Eddie Recommends: Fresh lobsters

By Eddie Matney

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Fall is in the air, which means East Coast lobsters are at an all-time low. Why? The lobsters shed their shells this time of year, and are not as full of meat as they usually are -- though they are just as tasty.

If you’re shopping for lobsters, keep an eye out for grocery stores that have live tanks. Don’t reach for the cold stuff in the case. You’ll be disappointed. AJ’s, Albertson’s, places like that have tanks. The water should be clear. And most lobster-serving restaurants are receiving their daily shipments of these fresh guys. Keep an eye out for lobster specials throughout the Valley.

With lobster like this, we chefs are kids in a candy store. Personally, I’m smitten with Lobster bisque, but that’s just me.

Chef Eddie Matney is the owner of Eddie's House in Scottsdale.

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