo lobsters. Anyone who tells you that the 5lb + lobster came from Maine is either lying or selling illegally harvested bugs.