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ohtoobtan
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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: Anonymous]
      #986359 - 04/04/09 07:42 AM (205.188.116.77)

Being a commercial lobsterman I have to add my two cents. I am also a true beliver in steaming. When you boil you lose so much of the flavor, but I will also say that there is nothing like grilling fresh lobsters. You simply split the lobster in half lenght wise clean it and throw it on the grill serve with a little melted butter.I eat them for breakfast,lunch and dinner!!!!

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: Anonymous]
      #986370 - 04/04/09 08:18 AM (64.12.116.77)

Someone should teach the chefs on St. Martin how to cook lobsters. I have just about given up. They overcook them and then later reheat them as ordered and they are tasteless grainy pieces of rubber. Lobster used to be my very favorite dinner, but now I would rather have fish, as they seem to cook that well.

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: Pmaddenil]
      #986375 - 04/04/09 08:34 AM (68.32.157.47)

As I've mentioned before, the BEST Caribbean lobster I've ever had was on the island of St. Kitts, at a place called Sprat's Net. They pulled them out of the water, split them and grilled them slightly underdone. Prior to that, I'd never had a Caribbean lobster I liked, and other than Thermidor at Pineapple Pete's, nothing has come close. Do them right, they're great, overcook them, and they're mealy rubber.

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: ohtoobtan]
      #986378 - 04/04/09 08:42 AM (173.70.202.81)

I agree!
I always steam lobsters... boiling just cuts the taste, and it is easy to overcook them...
boiling also ruins the tomalley or "green stuff" & roe (makes it a watery mess)...


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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: peconic]
      #986415 - 04/04/09 10:01 AM (24.206.236.200)

Yes, thanks for the heads up on the smell if cooking indoors. We do have a gas grill with a side burner, so that will work.

I just thought steaming might help keep it from getting overcooked and rubbery, but then if you don't cook them in salted water, how do you season them? And, do some of you eat that other [green] stuff, or just the meat?

You Atlantic coast/Canadians are lucky to have them readily available but then, you guys get all that snow and ice . . .

I have had what I thought was a perfect lobster at La Vie En Rose, ok at Lee's, but I am going to try PP's Thermidor over the next two weeks. Never had it been it gets such rave reviews in the forum, I gotta try it.


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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: Anonymous]
      #986417 - 04/04/09 10:06 AM (173.70.202.81)

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Anonymous said:
I just thought steaming might help keep it from getting overcooked and rubbery, but then if you don't cook them in salted water, how do you season them? And, do some of you eat that other [green] stuff, or just the meat?




We NEVER season lobster! why change something that is perfect as is?
I love the green stuff & orange stuff (roe, in the females only)...

I steam a 2 pound lobster for about 20 mins., up to six in the pot, and it comes out perfectly...

don't forget to get hard shelled lobsters...
soft shelled lobsters will be half water inside the shell, as they have just molted...
good tip from silverfox, look for lobsters with barnacles on the shell... they will have the hardest shell and be almost all meat inside...

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: peconic]
      #986422 - 04/04/09 10:13 AM (99.242.194.209)

The last few years we have been going to Turtle Pier for a dish called Lobster Vanka, they cut the lobster longways down the middle then lay the open sides down on a grill and sear it in garlic butter . It's my favorite. mmm.

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: SUNNYBOY]
      #986455 - 04/04/09 11:06 AM (68.38.39.183)

Grilled is the best!! JMHO.

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ohtoobtan
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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: peconic]
      #986475 - 04/04/09 11:50 AM (205.188.116.77)


don't forget to get hard shelled lobsters...
soft shelled lobsters will be half water inside the shell, as they have just molted...
good tip from silverfox, look for lobsters with barnacles on the shell... they will have the hardest shell and be almost all meat inside...


I beg to differ if you can get your hands on true soft shells not new shells or what they call tinnys and cook them like a soft shell crab there is nothing more decadent. They are absolutely unbeliveable.JMO

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: ohtoobtan]
      #986574 - 04/04/09 04:40 PM (69.123.100.48)

Newly molted lobsters are far and few between, they start to leather up shortly after they molt. However, I totaly agree, if you get one, ice it up and cook it like a soft crab, finest kind.

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