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Anyone see Live & Kicking Lobsters $3.99 lb at the Market this weekend? See pics

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Don2222, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Anyone chowing down for some good ole scavengers of the sea? ?

    See pics!

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  2. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    The ones in the photo do not appear to be alive and kicking:p
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    No, They cook them at the Market for you. It makes it easier!
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    I'd hardly eat lobster if it was free, so no way I'd pay $4/lb for it! That buys alot of dead cow and potatoes though.
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    The soft shells started earlier than usual this year, supposedly, and drove the price down earlier.
    Quite often soft shells are cooked because they keep longer.
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    Yeah I heard on the news that this year the supply has driven the price in the dirt.
  7. StihlHead

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    Hey, send some my way! I heard about the cheap lobster prices on the news in New England this year. Whenever I was in Boston on business, I usually ate lobster every day.
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    Always wondered about eating lobster. Next time you see them thrown into that boiling water pay attention to what happens next.
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    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Nothing like a good New England lobster bake:cool:
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    I remember being in the kitchen when I was a kid, and my Mom had put some lobsters & crabs in the pot that was boiling, and walked out of the room. Asked me to watch them, and I did, as they crawled out of the pot and all over the floor... I don't do lobster or crab, usually, gives me night mares :eek:
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    I put a kitchen knife just behind and right down between the eyes before dropping them in the water. Pretty much takes care of them in an instant. I learned that from Jacques Pepin or Julia Child cooking shows.

    Yeah, softshells right now, but the price is right. I just might grab one with a pound of steamers tomorrow.
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    24 grams of protein and 114 calories. The chicken breast of the sea. Let me go find my bib.
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    Went on my brother's boat yesterday and hauled traps (by hand- no winch- what a damn workout). We ate lobsters that were out of the water about 2 hours.

    No savings in it though- the most expensive lobster you ever ate when you count gas for the truck, boat, bait, slip fee etc.
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    We have a contractor at work that has a lobster permit. He told me that large supermarkets buy in bulk, literally hundreds and hundreds of lobsters at a time. They store the lobster in "pounds" for a few weeks on end, and sell at a lower price.

    The smaller guys sell through a co-op at a slightly higher price driven by the market. The co-op will have fresh lobster that was caught in the last few days. I probably can't tell the difference between 2 day and 2 week stored lobster, but I would pay to support the smaller guys out there.

    What I really dislike is the lobster claw machines where you try to grab a lobster out of the tank with a mechanical claw like a stuffed animal. I mean really, lobsters are destined to be eaten, why make entertainment out of it.
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    100% agree. I love farmers markets for the same reason- better food, local, support the little guy- all well worth a few extra clams. (pun intended)
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    Now this is what it's about 100_1312.jpg
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    The lobstermen up this way are really hurting . . . diesel and gas prices are still high, supply is up and prices are down . . . due to federal laws very few of them are especially talkative and no one is talking about a concerted effort to drive up the price by reducing supplies and staying tied up to the dock.

    Me . . . the price is right . . . but I'm like Nate. Twenty minutes from the ocean, but I've always favored beef over lobsters when given a choice . . . give me a nice medium rare cut of prime rib, rib eye or filet mignon any day. Now if you start talking clams and scallops though . . . ;)
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    "A benevolent benefactor seems to be the lobster's last hope for survival."

    Maybe they'll hold the auction on-line, then you can buy it, fishinpol, and arrange for its return to the sea. Hell, I'd chip in a few bucks to see that happen. Rick
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    I'm with you guys:cool:
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    At a large outdoor lobster dinner, Tom is introduced to U.S. Marshal Joe Belle and Glendolene Kimmell, of Hawaii…
    “I’ll be darned, I’ve… I’ve never eaten a bug that big before…”
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    During my Navy years, I had occasion to spend time in Newport, RI three times...1976 (~10 weeks), 1978 (~4 months), & 1991 (~6 weeks) or thereabouts. Without question, whenever I think about Newport, the first thing that pops into my mind is the lobster dinners. We could go out & get served a two-lobster dinner...we could get one boiled & one steamed or whatever we wanted...my oh my, that was some good eatin'! The second thing that pops into my mind is the clam chowder to be had around there...without question the very best I've ever had anywhere. If you're ever in Newport, look to see whether or not the Black Pearl restaurant still exists, and if so, go in & get a bowl of chowder. If you don't like it, send me the check & I'll pay for it. Rick
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    lobstah. Miss it.

    Rick that's my hometown.
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    Dang, so, like, this was your house...?

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    Oh no dahling. The western end of the island.
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