Hi guys! Thank you so much for all the replies to my post already! Here is the recipe I found for my lobster base:
4 qts water
1 lobster shell
2 lrg onions
4-6 celery tops
2-4 sprigs fresh parsley or fresh thyme
1/2 c white wine
1/2 tsp old bay seasoning
Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan. bring to a boil. reduce liquid to about 1 cup, separate solids from liquid. base can be frozen up to 6 mo. cooking time will vary.
I'm planning on making a lobster bisque and the recipe I found calls for lobster base.. I'm a total seafood virgin! I grew up on the coast in new england but have never liked seafood at all. the smell and texture have always kind of turned my stomach. I've decided that I'm game for trying anything though, and try I will!!
Since texture is one of my biggest issues with seafood, fish in particular, I decided that a bisque is a nice creamy way to get used to the flavor of lobster without having to dig the meat out of the back of that creepy bug.. i know i know, its the tail not the back
Thanks again everyone!!!