I was so smug about getting my Thanksgiving dinner purchased on Monday that I completely forgot about what to do for dinner on the night before Thanksgiving. On Wednesday after work, I stopped by Fairway and Citarella and both were mob scenes. It was time to forage in the freezer to see what I could come up with. I know that I live in NYC and there are a million delivery options. But I think it's a waste of money and it always ends up being something fattening. I was going to check my freezer to see if dinner could be cobbled together.
Frozen lobster tail from Whole Foods
I looked in the back of the freezer and found a package of frozen lobster tails. I remember buying them a few months ago and I though they lacked flavor. But desperate times call for desperate measures (OK, I'm exaggerating a bit), so I defrosted a lobster tail along with some spicey marinara. They took no time to defrost. To my surprise, the lobster tail wasn't flavorless at all. It tasted pretty good. I served it on top of the marinara along with fresh squeezed lemon juice. It was delicious - and will be part of my repertoire from now on.