While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Leapin' lobsters! February 29 is not only Leap Day, it's also National Surf and Turf Day!
You won't always have the chance to celebrate this food holiday, so double up on the good stuff while you can. If you think we're encouraging you to hit the beach, by all means, surf's up! But, surf and turf is also a main dish that puts seafood and meat on the same plate.
If you've ever chowed down at a steakhouse or pub on this dish, it probably included some combination of steak, lobster, prawns or grilled or fried shrimp. Lucky you! A phrase of Atlantic coast origin, surf and turf was coined during the 1960s.
Jane and Michael Stern's "Encyclopedia of Bad Taste" claims it is the ultimate culinary kitsch - putting the two most expensive items on the menu on one plate. We say if you're craving steak and seafood though, go for it, especially since this holiday only comes around when Leap Day happens.
Roll up to your favorite surf and turf joint or make your own mini surf and turf burgers or lip-smacking ginger-lime shrimp kebabs with grilled flank steak and cilantro butter. It should send you reeling.