Maine lobster is the most familiar of the lobster varieties. Be sure to purchase the lobster alive. An alternate way of preparing it for cooking is to freeze it before splitting it and cleaning it thoroughly. It is assumed that lobsters are typically boiled alive, but this is not necessary. Another method of preparation is steaming or broiling and these methods maintain more of the succulent flavor, which is complemented with lemon and butter.
Until recently, Stephanie was the chef/owner of Scylla in Chicago. She is now enjoying traveling, both domestically and abroad, while planning her next exciting venture. Stephanie's biggest lure in cooking is seafood because the same fish can be cooked so many different ways - grilled, poached, cured, pan roasted - and this brings out different attributes, flavors and textures. Stephanie says in her cooking, contrasting and complementary elements are essential, but balance is non-negotiable. She has always been very driven and a bit of a risk-taker. "Once I set my mind to something, I follow through. It always has to be 110%."