Cold Lobster Recipes

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2010/05/25 21:18:03 (permalink)

Cold Lobster Recipes

My local supermarket, when it has lobsters that haven't been selling, steams them and sells them cold for VERY good prices (like $4-5 for a 1->1.5 pounder). I normally just have it with some mayonnaise (a habit picked up from Lundy's old cold lobster dinners), but I was wondering about other ways to eat them; lobster roll, baked stuffed lobster, or recipes using the lobster meat.

Any suggestions?
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/05/25 21:47:07 (permalink)
    bartl

    My local supermarket, when it has lobsters that haven't been selling, steams them and sells them cold for VERY good prices (like $4-5 for a 1->1.5 pounder). I normally just have it with some mayonnaise (a habit picked up from Lundy's old cold lobster dinners), but I was wondering about other ways to eat them; lobster roll, baked stuffed lobster, or recipes using the lobster meat.

    Any suggestions?

    I don't know about your area, but in mine the lobsters the supermarkets cook and sell for "bargain" prices are lobsters that have died in the tank.
     
    For cold steamed or boiled lobsters why not try an aoli instead of a plain old mayonnaise? You might also want to make lobster rolls. For a lobster roll warm the lobster meat in melted butter and serve on New England-style hotdog buns that have been buttered and toasted. I would not want to use a cooked lobster to make baked stuffed lobster. What you're doing if you try that is cooking the bug twice. Tough, tough, tough. For baked or broiled stuffed lobsters you need to start with a live lobster.
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/05/25 22:15:42 (permalink)
    my 1st post   I have a great recipe for a seafood salad with an excellent 50's style green godess dressing my great gramma used to make. If anyone interested I'll post it....simple and hasnt failed me yet
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/05/25 22:42:28 (permalink)
    Welcome to Roadfood Morel.
     
    I was up your way a couple of days ago. I went to Port Clinton for a perch sandwich at the Jolly Roger.
    post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2010/05/25 22:43:46
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/05/26 00:45:57 (permalink)
    thanks for the kind welcome Cant beat the Jolly Roger for a great Erie shore perch dinner or sandwich. If you're ever closer to Toledo, theres a a nice lil roadfood stop along the Maumee river in Waterville Ohio...www.chowdersnmoor.com.....also an excellent fresh lake erie perch sandwich/platter.
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/05/26 01:02:02 (permalink)
    Here is a clickable link to Chowders 'n Moor:
    http://www.chowdersnmoor.com/
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/05/26 11:19:37 (permalink)
    Cream of Lobster Soup:
    Chicken boullion
    whole Cream
    nutmeg
    scallions
    celery
    carrots
    seafood base, preferably Lobster
    Creme Sherry
    a pinch or two of Old Bay
    liquify vegies as much as possible, add spices to taste, don't bring to a boil as cream will break, add cut lobster last, adjust to you desired Sherry flavor
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/05/26 11:42:43 (permalink)
    Gee, I just happen to have a bottle of Harvey's Bristol Cream in the cabinet. That would probably work. On the other hand, it makes for such a nice thing to sip late at night.
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/05/26 11:54:58 (permalink)
    Lobster Roll
     
    2 lbs.  Lobster Meat
    1 cup finely diced celery
    1/2 cup finely diced scallions
    3T fresh lemon juice
    1 1/2 cups Mayo
    Salt & Pepper to taste
     
    Serve with lettuce on a toasted hot dog roll
     
    Easy and simple, works for me.  Serves about 8.
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/05/26 15:37:28 (permalink)
    Check out some recipes for Vietnamese or Thai summer rolls. Make a good dipping sauce to go along with them. 
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/05/27 07:27:59 (permalink)
    I usually buy a 3 to 6  pound lobster when buying because it yeilds so much meat. Here is the 4 1/2 pounder I cooked last weekend.






    I get so much meat from just the small legs and body! I usually like to use some of it in macaroni salad. Mostly we make hot lobster rolls with the larger pieces of meat.
    Kona Ernies suggestion is good too.
    I know at my local Shop Rite the larger lobsters are $6.99 per lb right now. $5.99 for the small ones. But as I said the larger ones really are worth it! BTW, I had to use a hammer to break open the large claws!
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/03 07:47:37 (permalink)
    At the risk of being flamed, might I suggest re-heating chunks in some chicken broth until just warm (about 2-3 mins), drain, serve on a roll with a little melted butter (and some like to add chopped onion).  It ain't Maine and it ain't a proppah Lawbstah Rohll, but it ain't bad eatin when you can get fresh.
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/03 12:11:49 (permalink)
    While heating the lobster in chicken broth instead of butter seems new what you end up with as described is, in fact, a very proper lobster roll. It's just not a lobster salad roll.
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/04 17:55:37 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    While heating the lobster in chicken broth instead of butter seems new what you end up with as described is, in fact, a very proper lobster roll. It's just not a lobster salad roll.


    I totally agree Michael. I actually like lobster salad but a lobster roll to me is warm with melted butter. As for the chicken broth, I would warm the meat right in the melted butter. If I were to use broth it would probably be seafood in nature (clam, fish or lobster stock).
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/04 19:16:03 (permalink)
    Right. If you did want to use broth I can't imagine using chicken broth.
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/04 20:56:56 (permalink)
    what a handsome & delicous looking lobster you had agnesrob.

    heres my recipe;
     cold lobster
     melted butter
     dip 1st ingredient into 2nd
     eat!
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/04 21:18:51 (permalink)
    Morel, welcome to Roadfood! Of coarse some of us, me especially,  are interested in your Great Grand Mamma's seafood salad recipe. Don't expect someone here not to be interested in anything you have to pass along to us. For those who are not interested, well... let them eat cake, and we will eat the lobster. :~)
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/04 21:48:45 (permalink)
    Funny you should ask.  I happen to have 3 beautiful cooked lobstah in my fridge right now.  Tomorrow I will make lobstah salad for my daughter and me.  I have 3 one pound lobstahs.  Hubby will demeat the lobstah in the AM.  I love it when his early birdness works to my advantage.  When I get up, I simply cut up meat, add a small amount of chopped celery and mayo stuff into a New England style hot dog roll and voila, its done.  Btw, Im on the coast of N.H. as we speak, in my rv.  Tomorrow dd and her hubby are joining us for a big feast.  The boys can have hotdogs...........hehehe
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/04 22:15:40 (permalink)
    Is lobstah related to lobster?
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/04 22:29:06 (permalink)
    I don't know why, but warm lobster I can eat straight up as is. So damn good without any seasoning or even butter.  In fact, I prefer it without butter, it's just a distraction.  Cold lobster... I need it salted.  Cold, it screams for salt.
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/05 13:40:21 (permalink)
    I find using the chicken broth keeps the lobster moister and more tender than doing it in butter.  I've used clam juice as well, but that tends to flavor the lobvster too much
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/05 13:56:55 (permalink)
    sk bob

    what a handsome & delicous looking lobster you had agnesrob.

    heres my recipe;
     cold lobster
     melted butter
     dip 1st ingredient into 2nd
     eat!


    Hey, I thought that was our family recipe!" />
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/11 17:48:23 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    I don't know about your area, but in mine the lobsters the supermarkets cook and sell for "bargain" prices are lobsters that have died in the tank.

    The meat is firm, so the lobsters ARE fresh cooked. Although I do admit it's probably lobsters that are about to die. The difference is that dead lobsters put out an enzyme that turns the meat to mush VERY quickly. As long as they are still alive when cooked, they are safe to eat (that is, lobsters from the tank).
    post edited by bartl - 2010/06/11 17:56:06
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/06/13 12:06:52 (permalink)
    I have to tell you I don't have a lot of experience with lobsters and am confused about what recently happened with me-

    Couple weeks ago - they were on sale, and I bought two, at about 11/2 lb. each, had the store steam them for me, which I  made Lobster Newburg and it was very good, with a  lot of meat in the claws, and what I'd call the knuckles, but the tail meat was very tough and rubbery.  Is it supposed to be that way, or did the store overcook them?  It wasn't really the sueamish factor that kept me from taking them home live, as I have some experience with boiling live blue crabs, but I will cook the lobsters myself if I ever do this again.
     
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/07/11 17:26:35 (permalink)
    Well, I just bought a cold lobster on a whim from my Shoprite for $4.99 (that's for the whole lobster, not per pound). By eyeball, it was originally 1 1/2 pounds. And, with all the help I got here, I ended up just eating it cold with some fresh mayonnaise (hell, that's the way the old Lundy's used to serve it!).

    In any case, I hit the jackpot; it was a hard shell lobster, just about to molt. Nice, firm, sweet tasting meat, and lots of it.

    Now, mind you, I'm not sure I would trust the lobster claws that they sell, but I will continue to buy those cold lobsters, and use the recipes/techniques you have given me.
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/08/03 07:54:01 (permalink)
    Lobsters on sale at my local Fairway Market this week(5.99/lb.) I bought two 3lb lobsters, cooked and shelled them.
    I tried my hand at making lobster mac & cheese with some of the meat. I used about six different cheeses(what I had in the fridge) and melted them into a basic white sauce to which I had added a splash of white wine. It came out really tasty. I hope I'll be able to replicate it in the future!





    I also made a classic lobster roll for breakfast one morning. So good!



    post edited by agnesrob - 2010/08/03 07:55:20
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/08/03 09:28:43 (permalink)
    Thank you so much agnesrob for going to the trouble of taking and posting pictures. I for one still believe a picture is truly worth a thousand words. Also ... I'd be so all over that mac & cheese
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    Re:Cold Lobster Recipes 2010/08/03 10:21:10 (permalink)
    Agnesrob: Thank you for posting those gorgeous pics of the lobsters and the meals made. 
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