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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...

williamthecoroner.files.wordpress.com
 
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?
 
2012-07-07 03:37:03 PM

sn82: 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?


I'm guessing the 5 minutes in boiling water does the trick.
 
2012-07-07 03:37:04 PM

sn82: 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?


No, they live on. Live on and become One with the Universe. You don't eat them, you just bask in their Ascension...
 
2012-07-07 03:38:08 PM

sn82: 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?


Only if it's Zoidberg.
 
2012-07-07 03:38:49 PM
This many posts and nobody has mentioned yet that lobsters stick to magnets?
 
2012-07-07 03:39:38 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.


The appeal of lobster (over say crab) is that it pretty much the only food you can get at the supermarket while it's still ALIVE.

Do what I do : dress your live lobster up in a tiny tuxedo and refer to him as "Meester Bawnd" as you gloat in front of him about your plans for world domination.


Noooo Meester Bawnd, I expect you to BOIL

Begin the unnecessarily slow dipping mechanism

*splash-bubblebubblebubble*

Hmmm. Must have that looked at.
 
2012-07-07 03:40:09 PM

sn82: 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?


I think you missed the boiling part.
 
2012-07-07 03:41:06 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: 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.


Which is one reason they weren't as good. Past a certain size it gets to be bleh.
 
2012-07-07 03:43:00 PM

FitzShivering: 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


Dad a chum ?

Did a chock ?
 
2012-07-07 03:43:15 PM

GoodOmens: sn82: 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?

I think you missed the boiling part.


I always get a kick out of folks reaction to trying baked stuffed lobster at home.

Yes, you split the sucker open while alive, and while it's twitching you shove a big mess of stuffing into the wound, and THEN place it into the oven.
 
2012-07-07 03:44:01 PM

sn82: Wait a second. You put a live lobster in foil then put it in the oven? Does it die in the oven?


If you follow directions it should.
 
2012-07-07 03:46:08 PM
Ladies and Farkers I present to you pure foodie bliss: Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

/dad-a-chum
//dum-a-chum
///ded-a-chek
 
2012-07-07 03:46:20 PM
mikaloyd
You must like eating leather. Boiled lobster sucks compared to steamed lobster. Lobster only needs to be steamed for 4-1/2 minutes per pound so a 2lb lobster only takes 9 minutes. The only time to use an oven with lobster is when making baked-stuffed tails or lobster pie.
Then again you're from the west coast so I'm not sure you know what good lobster tastes like.
 
2012-07-07 03:46:47 PM

hubiestubert: Yes, you split the sucker open while alive, and while it's twitching you shove a big mess of stuffing into the wound, and THEN place it into the oven.


Do you at least ask it for the plans to the rebel base first?
 
2012-07-07 03:47:43 PM

hubiestubert: 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...

[williamthecoroner.files.wordpress.com image 640x384]


Oh man. I went on vacation to New England last month, and one of my stops was Red's Eats in Wiscasset. Now I wanna go back.
 
2012-07-07 03:53:10 PM
One Bad Apple
All clams and mussels have to be alive to be sold in the supermarket. Lobsters can be kept alive in the fridge for 2 or 3 days, clams can last about 3 weeks in the fridge.
/craving clams casino now
 
2012-07-07 03:55:41 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.


==================

Since you're from the Midwest, it's not like you can get any quality seafood. For seafood to be any good, it should have been moving when it got tossed into the pot. If it was frozen before it was cooked, it can't be any good.
 
2012-07-07 03:56:38 PM
Order the chowdah if you're ever in Provincetown, Ma then a lobster.
0.tqn.com
 
2012-07-07 04:00:44 PM

One Bad Apple: 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.

The appeal of lobster (over say crab) is that it pretty much the only food you can get at the supermarket while it's still ALIVE.

Do what I do : dress your live lobster up in a tiny tuxedo and refer to him as "Meester Bawnd" as you gloat in front of him about your plans for world domination.


Noooo Meester Bawnd, I expect you to BOIL

Begin the unnecessarily slow dipping mechanism

*splash-bubblebubblebubble*

Hmmm. Must have that looked at.


Awesome. I need to start building an overly complicated contraption now. I imagine something with a slow moving circular saw that would cut his tiny ropes to plunge him into the bath.
 
2012-07-07 04:01:45 PM

laid back w/bud light: One Bad Apple
All clams and mussels have to be alive to be sold in the supermarket. Lobsters can be kept alive in the fridge for 2 or 3 days, clams can last about 3 weeks in the fridge.
/craving clams casino now


www.mattmcloone.com

Clams are only "alive" in the technical sense and do not respond at all to villainous monologues.

Besides I'd rather watch 2 thalidomide babies knife fight each other than clams. Talk about boring.
 
2012-07-07 04:05:36 PM

One Bad Apple: laid back w/bud light: One Bad Apple
All clams and mussels have to be alive to be sold in the supermarket. Lobsters can be kept alive in the fridge for 2 or 3 days, clams can last about 3 weeks in the fridge.
/craving clams casino now

[www.mattmcloone.com image 640x426]

Clams are only "alive" in the technical sense and do not respond at all to villainous monologues.

Besides I'd rather watch 2 thalidomide babies knife fight each other than clams. Talk about boring.


Birds are dumb, 'cause small bird brains
But so are kids and old people
Some birds talk, most others sing
I don't see you eat a talking bird

Pigs smell bad, they roll in poo
But so do kids and elderly
I don't see you chop off an old man's feet
Put 'em in a mason jar and pickle them

No chowder for you, 'cause clams have feelings too
Actually they don't have central nervousness
No manhatten style, clams have the right to smile
Come to think about it, they don't have a face

They have no face, no place for ears
There's no clam eyes, to cry clam tears
No spinal cord, they must get bored
Might as well just put them out of misery

I don't beleive it's selfish
To eat defenceless shellfish

No chowder for you, clams have feelings too
It could happen to you, clams have feelings too
I don't think they do, clams have feelings too
 
2012-07-07 04:09:36 PM

laid back w/bud light: You must like eating leather.


*how did she know?*
 
2012-07-07 04:09:40 PM

Fissile: 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.

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Since you're from the Midwest, it's not like you can get any quality seafood. For seafood to be any good, it should have been moving when it got tossed into the pot. If it was frozen before it was cooked, it can't be any good.


I know. Surf and turf here is a huge steak, with a smallish lobster. I visited St. Thomas and it was the complete opposite. Was pretty awesome though. Despite the tiny steak.
 
2012-07-07 04:11:02 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...


a crapload of good staple recipes have been exploited by gushing reviewers and shot into the limelight, sometimes pricing themselves right out of the neighborhoods they were once served in. i hate that. it's like a curse uon the poor and the working man. i also hate fluffy reviews of good wines that exposes them to the arsehole set and forever raises the bottle price by $10.
 
2012-07-07 04:11:29 PM
This is a good reason why I dropped out of culinary school.

/still laughed my butt off though.
 
2012-07-07 04:14:16 PM

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.


OX tails are wicked expensive now too.
 
2012-07-07 04:16:33 PM

sn82:
Wait a second. You put a live lobster in foil then put it in the oven? Does it die in the oven?


Eventually. However the proper way is to put them in the oven or water when it's cold and let it heat up.. They don't seem to care.

If you toss them in when the oven or the water is hot they dont like it so much and tend to get a little excited.

My mom tossed a lobster in a pot of boiling water when I was little. It was quite amusing watching her beat it a few times and freak out when it got out of the pot ,tipped it over and proceeded to take over the kitchen. .
 
2012-07-07 04:17:18 PM

wrenchboy: 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.

OX tails are wicked expensive now too.


I can remember when they gave away hot wings at the local bar.
 
2012-07-07 04:17:29 PM
One Bad Apple

My supermarket sells still living snow crab. Never had it though, mostly because my girlfriend hates seafood.

/I'm thinking of picking some up, now.
 
2012-07-07 04:26:01 PM

Fissile: 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.

==================

Since you're from the Midwest, it's not like you can get any quality seafood. For seafood to be any good, it should have been moving when it got tossed into the pot. If it was frozen before it was cooked, it can't be any good.


95% of "crab legs" on the store shelves here are "artificial crab sticks", which is shredded whitefish pressed into a shape and red dye airbrushed onto one side.

They're tasteless and vile. Why they can get away with calling them "crab" at all is beyond me, they're not.
 
2012-07-07 04:26:40 PM

aseras: sn82:
Wait a second. You put a live lobster in foil then put it in the oven? Does it die in the oven?

Eventually. However the proper way is to put them in the oven or water when it's cold and let it heat up.. They don't seem to care.

If you toss them in when the oven or the water is hot they dont like it so much and tend to get a little excited.

My mom tossed a lobster in a pot of boiling water when I was little. It was quite amusing watching her beat it a few times and freak out when it got out of the pot ,tipped it over and proceeded to take over the kitchen. .


When I was a kid I didn't like the part when they tried to put sebastian in the pot of boiling water and he was scared on The Little Mermaid.

I've obviously never boiled lobster before. One day I might try it.
 
2012-07-07 04:29:23 PM

hubiestubert: 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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A group of local guys have opened a food shack on Southport Beach, in Connecticut. Among other things, they sell delicious lobster rolls just like the ones in the picture - just lobster and melted butter - no mayonnaise or other filler.
Magic. Maybe I'll drop in for a couple this evening. It's certainly less fuss than driving to Maine.
 
2012-07-07 04:30:25 PM

sn82: aseras: sn82:
Wait a second. You put a live lobster in foil then put it in the oven? Does it die in the oven?

Eventually. However the proper way is to put them in the oven or water when it's cold and let it heat up.. They don't seem to care.

If you toss them in when the oven or the water is hot they dont like it so much and tend to get a little excited.

My mom tossed a lobster in a pot of boiling water when I was little. It was quite amusing watching her beat it a few times and freak out when it got out of the pot ,tipped it over and proceeded to take over the kitchen. .

When I was a kid I didn't like the part when they tried to put sebastian in the pot of boiling water and he was scared on The Little Mermaid.

I've obviously never boiled lobster before. One day I might try it.


Head first, and they're dead before they hit bottom. And STILL delicious.
 
2012-07-07 04:34:07 PM

wrenchboy: 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.

OX tails are wicked expensive now too.


Oxtail soup is ridiculously expensive at restaurants now, too. Just silly.
 
2012-07-07 04:35:10 PM
Personally, I blame global warming.
 
2012-07-07 04:35:39 PM

FitzShivering: wrenchboy: 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.

OX tails are wicked expensive now too.

Oxtail soup is ridiculously expensive at restaurants now, too. Just silly.


Depends on where you go. Look up your local butcher, as opposed to the supermarket. Well, that and your local Asian market.
 
2012-07-07 04:39:55 PM

Oznog: Fissile: 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.

==================

Since you're from the Midwest, it's not like you can get any quality seafood. For seafood to be any good, it should have been moving when it got tossed into the pot. If it was frozen before it was cooked, it can't be any good.

95% of "crab legs" on the store shelves here are "artificial crab sticks", which is shredded whitefish pressed into a shape and red dye airbrushed onto one side.

They're tasteless and vile. Why they can get away with calling them "crab" at all is beyond me, they're not.



================

You live in Austin? I've never been to Austin, but I would have assumed that you're close enough to the gulf to get fresh seafood. They sell fake crab here in Jersey as well, but it's only purchased by tools and people who are too cheap to buy live crabs.
 
2012-07-07 04:41:33 PM
I haven't had lobster in almost a year. Time to get on that.
 
2012-07-07 04:42:45 PM

sn82: This is a good reason why I dropped out of culinary school.

/still laughed my butt off though.


does this mean you can't cook?
 
2012-07-07 04:46:09 PM

Fissile: or seafood to be any good, it should have been moving when it got tossed into the pot.


Well here in Chicago it's no problem getting good stuff.
 
2012-07-07 04:47:43 PM

hubiestubert:

Depends on where you go. Look up your local butcher, as opposed to the supermarket. Well, that and your local Asian market.


The local Asian supermarket is the provider of all things inexpensive and nice. I go to the same one my favorite Korean restaurant uses for all their food.
 
2012-07-07 04:53:24 PM
hubiestubert: 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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Oh my God. I think I just came.
 
2012-07-07 04:59:36 PM

loonatic112358: sn82: This is a good reason why I dropped out of culinary school.

/still laughed my butt off though.

does this mean you can't cook?


What the hell did you just ask? Of course I can cook you heathen! Now if you will excuse me, I have to go make a sammich.
 
2012-07-07 05:00:24 PM
Where's my lake of stew and of whiskey too Mr. President?
 
2012-07-07 05:01:27 PM
Back when lobster was prisoner food they would take the extra, chop it up, and use it for ferterlizer for the fields.
 
2012-07-07 05:08:27 PM
Actually you could blame global warming. Lobsters molted early this year so lots of soft shell. Those are cheaper anyway, but they don't travel.
 
2012-07-07 05:12:10 PM
Why is deli meat so expensive? Thanks, Obama.
 
2012-07-07 05:15:42 PM
As a hick from Texas, seriously, what kind of damage can those lobster pincers do to a hand or finger?

/Sincerely curious
 
2012-07-07 05:18:30 PM

sn82: What the hell did you just ask? Of course I can cook you heathen! Now if you will excuse me, I have to go make a sammich.


damnit, and i'm out of your delivery area
 
2012-07-07 05:22:43 PM
www.global-air.com

Canadian Atlantic Lobster are truly fascinating creatures. (new window)
 
2012-07-07 05:23:56 PM

flushdepot: As a hick from Texas, seriously, what kind of damage can those lobster pincers do to a hand or finger?

/Sincerely curious


ever meet a pissed off mudbug, this is it's steroidal cousin
 
2012-07-07 05:30:29 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.


Same here, crab meat (legs, claws or imitation) is much better than lobster. Lobster feels to tough and rubbery compared to crab.

/all-you-can-eat buffets that have crab specials are never safe from my ravenous consumption
 
2012-07-07 05:31:15 PM
I can buy lobster out of a pickup truck on the main drag of the town I live in for $5 per pound. But then again, I live in Nova Scotia... We're known for our great lobster.
 
2012-07-07 05:32:16 PM

sseye: Actually you could blame thank global warming. Lobsters molted early this year so lots of soft shell. Those are cheaper anyway, but they don't travel.


FTFA ;-)

www.entertainyamania.com

/every cloud has a silver lining
//mmm lobster
 
2012-07-07 05:42:31 PM

planes: [www.global-air.com image 150x195]

Canadian Atlantic Lobster are truly fascinating creatures. (new window)


=================

Canadian and USA lobster are the same species, Homarus americanus. Honestly, I've had Maine lobster, and lobster caught off the coast of Jersey, and I can't tell the diff.
 
2012-07-07 05:42:33 PM

One Bad Apple: he appeal of lobster (over say crab) is that it pretty much the only food you can get at the supermarket while it's still ALIVE.


Careful you don't get attached.

25.media.tumblr.com


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


flatrock.org.nz

TOP. Men.
 
2012-07-07 05:52:57 PM

flushdepot: As a hick from Texas, seriously, what kind of damage can those lobster pincers do to a hand or finger?

/Sincerely curious


================

A large lobster could easily break your finger if it got a hold of you. Interestedly, the muscles that close a lobster's claws are very strong, but the muscles that open its claws are very weak. You pick up a lobster from the behind (it can't reach back with its claws), and then squeeze its claws closed, place rubber bands over its closed claws, and it's now as harmless as a new born kitten.
 
2012-07-07 06:12:00 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.


There's also one at the Museum of Natural History on the Cape. I have a pic of him, but not on this laptop, sadly.
 
2012-07-07 06:18:52 PM

laid back w/bud light: Order the chowdah if you're ever in Provincetown, Ma then a lobster.
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I love you. :)
 
2012-07-07 06:24:17 PM
Can I have some lobster for a quick snack?? Need to be at the gym in 26 minutes
 
2012-07-07 06:26:58 PM

flushdepot: As a hick from Texas, seriously, what kind of damage can those lobster pincers do to a hand or finger?

/Sincerely curious


It'll hurt, and you may get a nasty cut, but unless it is one huge frkkah, you won't lose the digit. Probably won't even break the bone, but don't try this at home just in case.
 
2012-07-07 06:32:32 PM

One Bad Apple: 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.

The appeal of lobster (over say crab) is that it pretty much the only food you can get at the supermarket while it's still ALIVE.

Do what I do : dress your live lobster up in a tiny tuxedo and refer to him as "Meester Bawnd" as you gloat in front of him about your plans for world domination.


Noooo Meester Bawnd, I expect you to BOIL

Begin the unnecessarily slow dipping mechanism

*splash-bubblebubblebubble*

Hmmm. Must have that looked at.


I've heard you're supposed to put them in head first, but I prefer tail first so I can see the expression on their faces and hear the high pitched buggy scream.
 
2012-07-07 06:40:36 PM

oldernell: 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.


Bzzt. Wrong. Lobster tails are from Australian or New Zealand waters and a completely different species. They don't have claws which is why you only see the tails. Taste completely different - more like shrimp.

Don't bother - stick with Maine/Canadian lobsters.
 
2012-07-07 06:43:46 PM
Was in Maine last night enjoying lobster caught fresh that morning, so getting a real kick out of the comments.
 
2012-07-07 06:45:51 PM

powerful katrinka: 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.


We're talking different beasties. The article is referring to a glut of soft-shelled, chicken lobsters. Very small and little meat. It takes about 3 to equal the meat from a 2lb hard shell lobster, your typical restaurant service critter.

At my store (in Central PA yet), I found these chicken lobsters at $4.99/lb while the standards 1 1/2 lb and up were the usual $9.99/lb.
 
2012-07-07 07:00:39 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.


Or quality seafood in general. Worst part about living on 61st and Memorial in summer is you gotta smell that damn Joe's Crap Shack fester in the heat.
 
2012-07-07 07:09:34 PM

Baloo Uriza: 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.

Or quality seafood in general. Worst part about living on 61st and Memorial in summer is you gotta smell that damn Joe's Crap Shack fester in the heat.


Oh gross. :/

Maybe you can move near the Wonder Bread factory? mmmmm That place smells anazing.
 
2012-07-07 07:19:43 PM
Always a good sign when a fishing(?) industry takes enough of a species out of the sea for there to be a price cut in order to sell them all.
 
2012-07-07 07:21:12 PM

Baloo Uriza: 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.

Or quality seafood in general. Worst part about living on 61st and Memorial in summer is you gotta smell that damn Joe's Crap Shack fester in the heat.


Ugh. Joes Crap shack just opened up on the Daytona Beach Pier. The entire strip is now corporate garbage, instead of fresh, interesting local places (and dives). I doubt I'll ever bother going back there. Too many good beaches in this state, no reason to tolerate the disnification of Daytona.
 
2012-07-07 07:21:56 PM

ZAZ: Lobster was once synonymous with living large

Before that it was cheaper than deli meat.


When I was a kid we had lobster sandwhiches cause it was cheaper thabn peanutbutter..... I loved to trade it off for ham and cheese!!!

Just a sign of the times.
 
2012-07-07 07:26:15 PM
DNRTFA, but gathered enough from the first few posts of the thread.

Did none of you farkers ever watch Alton Brown's Crustacean Nation episodes of Good Eats?!

Crustacean Nation 4 (S13E01)

Lobsters are on their way out even quicker than Brown thought. GG folks. More crawdads for me.
 
2012-07-07 07:31:19 PM
namegoeshere [TotalFark]
So you've been to the Lobster Pot or the bar above called the Top of the Pot???? My cousin owns the Old Colony bar next door and the Surf Club at the start of Mcmillan pier. Nice to have relatives support your drinking habits.
 
2012-07-07 07:33:01 PM

Baloo Uriza: 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.

Or quality seafood in general. Worst part about living on 61st and Memorial in summer is you gotta smell that damn Joe's Crap Shack fester in the heat.


I have one awesome fish counter place within biking distance that simply won't sell less than ideal, a Japanese place to get sushi grade fish, and I fish fresh water. I'm good, although being able to buy directly from salt water fishermen does sound lovely.

/Michigander
 
2012-07-07 07:44:30 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Baloo Uriza: 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.

Or quality seafood in general. Worst part about living on 61st and Memorial in summer is you gotta smell that damn Joe's Crap Shack fester in the heat.

I have one awesome fish counter place within biking distance that simply won't sell less than ideal, a Japanese place to get sushi grade fish, and I fish fresh water. I'm good, although being able to buy directly from salt water fishermen does sound lovely.


I really need to hit Memories of Japan in Broken Arrow when I get back home next month...
 
2012-07-07 07:45:07 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.


All my bookmarks will come via TMLO whenever possible.
 
2012-07-07 08:04:50 PM

laid back w/bud light: namegoeshere [TotalFark]
So you've been to the Lobster Pot or the bar above called the Top of the Pot???? My cousin owns the Old Colony bar next door and the Surf Club at the start of Mcmillan pier. Nice to have relatives support your drinking habits.


Marry me.

Don't tell my husband, though ;)
 
2012-07-07 08:56:04 PM
namegoeshere
Ever made sweet love on a blanket on the beach right at sunset? JK tell your man how much you love him tonight. Won't tell the hubby.
 
2012-07-07 09:36:11 PM

hubiestubert: 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

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At Nha Trang, the sauce served with lobster was similar to that Mae Ploy. Barbecued by the beach, fresh, and not particularly expensive. FTW for sure.
 
2012-07-07 10:00:46 PM

laid back w/bud light: Order the chowdah if you're ever in Provincetown, Ma then a lobster.
0.tqn.com


Their chowder isn't that great, but on a good day their steamers are unbeatable.
 
2012-07-07 10:06:12 PM

powerful katrinka: 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.


Doing surf and turf tomorrow. Already got the sirloin; picking up 4 lobs in the morning.
 
2012-07-07 10:34:24 PM

laid back w/bud light: Order the chowdah if you're ever in Provincetown, Ma then a lobster.
[0.tqn.com image 400x334]


And if you drop anything, ask a WOMAN to bend over and pick it up for you ... she'll be safer.
 
2012-07-07 10:53:00 PM

hubiestubert: 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.


I read that as "I saute your dedication to bringing someone's belly happiness."
 
2012-07-07 10:59:28 PM
unfortunately, the 70 year old lobster fisherman Obama met with this morning, died this afternoon.
 
2012-07-07 11:02:22 PM

Fissile: 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.

==================

Since you're from the Midwest, it's not like you can get any quality seafood. For seafood to be any good, it should have been moving when it got tossed into the pot. If it was frozen before it was cooked, it can't be any good.


Almost all of the snow and king crab legs in the US are cooked and frozen right after they get off the boat. They are then reheated in a steamer wherever you eat them. That's why it's really hard to screw up crab legs - they're never fresh.
 
2012-07-07 11:06:15 PM

Lsherm: Fissile: 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.

==================

Since you're from the Midwest, it's not like you can get any quality seafood. For seafood to be any good, it should have been moving when it got tossed into the pot. If it was frozen before it was cooked, it can't be any good.

Almost all of the snow and king crab legs in the US are cooked and frozen right after they get off the boat. They are then reheated in a steamer wherever you eat them. That's why it's really hard to screw up crab legs - they're never fresh.


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And why would I want to eat this when I can buy live blue crabs?
 
2012-07-07 11:15:00 PM

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

HALF-tempted.


Try wasabi and soy sauce.
 
2012-07-08 02:03:14 AM

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.


Does anything not suck when you have nothing but?
 
2012-07-08 02:14:09 AM

KrispyKritter: i also hate fluffy reviews of good wines that exposes them to the arsehole set and forever raises the bottle price by $10.


The thing about wine is that you can always find more good wine at any price, no matter how many move up a few bucks. The sheer quantity of supply guarantees that, although you might have to work through a few mediocre ones for each one worth more than its price.

hubiestubert: Depends on where you go. Look up your local butcher, as opposed to the supermarket. Well, that and your local Asian market.


Maybe it's a California thing, but I've taken this advice and been ripped off repeatedly; butchers here charge twice as much for largely the same cuts as grocery stores.

/Asian and Mexican markets, on the other hand, will hook you right up.
 
2012-07-08 02:56:33 AM

fusillade762: One Bad Apple: he appeal of lobster (over say crab) is that it pretty much the only food you can get at the supermarket while it's still ALIVE.

Careful you don't get attached.


Pinchy noooooo!! *om nom nom nom*
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/He would have wanted it that way


foxyshadis: hubiestubert: Depends on where you go. Look up your local butcher, as opposed to the supermarket. Well, that and your local Asian market.

Maybe it's a California thing, but I've taken this advice and been ripped off repeatedly; butchers here charge twice as much for largely the same cuts as grocery stores.

/Asian and Mexican markets, on the other hand, will hook you right up.


That's the damn truth. And if you want a really good carne asada taco it is hard to go wrong with the mercados.
 
2012-07-08 10:27:09 AM
Pickles: [holding a lobster] Hold on, now, so yer telling me that you put these little guys in boiling water and they shreik and they turn red and they die.
Store Clerk: Yes, sir.
Pickles: That is the most metal thing I ever heard in my whole life. High five.
 
2012-07-08 10:59:14 AM

tonguedepressor: All my bookmarks will come via TMLO whenever possible.


*hoists coffee mug*

Salud!


glassgnost: Try wasabi and soy sauce.


That's a good idea, too... that's what I love about these threads.

Thank you!
 
2012-07-08 11:07:09 AM

GORDON: Why is deli meat so expensive? Thanks, Obama.


you mean NO BAMA!!
0 MORE YEARS

PUT ROMNEY IN POWER

AND DELETE THE SUTRA PEAK
AT A LEVEL THATS OBSOLETE
 
2012-07-08 12:27:25 PM

ZAZ: Lobster was once synonymous with living large.


So was gold jewelry and a German touring sedan. Now you can find them in just about any old ghetto.
 
2012-07-08 12:43:16 PM

One Bad Apple: The appeal of lobster (over say crab) is that it pretty much the only food you can get at the supermarket while it's still ALIVE.


I can tell you don't live in Maryland. Half the fun of steaming crabs is wrasslin' them and watching them fight each other.
 
2012-07-08 02:18:11 PM

on the road: One Bad Apple: The appeal of lobster (over say crab) is that it pretty much the only food you can get at the supermarket while it's still ALIVE.


I can tell you don't live in Maryland. Half the fun of steaming crabs is wrasslin' them and watching them fight each other.


I have a feeling that if I handed you a yo-yo, you would not be heard from for a few days.
 
2012-07-08 02:44:18 PM

jim32rr: on the road: One Bad Apple: The appeal of lobster (over say crab) is that it pretty much the only food you can get at the supermarket while it's still ALIVE.


I can tell you don't live in Maryland. Half the fun of steaming crabs is wrasslin' them and watching them fight each other.

I have a feeling that if I handed you a yo-yo, you would not be heard from for a few days.


In defense of yo-yo's, they are awesome.
 
2012-07-08 05:19:28 PM
So...where are my cheap lobster sales online?
:/
 
2012-07-08 05:30:58 PM

Gawdzila: Maybe it's a California thing, but I've taken this advice and been ripped off repeatedly; butchers here charge twice as much for largely the same cuts as grocery stores.


Living in California is a ripoff, no matter what you do. Only bigger ripoff is infecting your neighbors with Californians.
 
2012-07-08 06:27:22 PM

Baloo Uriza: Gawdzila: Maybe it's a California thing, but I've taken this advice and been ripped off repeatedly; butchers here charge twice as much for largely the same cuts as grocery stores.

Living in California is a ripoff, no matter what you do. Only bigger ripoff is infecting your neighbors with Californians.


Living in California isn't a ripoff, just expensive for your wallet.
Living in Oklahoma, on the other hand, is expensive for your soul. What a terrible, boring place full of terrible, bible-belt morons.
 
2012-07-08 07:56:21 PM
Just had 4. Well, 2 apiece. The $4.25/# chicks were gone so we got the $4.75 ones. Yum. I'm stuffed.
 
2012-07-08 09:24:11 PM

Fear the Clam: laid back w/bud light: Order the chowdah if you're ever in Provincetown, Ma then a lobster.
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Their chowder isn't that great, but on a good day their steamers are unbeatable.


I've had better.

/in Cleveland
 
2012-07-08 10:59:08 PM

Gawdzila: Baloo Uriza: Gawdzila: Maybe it's a California thing, but I've taken this advice and been ripped off repeatedly; butchers here charge twice as much for largely the same cuts as grocery stores.

Living in California is a ripoff, no matter what you do. Only bigger ripoff is infecting your neighbors with Californians.

Living in California isn't a ripoff, just expensive for your wallet.


What's the difference?

Living in Oklahoma, on the other hand, is expensive for your soul. What a terrible, boring place full of terrible, bible-belt morons.

You misspelled Oregon and Mormon.
 
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