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What kind of lobster to buy?(7 posts)

What kind of lobster to buy?Kristin
Mar 14, 2002 12:13 PM
I guess I'm spoiled. I've only ever eaten Maine lobster (homarus americanus) harvested along the northern coastline. I first sampled this tastey red bug from my hi-chair when I was just two years of age. I know how to select a good lobster, but have never tried a lobster raised anywhere besides Maine. I'm concerned about the quality and flavor.

I just ordered 2 selects (1.5 lbs) and discovered that they are shipping in from Canadian waters rather than Maine. I'm assuming that they are still homarus americanus, but does anyone know if a lobster from Canada tastes the same as a lobster from Maine? I've scoured the internet and can not find any information that say's so directly (though a Maine fisherman would never eat a Canadian lobster). This will also be my first time trying a hard shell, so I'm expecting a difference to begin with.
Ehh...Yep. Same critter.Brooks
Mar 14, 2002 2:46 PM
I hope they are coming in alive. Keep in fridge with claws banded and wrapped in damp newspaper. When steamer is ready to go, drop 'em in and listen to them scream ,-0 Just don't overcook! Dip in butter and wear a bib! Hey, can I come over? I'm getting hungry just typing this.

Have fun!
Good either way eh?Kristin
Mar 14, 2002 3:06 PM
But at $17.95 a pound, it better be the best D@mn'd lobster I ever did eat! Yes, they will be alive and kicking right up until their "appointed time". We're picking them up just before dinner, and they will remain on ice until the pot boils. 'Cepting, of course, for the obligitory pre-meal race. The new puppy will enjoy that I think. You can come over if you like, just BYOL! haha.

obligatory pre-meal racelonefrontranger
Mar 14, 2002 3:13 PM
yeah, just wait until you've had two dozen live and very p.o.'d Maryland blue crabs loose in your kitchen, with three cats after them. I was about 3 years old, into everything, and wondered what was in that fascinating bushel basket under the kitchen table...

Dad was probably too stoned to realize the lid was loose on the basket until the entire crew had escaped.
And no brothers or sister to pin the blame on ;-)js5280
Mar 14, 2002 4:01 PM
Cat could of done it though right? How's the job hunt going? I envied your freedom to ride here lately, I'm about to deliever a very large project for a client this weekend so I couldn't get away from work at all.

Mmmmmm, I love lobster!
yeah, rub it in - being an only child had its drawbackslonefrontranger
Mar 14, 2002 4:11 PM
Mom was too smart to blame the cats, they were merely accessories to the crime.

Job hunt seems to be going better. The agencies I'm registered with have at least been calling me, and I've had a couple interviews this past week, waiting to hear more. I picked up a stint as a part-time bookkeeper for a friend of mine, which is just about enough cash to keep body and soul together. Gawd I hate doing payroll though (sigh). Better than being broke, I guess.

I have been riding a lot [big :-)] Which is why I haven't been MORE motivated to find a real job... After the Boulder-Roubaix the job search will definitely get more serious if I haven't found something by then.
re: What kind of lobster to buy?jrm
Mar 14, 2002 3:42 PM
Here on the left coast, i allways go for austrailian tails. Pretty sweet in comparision to right coast stuff. I've been told its due to the water temp and what they eat.