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2012-07-07 10:41:19 AM
Maybe it is in Maine, but in Atlanta it's as high as it's ever been. Lobster tails run around 20 bucks a pound.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-07 10:48:45 AM
Lobster was once synonymous with living large

Before that it was cheaper than deli meat.
 
2012-07-07 11:02:49 AM
I like crab legs better. Lobster is chewy. Of course I am from the midwest, so it's not like I get quality lobster. It might sell for less in Maine, but not elsewhere. The middlemen are raking in a profit.
 
2012-07-07 11:22:57 AM

ZAZ: Lobster was once synonymous with living large

Before that it was cheaper than deli meat.


It was also once considered trash. It was actually stipulated in some contracts in early America that indentured servants couldn't be fed lobster more than three times a week, because the giant mudbugs were considered food for poor folks...
 
2012-07-07 12:47:13 PM
Thanks...Obama?
 
2012-07-07 12:57:37 PM
Leviticus 11:9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
Leviticus 11:10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
Leviticus 11:11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
Leviticus 11:12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.


Obama wants you to go to hell.
 
2012-07-07 12:59:19 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Obama wants you to go to hell.


Obama's America is the Hell we are currently living in, my friends.

/Now I feel like making lobster bisque!
 
2012-07-07 01:39:10 PM
Until then, forget the hotdogs and hamburgers for the summer cookout. Lobster might very well be cheaper.

Yeah, but they don't fit on rolls that well.
 
2012-07-07 01:43:04 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Until then, forget the hotdogs and hamburgers for the summer cookout. Lobster might very well be cheaper.

Yeah, but they don't fit on rolls that well.


Dunno about that...

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2012-07-07 01:43:37 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Until then, forget the hotdogs and hamburgers for the summer cookout. Lobster might very well be cheaper.

Yeah, but they don't fit on rolls that well.


Not great with mustard, either
 
2012-07-07 01:49:12 PM

hubiestubert: Dunno about that...


Wait... you mean I'm supposed to take the lobster meat OUT of the shell?

...

A memo would've been nice.


MaudlinMutantMollusk: Not great with mustard, either


Now I'm half-tempted to give lobster and mustard a try.

HALF-tempted.
 
2012-07-07 01:59:31 PM

Peepeye: I like crab legs better. Lobster is chewy. Of course I am from the midwest, so it's not like I get quality lobster. It might sell for less in Maine, but not elsewhere. The middlemen are raking in a profit.


You're doing it wrong.

Step 1) Go to the coast
Step 2) Buy lobstah from the guy that caught the suckah
Step 3) Cook. NOT TOO MUCH

Ta dah! Youah lobstah will be wicked tasty, and not chewy at ahl.
 
2012-07-07 01:59:37 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Now I'm half-tempted to give lobster and mustard a try.

HALF-tempted.


Actually a little lemon and mustard in the mayo is kinda nice in a lobster salad...

Just sayin'
 
2012-07-07 02:03:04 PM

hubiestubert: Actually a little lemon and mustard in the mayo is kinda nice in a lobster salad...

Just sayin'


Mix in some dill and red onions, and that would be BOSS.
 
2012-07-07 02:05:49 PM

hubiestubert: ZAZ: Lobster was once synonymous with living large

Before that it was cheaper than deli meat.

It was also once considered trash. It was actually stipulated in some contracts in early America that indentured servants couldn't be fed lobster more than three times a week, because the giant mudbugs were considered food for poor folks...


They were also gigantic.
 
2012-07-07 02:07:04 PM

hubiestubert: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Now I'm half-tempted to give lobster and mustard a try.

HALF-tempted.

Actually a little lemon and mustard in the mayo is kinda nice in a lobster salad...

Just sayin'


Maybe it was the relish that really ruined it for me

/getting the damned thing into a bun was hard enough
 
2012-07-07 02:13:59 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: hubiestubert: Actually a little lemon and mustard in the mayo is kinda nice in a lobster salad...

Just sayin'

Mix in some dill and red onions, and that would be BOSS.


You guys go nuts if you are making a salad, but if you are making lobstah rolls the simpler the better.

Lemon juice, minced celery or celery salt if you are lazy and just enough mayo to make it stick together. Twice as much filling as roll and a bed of romaine adds a nice snap.
 
2012-07-07 02:17:56 PM

TwoHead: You guys go nuts if you are making a salad, but if you are making lobstah rolls the simpler the better.

Lemon juice, minced celery or celery salt if you are lazy and just enough mayo to make it stick together. Twice as much filling as roll and a bed of romaine adds a nice snap.


I am taking notes like a MAD mammajamma here.

Thanks for the ideas!
 
2012-07-07 02:26:31 PM
Back in the old days, lobster is the food of the poor. They used to feed lobster to convicts in prison. In fact, there were several prison riots because of lobster being their only meal.
 
2012-07-07 02:49:09 PM

RexTalionis: Back in the old days, lobster is the food of the poor. They used to feed lobster to convicts in prison. In fact, there were several prison riots because of lobster being their only meal.


This can't be true! To even accept that as fact, I would have to acknowledge that things change over time. How dare you, Sir? How dare you.
 
2012-07-07 03:02:57 PM
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2012-07-07 03:05:18 PM

NewportBarGuy: RexTalionis: Back in the old days, lobster is the food of the poor. They used to feed lobster to convicts in prison. In fact, there were several prison riots because of lobster being their only meal.

This can't be true! To even accept that as fact, I would have to acknowledge that things change over time. How dare you, Sir? How dare you.


I get a big laugh when I see high end restaurants service what were considered "inedible leftovers" that only "the poor" ate even a few decades ago at wildly marked up prices. There's a whole industry of high end offal out there. I think a lot of it has to do with the food networks. Really sucks now that tripe and cow tongue cost so much more than they used to.
 
2012-07-07 03:06:01 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: TwoHead: You guys go nuts if you are making a salad, but if you are making lobstah rolls the simpler the better.

Lemon juice, minced celery or celery salt if you are lazy and just enough mayo to make it stick together. Twice as much filling as roll and a bed of romaine adds a nice snap.

I am taking notes like a MAD mammajamma here.

Thanks for the ideas!


Lobster and Mae Ploy FTW

s6.thisnext.com
 
2012-07-07 03:09:16 PM

FitzShivering: NewportBarGuy: RexTalionis: ,,,

This can't be true! To even accept that as fact, I would have to acknowledge that things change over time. How dare you, Sir? How dare you.

I get a big laugh when I see high end restaurants service what were considered "inedible leftovers" that only "the poor" ate even a few decades ago at wildly marked up prices. There's a whole industry of high end offal out there. I think a lot of it has to do with the food networks. Really sucks now that tripe and cow tongue cost so much more than they used to.



Think also of chicken wings which not all too many years ago where saved solely to make chicken soup or broth and where given away by butchers.
 
2012-07-07 03:09:47 PM
Damn I want a lobster roll now!
 
2012-07-07 03:11:25 PM

Allen. The end.: Damn I want a lobster roll now!


So make it happen!
 
2012-07-07 03:13:01 PM
someone needs to invite TMLO to a proper crab, or crawfish boil
 
2012-07-07 03:13:12 PM
Except for the extremely rare blue lobster. He's priceless and belongs in a museum.

I want to come back as a blue lobster in my next life.
 
2012-07-07 03:14:56 PM

Peepeye: I like crab legs better. Lobster is chewy. Of course I am from the midwest, so it's not like I get quality lobster. It might sell for less in Maine, but not elsewhere. The middlemen are raking in a profit.


I think I prefer crab legs also. I've only had lobster twice though. Half the fun of eating crab is busting them up. Shell crackers are for sissies.
 
2012-07-07 03:15:38 PM
The derp in the comments section of that article is just too much. How did it go from lobster costs less than deli meat, to herp-a-derp Obama?
 
2012-07-07 03:17:26 PM
Tomorrow a friend and I are going to The Boiling Crab for her birthday lunch. They sell lobster and other crustaceans at "market price" SO here's hoping the lobster is cheap enough to get a pound or two.
 
2012-07-07 03:17:37 PM
Thanks Obamanomnomnom.
 
2012-07-07 03:17:49 PM
Now Moooooochelle can have lobster and caviar and champagne every night because that's what rich people eat in the movies.
 
2012-07-07 03:20:07 PM

MoronLessOff: Peepeye: I like crab legs better. Lobster is chewy. Of course I am from the midwest, so it's not like I get quality lobster. It might sell for less in Maine, but not elsewhere. The middlemen are raking in a profit.

I think I prefer crab legs also. I've only had lobster twice though. Half the fun of eating crab is busting them up. Shell crackers are for sissies.


Madison, is that you?
 
2012-07-07 03:20:28 PM

MAYORBOB: Except for the extremely rare blue lobster. He's priceless and belongs in a museum.

I want to come back as a blue lobster in my next life.


You will be delicious with butter and hot sauce. I salute your dedication to bringing someone's belly happiness.
 
2012-07-07 03:21:26 PM

Brainmeat: The derp in the comments section of that article is just too much. How did it go from lobster costs less than deli meat, to herp-a-derp Obama?


USNews used to be the conservative counterpoint to Newsweek. As Newsweek has gotten dumber so goes USNews.
 
2012-07-07 03:22:03 PM

ladydouji: Tomorrow a friend and I are going to The Boiling Crab for her birthday lunch. They sell lobster and other crustaceans at "market price" SO here's hoping the lobster is cheap enough to get a pound or two.


People are just being crabby.

/ba dump ching
 
2012-07-07 03:24:02 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Now I'm half-tempted to give lobster and mustard a try.

HALF-tempted.


Lobster tomale, crab mustard, its all the same thing
 
2012-07-07 03:24:44 PM
LOBSTER WITH MUSTARD SAUCE
1 live lobster (2 lbs.)
3 tbsp. butter

SAUCE:

1 1/2 c. heavy cream
3 tbsp. prepared mustard
1 tbsp. capers, drained
1 tbsp. cornstarch

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place lobster into boiling salted water. Cook 5 minutes and drain. Dot fleshy underside with salt and pepper. Butter a large sheet foil. Place lobster in center and wrap completely. Set in dish and bake for 45 minutes.

Prepare sauce: Mix cream with mustard, capers and cornstarch, salt and pepper. Heat over moderate heat, stir constantly until boiling. Remove from heat. Cut lobster in half and serve with boiled rice. Pour sauce over lobster.
 
2012-07-07 03:24:48 PM

FitzShivering: cow tongue cost so much more than they used to.


tongue here is $3.38/lb. higher than it was but ok.

damned "stew meat" at 4.50/lb is the one that pisses me off. soon as they found out some of us were able to do other stuff than stew it went way up.
 
2012-07-07 03:28:48 PM

John Buck 41: Allen. The end.: Damn I want a lobster roll now!

So make it happen!


Easier for you New Englanders than us folks in the interior. They were $9.99 a pound in WNY the last I looked. Actually I prefer to crack and eat right away.
 
2012-07-07 03:29:05 PM

Rapmaster2000: Now Moooooochelle can have lobster and caviar and champagne every night because that's what rich people eat in the movies.


Actually, when we have lobster at home, we ususally save the legs aside for munching on when we watch TV.

/one
 
2012-07-07 03:29:07 PM
My friend is a lobsterman and caught 650lbs on thursday in only 100 traps, then caught 850lbs friday on the same number of traps. granted he works hard and is very good at it. So I can imagine there's a glut on the market these days. The best part is I get mine for free. I prefer lobster with spicy cocktail sauce and claw meat over the tails.
Cocktail sauce for noobs:
ketchup
horseradish
tabasco sauce or equivalent
lemon juice
adjust heat to preference
 
2012-07-07 03:29:43 PM

MoronLessOff: Peepeye: I like crab legs better. Lobster is chewy. Of course I am from the midwest, so it's not like I get quality lobster. It might sell for less in Maine, but not elsewhere. The middlemen are raking in a profit.

I think I prefer crab legs also. I've only had lobster twice though. Half the fun of eating crab is busting them up. Shell crackers are for sissies.


I agree. My 4 y/o niece wanted to try crab. I ended up shelling a lb of crab legs for her. She ate it all. I was so proud.
 
2012-07-07 03:30:12 PM
Mmm... I could go for a nice baked stuffed lobster right now. /drool
 
2012-07-07 03:30:46 PM

hubiestubert: Rapmaster2000: Now Moooooochelle can have lobster and caviar and champagne every night because that's what rich people eat in the movies.

Actually, when we have lobster at home, we ususally save the legs aside for munching on when we watch TV.

/one


Limozeen Liberal!
 
2012-07-07 03:32:06 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Until then, forget the hotdogs and hamburgers for the summer cookout. Lobster might very well be cheaper.

Yeah, but they don't fit on rolls that well.

Not great with mustard, either


And it can't be used to seal a driveway.

FitzShivering: NewportBarGuy: RexTalionis: Back in the old days, lobster is the food of the poor. They used to feed lobster to convicts in prison. In fact, there were several prison riots because of lobster being their only meal.

This can't be true! To even accept that as fact, I would have to acknowledge that things change over time. How dare you, Sir? How dare you.

I get a big laugh when I see high end restaurants service what were considered "inedible leftovers" that only "the poor" ate even a few decades ago at wildly marked up prices. There's a whole industry of high end offal out there. I think a lot of it has to do with the food networks. Really sucks now that tripe and cow tongue cost so much more than they used to.


Flank steak used to be the poor man's cut. Now the damn stuff costs as much as ribeye in some stores. Curse you, low fat dieters.
 
2012-07-07 03:32:12 PM

loonatic112358: someone needs to invite TMLO to a proper crab, or crawfish boil


That would be some seriously boss haps!


mikaloyd: Lobster tomale, crab mustard, its all the same thing


Po-tay-to, po-tah-to?


hubiestubert: Lobster and Mae Ploy FTW

s6.thisnext.com


Duly and truly noted and quoted, then!
 
2012-07-07 03:32:49 PM

namegoeshere: Peepeye: I like crab legs better. Lobster is chewy. Of course I am from the midwest, so it's not like I get quality lobster. It might sell for less in Maine, but not elsewhere. The middlemen are raking in a profit.

You're doing it wrong.

Step 1) Go to the coast
Step 2) Buy lobstah from the guy that caught the suckah
Step 3) Cook. NOT TOO MUCH

Ta dah! Youah lobstah will be wicked tasty, and not chewy at ahl.


You forgot:

Step 0) Become wealthy

Besides that, I would love to try your suggestion. ;)
 
2012-07-07 03:34:30 PM

mikaloyd: LOBSTER WITH MUSTARD SAUCE
1 live lobster (2 lbs.)
3 tbsp. butter

SAUCE:

1 1/2 c. heavy cream
3 tbsp. prepared mustard
1 tbsp. capers, drained
1 tbsp. cornstarch

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place lobster into boiling salted water. Cook 5 minutes and drain. Dot fleshy underside with salt and pepper. Butter a large sheet foil. Place lobster in center and wrap completely. Set in dish and bake for 45 minutes.

Prepare sauce: Mix cream with mustard, capers and cornstarch, salt and pepper. Heat over moderate heat, stir constantly until boiling. Remove from heat. Cut lobster in half and serve with boiled rice. Pour sauce over lobster.


Wait a second. You put a live lobster in foil then put it in the oven? Does it die in the oven?
 
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