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(US News)   Thanks to an abundant supply, lobster is now cheaper than deli meat. Thanks, Obama   (usnews.com) divider line 151
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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


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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.
[0.tqn.com image 400x334]


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.


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

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*
images.wikia.com

/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.
[0.tqn.com image 400x334]

Their chowder isn't that great, but on a good day their steamers are unbeatable.


I've had better.

/in Cleveland
 
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