Turks and Caicos Brings Back the Lobster Meat This Weekend
Maine isn’t the only place in the world going lobster crazy this weekend. Starting tomorrow, lobster season is officially on in everyone’s favorite posh Caribbean paradise, Turks and Caicos.
Chefs here are famous for their spiny lobster dishes—cooked in nearly every style imaginable--but lobster season, which runs from August 1 to March 31, is strictly enforced. (Locals are serious about protecting this prized resource – after all, the lobster appears on their flag.) So if you ordered a lobster paella there in recent months and were sorely disappointed, it’s because it probably had been in the freezer for four months.
The first day of the new season in T&C is known as “the lobster grab,” when hundreds of fisherman rush out in an attempt to catch some of the newly plentiful crustaceans. But now that they’ve been conserved all summer, you can eat lobster here guilt-free. The western hemisphere’s best beaches, plus fresh lobster, minus the nagging conscious – sounds like a recipe for the perfect trip to us!
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