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(Foodbeast)   So apparently, Lobster used to be the "cockroach of the sea"   (foodbeast.com) divider line 150
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2014-02-13 04:03:52 PM  

denbroc: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x534]
Obscure?


So sleek.  So furry.  So fair.

You know, I haven't seen many around lately.
 
2014-02-13 04:07:04 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: lemurs: [img.fark.net image 306x413]

Obligatory.

Alternate universe?
Just visit Cambodia Louisiana


hungrytravelers.com
/cockroaches of the roadside ditches
 
2014-02-13 04:13:12 PM  

MBooda: Rev. Skarekroe: lemurs: [img.fark.net image 306x413]

Obligatory.

Alternate universe?
Just visit Cambodia Louisiana

[hungrytravelers.com image 850x637]
/cockroaches of the roadside ditches


Tasty cockroaches of the roadside ditches, nonetheless.
 
2014-02-13 04:15:30 PM  

Prey4reign: MBooda: Rev. Skarekroe: lemurs: [img.fark.net image 306x413]

Obligatory.

Alternate universe?
Just visit Cambodia Louisiana

[hungrytravelers.com image 850x637]
/cockroaches of the roadside ditches

Tasty cockroaches of the roadside ditches, nonetheless.



what are they, mud bugs?
 
2014-02-13 04:18:58 PM  
Lobster Claws = Roach Clips
 
2014-02-13 04:27:17 PM  
Did-a-chick?
 
2014-02-13 04:27:49 PM  

WeenerGord: Prey4reign: MBooda: Rev. Skarekroe: lemurs: [img.fark.net image 306x413]

Obligatory.

Alternate universe?
Just visit Cambodia Louisiana

[hungrytravelers.com image 850x637]
/cockroaches of the roadside ditches

Tasty cockroaches of the roadside ditches, nonetheless.


what are they, mud bugs?


Yep.  And yes, tasty.

/but for gods sake make sure they're thoroughly boiled
 
2014-02-13 04:31:00 PM  
"Ask any mermaid you happen to see/What's the best lobster? Cockroach of the Sea!"
 
2014-02-13 04:38:23 PM  

MBooda: WeenerGord: Prey4reign: MBooda: Rev. Skarekroe: lemurs: [img.fark.net image 306x413]

Obligatory.

Alternate universe?
Just visit Cambodia Louisiana

[hungrytravelers.com image 850x637]
/cockroaches of the roadside ditches

Tasty cockroaches of the roadside ditches, nonetheless.


what are they, mud bugs?

Yep.  And yes, tasty.

/but for gods sake make sure they're thoroughly boiled



I hear that you are supposed to suck the head out.

/nttawwt
 
2014-02-13 04:40:13 PM  

MBooda: Rev. Skarekroe: lemurs: [img.fark.net image 306x413]

Obligatory.

Alternate universe?
Just visit Cambodia Louisiana

[hungrytravelers.com image 850x637]
/cockroaches of the roadside ditches


Lobsters- Taste great. Crawfish- Taste like crap. No wonder why the Cajuns put so much spice on them.
 
2014-02-13 04:40:21 PM  

pute kisses like a man: trying to decide what to cook the wife for valentines.  lobster sure would be easy.

/ probably going with scallops.

Please wrap them in bacon.

 
2014-02-13 04:41:39 PM  

macadamnut: I'm allergic to all that nasty crap anyway, so I wonder what people thought when every so often somebody would swell up and choke to death a few minutes after eating it. I also wonder if the Semitic food laws about it have anything to do with that.



Shellfish that's not cooked properly also can contain various nasty pathogens.  Same with pork.  It wouldn't surprise me at all if a lot of ancient dietary laws come these observations.  The Koran even has a rule that says don't eat or shake hands with the hand you wipe your ass with.
 
2014-02-13 04:41:43 PM  
So apparently, Lobster used to be is the "cockroach of the sea"
 
2014-02-13 04:50:58 PM  

tricycleracer: Stone crab FTW

[www.plumleegulfbeachrealty.com image 500x331]


Which was considered for a LONG time to be trash, and inedible.
 
2014-02-13 04:54:09 PM  
yummy prehistoric dinner

cdn.list25.com
 
2014-02-13 04:55:16 PM  
Better than being the sea cucumber of the sea.
 
2014-02-13 04:57:17 PM  
Not the Jedi of the sea?
 
2014-02-13 05:04:06 PM  
So, now that we're all thoroughly grossed out, we won't be having a food thread this week?
 
2014-02-13 05:12:14 PM  

sandi_fish: pute kisses like a man: trying to decide what to cook the wife for valentines.  lobster sure would be easy.

/ probably going with scallops.

Please wrap them in bacon.


i've been nervous to mess with scallops.  i currently have the perfect method to cook scallops, it takes about 1-2 minutes on each side to brown, then I put them on a flat sheet in the oven at 200 degrees while I prepare something else.  sometimes i make a beurre blanc sauce, or something else.  sometimes i don't make any sauce. They are perfect this way.  slightly browned, and never overcooked.

bacon takes too long to cook.  i am happy to cook the scallops in bacon fat (adjust time on the sear accordingly, since bacon fat cooks hotter than butter) but I'm afraid to cook them together.  and i really love the delicacy of scallops and bacon has too strong a flavor.

/ cooking them in bacon fat could be an option, and i'll use the bacon in something else.  like some smothered greens... which could also be cooked in bacon fat, so then, more bacon.  which greens will it be?  chard?  hmm...  if you've noticed, i generally think of pork belly as a great cooking oil.  the bacon byproduct is a bonus.
 
2014-02-13 05:13:29 PM  

crzybtch: To me the lobster belongs to the following:

LAND                       SEA
Cockroach              Lobster
Shrimp                    Flies
Birds                       Fish
Clams                     Aquarium Filters


WTF are land shrimp and sea flies?

;]
 
2014-02-13 05:19:09 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: PunkTiger: And crabs are sea spiders. Your point being...?

Galloping sea spiders

/things that gallop are tasty


The Galloping Gourmet?
 
2014-02-13 05:26:20 PM  

casual disregard: I don't even like seafood one bit and even I can tell that was a poorly written article.

The concept is named trash fish. That would be the leftovers and scraps the fishermen couldn't sell in olden times because they were looked down upon as being unclean or not being in vogue. So you had generations of fishermen who would bring home trash fish to their families and they innovated ways to make it delicious (in some cases that's just giving it a pan sear, but it varies from item to item). Fastforward to today and now trash fish are top of the list practically. There are even restaurants dedicated to trash fish and I guarantee you, even as a person who hates seafood in general, that you're not going to find a better seafood plate anywhere else.

Trash fish. Look it up.


"Chilean Sea Bass" is actually Patagonian Toothfish. a fish so Fn ugly that they thought no one would pay for it without some trendy sounding name that would throw them off the trail of the actual creature they were eating. Think about that next time you pay $36.95 for it (I still eat it- delish and I could care less what it looks like).
 
2014-02-13 05:28:39 PM  

xenomorpheus: yummy prehistoric dinner

[cdn.list25.com image 640x360]



WTF is that thing
 
2014-02-13 05:31:38 PM  

pute kisses like a man: sandi_fish: pute kisses like a man: trying to decide what to cook the wife for valentines.  lobster sure would be easy.

/ probably going with scallops.

Please wrap them in bacon.

i've been nervous to mess with scallops.  i currently have the perfect method to cook scallops, it takes about 1-2 minutes on each side to brown, then I put them on a flat sheet in the oven at 200 degrees while I prepare something else.  sometimes i make a beurre blanc sauce, or something else.  sometimes i don't make any sauce. They are perfect this way.  slightly browned, and never overcooked.

bacon takes too long to cook.  i am happy to cook the scallops in bacon fat (adjust time on the sear accordingly, since bacon fat cooks hotter than butter) but I'm afraid to cook them together.  and i really love the delicacy of scallops and bacon has too strong a flavor.

/ cooking them in bacon fat could be an option, and i'll use the bacon in something else.  like some smothered greens... which could also be cooked in bacon fat, so then, more bacon.  which greens will it be?  chard?  hmm...  if you've noticed, i generally think of pork belly as a great cooking oil.  the bacon byproduct is a bonus.


You can do a nice bacon wrapped scallop if you make sure the bacon is about 75% cooked beforehand, otherwise you get perfectly cooked bacon and a horribly overcooked scallop.
 
2014-02-13 05:32:25 PM  

WeenerGord: xenomorpheus: yummy prehistoric dinner

[cdn.list25.com image 640x360]


WTF is that thing


I don't know, but there's one right behind you!
 
2014-02-13 05:42:41 PM  
Cockroach of the sea? Cockroach? Here we call them "Mexican shrimp".
 
2014-02-13 05:47:29 PM  

Ambitwistor: Next contender:  hagfish (a.k.a. "slime eel").

[upload.wikimedia.org image 199x149]


That must be the only picture of a hagfish available online.  I see it everywhere.
 
2014-02-13 06:43:56 PM  

tricycleracer: porcupine tree: FTFA - "That being said, we bet it's only a few more years 'til spam becomes the filet mignon of red meat."


Wouldn't filet mignon already be the 'filet mignon of red meat'?

Rolls Royce is the Cadillac of automobiles.


The Super Bowl is the Daytona 500 of football.

I love LOVE  LOVE lobster. Love you haters of it, too. More for me.
 
2014-02-13 06:46:17 PM  

pute kisses like a man: sandi_fish: pute kisses like a man: trying to decide what to cook the wife for valentines.  lobster sure would be easy.

/ probably going with scallops.

Please wrap them in bacon.

i've been nervous to mess with scallops.  i currently have the perfect method to cook scallops, it takes about 1-2 minutes on each side to brown, then I put them on a flat sheet in the oven at 200 degrees while I prepare something else.  sometimes i make a beurre blanc sauce, or something else.  sometimes i don't make any sauce. They are perfect this way.  slightly browned, and never overcooked.

bacon takes too long to cook.  i am happy to cook the scallops in bacon fat (adjust time on the sear accordingly, since bacon fat cooks hotter than butter) but I'm afraid to cook them together.  and i really love the delicacy of scallops and bacon has too strong a flavor.

/ cooking them in bacon fat could be an option, and i'll use the bacon in something else.  like some smothered greens... which could also be cooked in bacon fat, so then, more bacon.  which greens will it be?  chard?  hmm...  if you've noticed, i generally think of pork belly as a great cooking oil.  the bacon byproduct is a bonus.


I hope you enjoy them.  Scallops are a fine meal!
 
2014-02-13 06:49:24 PM  
www.global-air.com

Canadian Atlantic Lobster are truly fascinating creatures. (new window)
 
2014-02-13 07:52:21 PM  
But then...melted butter...
 
2014-02-13 08:00:52 PM  
Well if you dont like lobster you can send me yours.
 
2014-02-13 08:13:28 PM  
It still is.  I don't care how delicious something allegedly is.  A creature that looks like that (and the innards of which you basically slurp into your mouth using its own dead body as a dish) will not be consumed by me.
 
2014-02-13 08:38:52 PM  

Pattuq: It still is.  I don't care how delicious something allegedly is.  A creature that looks like that (and the innards of which you basically slurp into your mouth using its own dead body as a dish) will not be consumed by me.



How about oysters? At least you can slurp them off the shell while they are still alive.
 
2014-02-13 09:02:35 PM  

sandi_fish: pute kisses like a man: sandi_fish: pute kisses like a man: trying to decide what to cook the wife for valentines.  lobster sure would be easy.

/ probably going with scallops.

Please wrap them in bacon.

i've been nervous to mess with scallops.  i currently have the perfect method to cook scallops, it takes about 1-2 minutes on each side to brown, then I put them on a flat sheet in the oven at 200 degrees while I prepare something else.  sometimes i make a beurre blanc sauce, or something else.  sometimes i don't make any sauce. They are perfect this way.  slightly browned, and never overcooked.

bacon takes too long to cook.  i am happy to cook the scallops in bacon fat (adjust time on the sear accordingly, since bacon fat cooks hotter than butter) but I'm afraid to cook them together.  and i really love the delicacy of scallops and bacon has too strong a flavor.

/ cooking them in bacon fat could be an option, and i'll use the bacon in something else.  like some smothered greens... which could also be cooked in bacon fat, so then, more bacon.  which greens will it be?  chard?  hmm...  if you've noticed, i generally think of pork belly as a great cooking oil.  the bacon byproduct is a bonus.

I hope you enjoy them.  Scallops are a fine meal!



I'm giving Mark Bittman's broiled scallops stuffed with basil a go tomorrow.
 
2014-02-13 09:31:55 PM  
Wasn't salmon originally in the same category? Poor mans food.
 
2014-02-13 10:15:07 PM  

RichMeatyTaste: Patagonian toothfish = Chilean Sea Bass.

Amazing how a new name makes it seem all exotic and more tasty.


s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-02-13 10:17:52 PM  
I equate people who don't like lobster the same way I do people who don't like dogs, alcohol, and steak cooked rare. i.e., WTF is wrong with you?
 
2014-02-13 10:26:33 PM  

Saborlas: Hate the way they smell, the only lobster roll I ever had was awful, and I refuse to eat what appears to be a giant scorpion that's still sufficiently armed to fend off the diner.


Most overrated delicacy this side of Stone crab
 
2014-02-13 10:40:08 PM  
They are related to spiders.

Tasty, tasty spiders.
 
2014-02-13 10:50:23 PM  

John Buck 41: I equate people who don't like lobster the same way I do people who don't like dogs, alcohol, and steak cooked rare. i.e., WTF is wrong with you?



It's not that i don't like it, i really don't think it's so great - have you ever eaten it plain? as with no sauce or butter? - sure dunk it in hot butter it tastes good, but so would my shoe.

It's OK, you can have mine, i think a well prepared diver scallop, Chilean sea bass, eastern blue crab  - there are so many things i would prefer over lobster.

lobster kinda tough and rubbery...even when its prepared properly, eaten plain it just doesn't taste that good, yea it's good in a sandwich or mac and cheese - i just don't think it justifies the price.
 
2014-02-13 11:26:17 PM  

EffervescingElephant: have you ever eaten it plain? as with no sauce or butter?


Yes. Still great.
 
2014-02-14 12:11:54 AM  

rjakobi: Ya ever notice how much lobster tastes like soap? The rich foods ain't always the tastiest.


This. I've had lobster twice. Both times as a guest in restaraunts that I could not have afforded the gratuity. So, of course, I ordered one of the more expensive items on the menu. Both times the consistency could only be described as 'soapy'. I don't even remember the taste, just the texture. I love seafood in general, but not lobster.
 
2014-02-14 01:21:11 AM  

hubcity: flondrix: DrunkWithImpotence: Funny how our perceptions change over time.

It sounds like the big breakthrough was cooking them live.

And with that came a whole new way to make it costly. Imagine if beef were the same way...


But how do you know it isn't??
 
2014-02-14 01:22:48 AM  

Barnstormer: I make a pretty good baked stuffed lobster. The trick is to put a bed of good stuffing down in the shell,  interleave scallop slices and the lobster pieces on top of the stuffing, then drizzle it all in a high-quality lobster bisque. The baking part is actually optional if you do it right.

That said, plain lobster is... plain. Lobster absorbs the flavors around it, hence the common use of butter or lemon juice.

I read an article about the Maine coastal islands in which a local reminiscesces about the old days when if they saw someone walking home with a few lobsters they said "There goes a man who can't afford bologna."


can I eat at your house tomorrow?
 
2014-02-14 01:24:36 AM  
Now that I'm on food stamps, I have complete strangers (i.e., Ayn Rand Republican Jesus types) coming up to me in the checkout lane and rummaging through my shopping cart looking for steak and lobster as if I'm smuggling contraband. One idiot even tried to take my SNAP card away from me because he thought I was too big to need help.
 
GCD
2014-02-14 06:21:43 AM  
This is news why?

I grew up in Prince Edward Island - they used lobster for fertilizer on the potato fields. Bring in a fresh catch, dump it on the fields and till in it right into the ground. It wasn't uncommon to find gigantic piles of lobster shells around fields. They'd just dump them, let them die, then spread them...maybe...if they got around to it. If not, no worries. They'll lie there until they rot.

Hell, I was born in 1981 and I have memories of seeing this done - apparently it was way more frequent even before that. My parents remember it happening all the time.
 
2014-02-14 03:01:32 PM  

bungle_jr: Prey4reign: Snails are disgusting animals, slowly oozing along leaving behind a disgusting film of snot like material.  Escargot are a delicacy, given enough garlic butter.

have you seen the escargot kit at walmart, or other supermarkets? i have had escargot many times and enjoyed it, but this just seems off-putting to me


You should be off pudding

www.eonline.com
 
2014-02-14 03:11:22 PM  

Soulcatcher: crzybtch: To me the lobster belongs to the following:

LAND                       SEA
Cockroach              Lobster
Shrimp                    Flies
Birds                       Fish
Clams                     Aquarium Filters

WTF are land shrimp and sea flies?

;]


Land Shrimp: Arcitalitrus sylvaticus

www.whatsthatbug.com
 
2014-02-14 08:02:32 PM  

Anastacya: Was the Obvious tag too busy stuffing its face with cheese biscuits?


Must have been. And what's this "used to be"crap? They are known bottom feeders. Know how to prepare them properly but never really appealed to me, shrimp taste much better.

/also cockroaches
//first chefin' job was at a Red Lobster in Fla when most items were fresh
///alas, the pre-cheese biscuit era
 
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