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(Bangor Daily News)   Here's a recipe for lobster, avocado & mango salad that just screams summer in Maine, because Maine is so well known for its mangoes and avocados   ( catchinghealth.bangordailynews.com) divider line
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2017-07-23 05:44:59 PM  
I honestly don't understand things like this and lobster rolls. Lobster is so tasty by itself I don't see why anyone would adulterate it with mayo, bread, avocado, etc. To me it makes about as much sense as making a Philly cheesesteak with filet mignon.
 
2017-07-23 06:06:39 PM  
They're famous for their month of Summer, too
 
2017-07-23 06:17:30 PM  

fusillade762: I honestly don't understand things like this and lobster rolls. Lobster is so tasty by itself I don't see why anyone would adulterate it with mayo, bread, avocado, etc. To me it makes about as much sense as making a Philly cheesesteak with filet mignon.


It's really a New England thing. Something about it. I think maybe it came about from having leftovers and they said f*ck it, let's put it on a roll.

They can be great or really shiatty. Not a huge fan myself. But boiled lobster, I'll eat 2 please.
 
2017-07-23 06:17:55 PM  
Not so much a recipe as it is an advertisement for "Stonewall Kitchen" and their products.
 
2017-07-23 06:21:34 PM  
Lobster.  Celery.  A God damned simple assed mustard garlic aioli.  Put it on a hot dog bun and make believe it cost $20.

You're welcome.
 
2017-07-23 06:24:48 PM  

fusillade762: I honestly don't understand things like this and lobster rolls. Lobster is so tasty by itself I don't see why anyone would adulterate it with mayo, bread, avocado, etc. To me it makes about as much sense as making a Philly cheesesteak with filet mignon.


I grew up doing New England in the 1960's.  There was an endless supply of cheap lobster, not to mention cheap clams, cheap haddock, boatloads of flounder, you get the picture.  Bluefin tuna was a junk fish fit only for cat food, to put you into the proper frame of reference.

When you've had lobster for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a solid 2 weeks, you start looking around for something else to do with the stuff.  Trust me.
 
2017-07-23 06:32:12 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: fusillade762: I honestly don't understand things like this and lobster rolls. Lobster is so tasty by itself I don't see why anyone would adulterate it with mayo, bread, avocado, etc. To me it makes about as much sense as making a Philly cheesesteak with filet mignon.

I grew up doing New England in the 1960's.  There was an endless supply of cheap lobster, not to mention cheap clams, cheap haddock, boatloads of flounder, you get the picture.  Bluefin tuna was a junk fish fit only for cat food, to put you into the proper frame of reference.

When you've had lobster for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a solid 2 weeks, you start looking around for something else to do with the stuff.  Trust me.


It's amazing what 50 years will do. Our fisheries are just pathetic right now. It makes me have a sad. Now I want flounder for dinner.
 
2017-07-23 06:45:04 PM  
Lobster is gross and rubbery. People pretending it's some kind of delicacy are morons.
 
2017-07-23 06:47:12 PM  

jaylectricity: Lobster is gross and rubbery. People pretending it's some kind of delicacy are morons.


Ah, the classic, "Stop liking what I don't like!" Weird how so many people enjoy it if it's "gross and rubbery". But I'm sure you're the one who is right here, they just don't understand.
 
2017-07-23 06:50:29 PM  

jaylectricity: Lobster is gross and rubbery. People pretending it's some kind of delicacy are morons.


Well, they did use to feed them to prisoners until they begged them to stop.


No worries. I'll eat yours.
 
2017-07-23 06:59:45 PM  
I'm just messing around. I don't mind it, but I don't seek it out.
 
2017-07-23 07:02:31 PM  

timujin: jaylectricity: Lobster is gross and rubbery. People pretending it's some kind of delicacy are morons.

Ah, the classic, "Stop liking what I don't like!" Weird how so many people enjoy it if it's "gross and rubbery". But I'm sure you're the one who is right here, they just don't understand.


I do think there's a bit of conformity-bias with lobster. "Lobster is a delicacy, therefore I should be happy to eat it." It's like a "keeping up with the Joneses" sort of mentality. The looks I get when I don't get excited for lobster crack me up.
 
2017-07-23 07:04:03 PM  
Like you don't just have risotto at your wedding, you have LOBSTER RISOTTO. And everybody is supposed to gasp, "Oh wow, so fancy!"
 
2017-07-23 07:19:18 PM  

jaylectricity: timujin: jaylectricity: Lobster is gross and rubbery. People pretending it's some kind of delicacy are morons.

Ah, the classic, "Stop liking what I don't like!" Weird how so many people enjoy it if it's "gross and rubbery". But I'm sure you're the one who is right here, they just don't understand.

I do think there's a bit of conformity-bias with lobster. "Lobster is a delicacy, therefore I should be happy to eat it." It's like a "keeping up with the Joneses" sort of mentality. The looks I get when I don't get excited for lobster crack me up.


Of course you think there's confirmation bias, it's the only thing that explains why all these people like something that's obviously rubbery and gross. Sorry, bub, but it's just you. And there's nothing wrong with you not liking lobster, but it's a mental defect to think that because you find something to be a particular way, other people are weird for not feeling the same. I love lobster and it has nothing to do with it being a "delicacy". I also love octopus, which I assume you'd also find rubbery and gross.

/There's this place in Puerto Nuevo that does a lobster, octopus, and fish ceviche that is to die for
 
2017-07-23 07:21:21 PM  

timujin: confirmation bias


I said conformity bias. Different.
 
2017-07-23 07:29:57 PM  

jaylectricity: timujin: confirmation bias

I said conformity bias. Different.


You're right, it is different. I read and understood what you wrote. My fingers, though, apparently disconnected from my brain and went on autopilot when I was typing my reply.
 
2017-07-23 07:30:33 PM  
One of my favorite summer/late summer things is a Mexican fruit salad.
A mix of summer fruit:
Melon cubes, cantaloupe, grapes, pineapple, peaches..etc.
And some other things:
Cherry tomatoes, Jicama for texture (it's like water chestnuts kinda), jalapino peppers (finely chopped)
very optional cilantro...(stems only...chopped fine...no leaf where the soap taste lives) or parsley.
green onion chopped. And some cubed avacado if you have it.

Dress it with some lime/olive oil/garlic/ cumin dressing.
Dust with some chili powder and good crunchy salt.

And as an addition add the char grilled shrimp..(or the lobster).
Serve with a few lime wedges and tequlia.
 
2017-07-23 07:34:43 PM  

timujin: jaylectricity: timujin: confirmation bias

I said conformity bias. Different.

You're right, it is different. I read and understood what you wrote. My fingers, though, apparently disconnected from my brain and went on autopilot when I was typing my reply.


I know. I actually read your post and knew that you understood what I was saying.

It comes down to this. People, in general, are idiots. Not us. But you know who I'm talking about.

I grew up in the desert, so lobster was never a thing unless you wanted to go to Red Lobster. When my mom comes to visit we hit every lobster shop in the area for lunch and dinner every day they're here. They actually go to Red Lobster, since that's the only thing available to them in New Mexico.

But what bugs me about the whole thing is the lobster lovers treat me like I'm the idiot for not liking what they like.
 
2017-07-23 07:35:57 PM  

timujin: I also love octopus, which I assume you'd also find rubbery and gross.


I don't love it,  but I had it one time and it was OK.
 
2017-07-23 07:39:55 PM  
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2017-07-23 07:48:53 PM  

NewportBarGuy: It's amazing what 50 years will do. Our fisheries are just pathetic right now. It makes me have a sad. Now I want flounder for dinner.


We used to decide in the AM what we were going to catch - albacore, mackerel, haddock, cusk, flounder - and then we would catch our fill in about an hour.

Today it's like a desert out there.
 
2017-07-23 07:51:54 PM  

jaylectricity: timujin: jaylectricity: timujin: confirmation bias

I said conformity bias. Different.

You're right, it is different. I read and understood what you wrote. My fingers, though, apparently disconnected from my brain and went on autopilot when I was typing my reply.

I know. I actually read your post and knew that you understood what I was saying.

It comes down to this. People, in general, are idiots. Not us. But you know who I'm talking about.

I grew up in the desert, so lobster was never a thing unless you wanted to go to Red Lobster. When my mom comes to visit we hit every lobster shop in the area for lunch and dinner every day they're here. They actually go to Red Lobster, since that's the only thing available to them in New Mexico.

But what bugs me about the whole thing is the lobster lovers treat me like I'm the idiot for not liking what they like.


My advice, take it as you will, is to go some place where you can get fresh lobster, be it Maine, Mexico, or Florida, and try it there. Deciding lobster is bad based on what you get from a Red Lobster in New Mexico is like deciding Mexican food is bad based on a burrito you once ate in North Dakota.
 
2017-07-23 07:56:47 PM  

timujin: jaylectricity: timujin: jaylectricity: timujin: confirmation bias

I said conformity bias. Different.

You're right, it is different. I read and understood what you wrote. My fingers, though, apparently disconnected from my brain and went on autopilot when I was typing my reply.

I know. I actually read your post and knew that you understood what I was saying.

It comes down to this. People, in general, are idiots. Not us. But you know who I'm talking about.

I grew up in the desert, so lobster was never a thing unless you wanted to go to Red Lobster. When my mom comes to visit we hit every lobster shop in the area for lunch and dinner every day they're here. They actually go to Red Lobster, since that's the only thing available to them in New Mexico.

But what bugs me about the whole thing is the lobster lovers treat me like I'm the idiot for not liking what they like.

My advice, take it as you will, is to go some place where you can get fresh lobster, be it Maine, Mexico, or Florida, and try it there. Deciding lobster is bad based on what you get from a Red Lobster in New Mexico is like deciding Mexican food is bad based on a burrito you once ate in North Dakota.


I appreciate the advice, but I get lobster right off the boat. I've never had a lobster at Red Lobster, that was my mom and her husband.

I could literally call my friend right now and we could take his boat out and pick up a trap and have lobster. It's not the quality of the lobster that has besmirched my tastes. It's just not my thing.

But hey, thanks for acting like those lobster lovers that are so high and mighty about their lobster palate that think I'm an idiot for not liking lobster.
 
2017-07-23 08:10:14 PM  

jaylectricity: timujin: jaylectricity: timujin: jaylectricity: timujin: confirmation bias

I said conformity bias. Different.

You're right, it is different. I read and understood what you wrote. My fingers, though, apparently disconnected from my brain and went on autopilot when I was typing my reply.

I know. I actually read your post and knew that you understood what I was saying.

It comes down to this. People, in general, are idiots. Not us. But you know who I'm talking about.

I grew up in the desert, so lobster was never a thing unless you wanted to go to Red Lobster. When my mom comes to visit we hit every lobster shop in the area for lunch and dinner every day they're here. They actually go to Red Lobster, since that's the only thing available to them in New Mexico.

But what bugs me about the whole thing is the lobster lovers treat me like I'm the idiot for not liking what they like.

My advice, take it as you will, is to go some place where you can get fresh lobster, be it Maine, Mexico, or Florida, and try it there. Deciding lobster is bad based on what you get from a Red Lobster in New Mexico is like deciding Mexican food is bad based on a burrito you once ate in North Dakota.

I appreciate the advice, but I get lobster right off the boat. I've never had a lobster at Red Lobster, that was my mom and her husband.

I could literally call my friend right now and we could take his boat out and pick up a trap and have lobster. It's not the quality of the lobster that has besmirched my tastes. It's just not my thing.

But hey, thanks for acting like those lobster lovers that are so high and mighty about their lobster palate that think I'm an idiot for not liking lobster.


No, that wasn't my point at all, I simply misunderstood your narrative. As I wrote above, there's nothing wrong with not liking lobster, but, based on that misunderstanding, I thought you'd only had the lobster you would get growing up "in the desert".

/though your response indicates that your take on people's reaction to your distaste for lobster has risen to the level of a persecution complex
 
2017-07-23 08:17:44 PM  

timujin: though your response indicates that your take on people's reaction to your distaste for lobster has risen to the level of a persecution complex


Well, I'm also a New England Patriots fan.
 
2017-07-23 08:48:57 PM  
Lobster sauce is good.

Philly cheese steaks are like boiled football leather with cheese wiz on it.
 
2017-07-23 09:00:03 PM  

Jake Havechek: Lobster sauce is good.

Philly cheese steaks are like boiled football leather with cheese wiz on it.


Guess it depends on how it's made, I hear filet mignon is good
 
2017-07-23 09:29:58 PM  
Looking at my weekly grocery ads.  Hmmm, the avocado will cost $1.  The mango will cost $0.33.  The lobster will cost, um, this can't be right.  Decent size lobster tail is gonna cost me $15.  I can get a dinky one for $9, but why?

For that I'll just cook the lobster and serve it with butter.  I know that is tasty, for that kind of money why fark with a good thing?
 
2017-07-23 09:30:35 PM  

timujin: jaylectricity: Lobster is gross and rubbery. People pretending it's some kind of delicacy are morons.

Ah, the classic, "Stop liking what I don't like!" Weird how so many people enjoy it if it's "gross and rubbery". But I'm sure you're the one who is right here, they just don't understand.


Lobster, avocado, and anal sex are just a few over rated things that people smile and pretend they enjoy because they've been told to.
 
2017-07-23 09:32:01 PM  
Clams, Summer in maine is all about clams and beer. with beer.
 
2017-07-23 09:34:08 PM  
DNRTFA:

Is this a "Why Millenials Are Poor" article again?
 
2017-07-23 09:39:22 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2017-07-23 09:44:17 PM  

wildcardjack: timujin: jaylectricity: Lobster is gross and rubbery. People pretending it's some kind of delicacy are morons.

Ah, the classic, "Stop liking what I don't like!" Weird how so many people enjoy it if it's "gross and rubbery". But I'm sure you're the one who is right here, they just don't understand.

Lobster, avocado, and anal sex are just a few over rated things that people smile and pretend they enjoy because they've been told to.


See? This guy gets it. Now I'm sorry about that mean thing I said about you a little while ago.

I do like avocados, but I don't consider them AMAAAAAZING. Just a tasty food.

Anal sex is right out for me. Doesn't matter what's on the other side of the pelvis from the anus.
 
2017-07-23 09:53:07 PM  
Anyone who puts Mangos in thier recipies are flaunting the fact they have access to ripe mangos that most people in the world do not have access to

yes you can get them in the supermarket.  They are not ripe, they do not riping off the vine, and Hispanics don't mind since they add it to anything with loads of spices
 
2017-07-23 09:54:41 PM  
B-52's Rock Lobster
Youtube szhJzX0UgDM


Seems appropriate.
 
2017-07-23 09:55:27 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: NewportBarGuy: It's amazing what 50 years will do. Our fisheries are just pathetic right now. It makes me have a sad. Now I want flounder for dinner.

We used to decide in the AM what we were going to catch - albacore, mackerel, haddock, cusk, flounder - and then we would catch our fill in about an hour.

Today it's like a desert out there.


It's almost as if people just woke up in the morning and caught whatever they wanted without concern for the long-term survival of the species.
 
2017-07-23 10:09:20 PM  
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2017-07-23 10:12:21 PM  

Snotnose: Looking at my weekly grocery ads.  Hmmm, the avocado will cost $1.  The mango will cost $0.33.  The lobster will cost, um, this can't be right.  Decent size lobster tail is gonna cost me $15.  I can get a dinky one for $9, but why?

For that I'll just cook the lobster and serve it with butter.  I know that is tasty, for that kind of money why fark with a good thing?


How much extra for the 'salmonella'?
 
2017-07-23 10:16:55 PM  
Was hoping a thread about steamed lobsters would pick up more steam. But hey...in light of the light traffic...THREE smart votes!

img.fark.net
 
2017-07-23 10:19:26 PM  
i grew up in new england and lobster rolls are popular but not with fruit. no one does that so stop it.  also whoever thinks steamed lobsters are rubbery has never had one that has been cooked correctly.  i like lobster rolls minus the roll.
 
2017-07-23 10:20:20 PM  

lake_huron: [imgs.xkcd.com image 306x413]


img.fark.net
 
2017-07-23 10:26:26 PM  
CSB Time: My one and only time having lobster thus far was on the Road Trip from Hell, otherwise known as my honeymoon. The ex-wife wanted to show me off to all the family so off we headed by car from Pittsburgh to the Tenn/Ala/Ga tri-state area where most of her family was located spent about 3 days down there before launching onto the second leg of the journey, all the way up the coast to Maine to meet the Father-in-Law.

So while we're there they all encouraged us to try the "Fresh Maine Lobster". So at one of the small local places we got to select the lobster for execution from the tank and split it between the ex-wife and I. It was not bad, but I didn't care for it particularly, the ex-wife ended up eating most of it. Fast forward about 90 minutes and I'm having a Diet Coke while we're getting everything situated in the guest bedroom for the night I start feeling queasy. This is a problem as the only bathroom is about 30 feet away, I make it about half of that which puts me dead center in the living room where I spew flat Diet Coke, lobster chunks, and other bits of dinner all over the floor of the house of the Father-in-Law I just met approximately four hours before. Then one day of sightseeing before the final leg back to Pittsburgh.

Not sure if it was specifically the lobster that set me off, since the ex-wife and I shared our meal and she didn't get sick I don't think it was tainted seafood, and everything else was stuff I'd eaten before. I'm also not allergic to other shellfish, but I decided to not tempt fate and avoided any further experimenting with lobster.
 
2017-07-23 10:43:00 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: fusillade762: I honestly don't understand things like this and lobster rolls. Lobster is so tasty by itself I don't see why anyone would adulterate it with mayo, bread, avocado, etc. To me it makes about as much sense as making a Philly cheesesteak with filet mignon.

I grew up doing New England in the 1960's.  There was an endless supply of cheap lobster, not to mention cheap clams, cheap haddock, boatloads of flounder, you get the picture.  Bluefin tuna was a junk fish fit only for cat food, to put you into the proper frame of reference.

When you've had lobster for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a solid 2 weeks, you start looking around for something else to do with the stuff.  Trust me.


Wow.  Just wow.  Bluefin tuna, what are now sometimes several hundred thousand dollar fishes, as cat food.

And of course overfishing like that back then is why fish populations suck now.

/Several years ago, I went on a vacation to the coast.  I ate nothing but fish for a week, and I felt better than I ever have in my life.  I wish I could afford to do that all the time.
//I love seafood.
 
2017-07-23 11:09:30 PM  

meanmutton: It's almost as if people just woke up in the morning and caught whatever they wanted without concern for the long-term survival of the species.


Bottom trawlers.
 
2017-07-23 11:12:21 PM  

DarkVader: And of course overfishing like that back then is why fish populations suck now.


Industrial fish trawlers scrape the oceans clean, industrial pollution ruins spawning grounds, and over fishing in general has driven the oceans into very bad ecological outcomes.  We have exploited the system far part its limit, and bad things are going to happen.
 
2017-07-23 11:17:30 PM  
Give it a century or two and Maine might be exporting coconuts.
 
2017-07-23 11:43:13 PM  
I like how the article has 7 lines explaining "ripe avocado". I guess they are uncommon in Maine. I hope they have a good supply chain. In parts of the US with a bad chain it is common for bought avocados to be expensive and turn brown without really ripening.

> Ingredients
> ... 2 Tablespoons bottled clam broth


This was probably based on a recipe that called for fish sauce that was altered for local tastes.

Bottled Clam_juice tends to be rather expensive - say $2.50 or more for an 8 oz bottle. When called for I usually just buy a small can of clams for $1.50 and turn it into pink slime in the blender. The result is much more clammier though I hesitate to try it in beverages.
 
2017-07-23 11:52:19 PM  

fusillade762: I honestly don't understand things like this and lobster rolls. Lobster is so tasty by itself I don't see why anyone would adulterate it with mayo, bread, avocado, etc. To me it makes about as much sense as making a Philly cheesesteak with filet mignon.


We add lobster to all kinds of things. The deli in the store where I work offers already-made lobster mac & cheese.

Honestly, live lobster is less expensive than a filet mignon. I don't consider it on the same level of delicacy.
 
2017-07-23 11:55:23 PM  

DarkVader: Marcus Aurelius: fusillade762: I honestly don't understand things like this and lobster rolls. Lobster is so tasty by itself I don't see why anyone would adulterate it with mayo, bread, avocado, etc. To me it makes about as much sense as making a Philly cheesesteak with filet mignon.

I grew up doing New England in the 1960's.  There was an endless supply of cheap lobster, not to mention cheap clams, cheap haddock, boatloads of flounder, you get the picture.  Bluefin tuna was a junk fish fit only for cat food, to put you into the proper frame of reference.

When you've had lobster for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a solid 2 weeks, you start looking around for something else to do with the stuff.  Trust me.

Wow.  Just wow.  Bluefin tuna, what are now sometimes several hundred thousand dollar fishes, as cat food.

And of course overfishing like that back then is why fish populations suck now.

/Several years ago, I went on a vacation to the coast.  I ate nothing but fish for a week, and I felt better than I ever have in my life.  I wish I could afford to do that all the time.
//I love seafood.


People love saying shiat like that. It's usually bullshiat.

 "Ha, filet mignon. We used to throw that to the dogs. Now it's a delicacy."
 
2017-07-24 12:03:14 AM  

kkinnison: Anyone who puts Mangos in thier recipies are flaunting the fact they have access to ripe mangos that most people in the world do not have access to

yes you can get them in the supermarket.  They are not ripe, they do not riping off the vine, and Hispanics don't mind since they add it to anything with loads of spices


Grammatical issues aside, mangoes grow on trees. Having had a mango tree, I can tell you they're edible as soon as you pick them.
 
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