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CharlotteGraves1

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Cooking Lobster Tue, 07/12/11 4:24 PM (permalink)
I've been wondering what a better way to cook redlobster is, steamed or boiled? Suggestions, tips, advice?
 
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    jackd418

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    Re:Cooking Lobster Tue, 07/12/11 5:18 PM (permalink)
    I prefer mine broiled.Those are for tails though.Don't do live lobsters
     
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      pnwchef

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      Re:Cooking Lobster Tue, 07/12/11 6:18 PM (permalink)
      Whole Maine Lobster, I boil or stuff and bake. Lobster tails, I slice down the top of the tail, pull the meat through the top of the shell propping/laying the meat on top of the shell, baste with butter, sprinkle with paprika, bake till done...............serve all with drawn butter...............pnwc
       
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        BarbaraCt

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        Re:Cooking Lobster Tue, 07/12/11 6:53 PM (permalink)
        My old microwave didn't have a turntable, so I bought as large a lobster as I could find that would fit in my 9 by 13 glass dish, and I would microwave it until the claws were red.  I put the live lobster in, with plastic wrap on top, and turned it on.  It was great in the summer because it didn't heat up the house.  You would be surprised at all the "water" that came out of the lobster, too.  It tasted great!
         
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          Wintahaba

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          Re:Cooking Lobster Tue, 07/12/11 7:03 PM (permalink)
          Live Lobster done the old Maine way....a few inches of salted water (sea water if you have it) brought to a boil...insert lobster....cook until bright red. A combo of steam and boiled..."stoiled?" Simply perfect.
           
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            CharlotteGraves1

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            Re:Cooking Lobster Tue, 07/12/11 9:00 PM (permalink)
            Thanks for all your advice and I looked on this website that knows a lot about red lobster. In case any one is searching for the same stuff try 1restaurantcoupons.com.  I have to say however, that I like mine boiled as well. I will definatly try these tips out on my family though!
            <message edited by CharlotteGraves1 on Tue, 07/12/11 9:01 PM>
             
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              joerogo

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              Re:Cooking Lobster Tue, 07/12/11 10:21 PM (permalink)
              CharlotteGraves1, Exactly what does the website you are hawking have to do with lobster?  Are you cooking SPAM?
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Cooking Lobster Wed, 07/13/11 3:21 AM (permalink)
                CharlotteGraves1


                Thanks for all your advice and I looked on this website that knows a lot about red lobster. In case any one is searching for the same stuff try 1restaurantcoupons.com.  I have to say however, that I like mine boiled as well. I will definatly try these tips out on my family though!

                Red Lobster is a restaurant. Fresh lobster is more brown until cooked - then it becomes red.
                 
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                  ann peeples

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                  Re:Cooking Lobster Wed, 07/13/11 3:32 AM (permalink)
                  Oh, Lord-these people never learn.
                   
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                    Rusty246

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                    Re:Cooking Lobster Wed, 07/13/11 9:34 AM (permalink)
                    I've only done tails, wanting to pull the meat through but afraid it would tear in the process so I just split it.  Never done whole, I hear they "cry" when you put them in the water.  But then, I think I also heard you could put them in them in the freezer briefly to put them to sleep first??  BTW, I'm not responding to the OP just you other folks.
                     
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                      Foodbme

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                      Re:Cooking Lobster Wed, 07/13/11 1:21 PM (permalink)
                      Rusty246


                      I've only done tails, wanting to pull the meat through but afraid it would tear in the process so I just split it.  Never done whole, I hear they "cry" when you put them in the water.  But then, I think I also heard you could put them in them in the freezer briefly to put them to sleep first??  BTW, I'm not responding to the OP just you other folks.

                      The meat won't tear. Cut the top of the shell with scissors. Stick 2 fingers into the bottom of the tail and separate the meat from the bottom shell and lift it out. To not hear the crying lobster, stick it in the pot headfirst! no need to anethestize it first in the freezer
                       
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                        tiki

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                        Re:Cooking Lobster Thu, 09/15/11 1:26 PM (permalink)
                        Steamed--in a pit--with clams-corn-sausage and new potatoes served with a salad of cukes,vine ripe tomatoes and red onion and a bowl of "chowda"  :)
                         
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                          tiki

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                          Re:Cooking Lobster Thu, 09/15/11 1:27 PM (permalink)
                          oh---and lots of Butter!
                           
                           
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                            Rusty246

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                            Re:Cooking Lobster Thu, 09/15/11 1:31 PM (permalink)
                            Foodbme


                            Rusty246


                            I've only done tails, wanting to pull the meat through but afraid it would tear in the process so I just split it.  Never done whole, I hear they "cry" when you put them in the water.  But then, I think I also heard you could put them in them in the freezer briefly to put them to sleep first??  BTW, I'm not responding to the OP just you other folks.

                            The meat won't tear. Cut the top of the shell with scissors. Stick 2 fingers into the bottom of the tail and separate the meat from the bottom shell and lift it out. To not hear the crying lobster, stick it in the pot headfirst! no need to anethestize it first in the freezer

                            Okay, I'll try again!  I tried to get the guy at Fresh Market to do this for me and he looked at me like I had lost my mind...but then english wasn't his first language either.
                             
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                              Twinwillow

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                              Re:Cooking Lobster Thu, 09/15/11 6:29 PM (permalink)
                              joerogo


                              CharlotteGraves1, Exactly what does the website you are hawking have to do with lobster?  Are you cooking SPAM?


                               
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                                Twinwillow

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                                Re:Cooking Lobster Thu, 09/15/11 6:32 PM (permalink)
                                Steamed on a large rack over about 4" of water in a large pot (mine is 24 quarts). 
                                Don't forget to throw it in an ice bath as soon as you remove it from the steamer.
                                <message edited by Twinwillow on Thu, 09/15/11 7:54 PM>
                                 
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                                  jimcor

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                                  Re:Cooking Lobster Sat, 09/17/11 6:27 PM (permalink)
                                  A propane torch on high works in a pinch...no pun intended.
                                   
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                                    edwmax

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                                    Re:Cooking Lobster Sat, 09/17/11 7:06 PM (permalink)
                                    She probably doesn't know the 'red' lobster IS cooked and only needs warming.  Live & fresh raw lobsters are not red.
                                     
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                                      dimmie2

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                                      Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/18/11 2:53 PM (permalink)
                                      I'll never do live lobster or anything live as far as I'm concerned.  Lydia said to freeze 'em for a bit and then she starts cutting them apart.  In my mind, that's just cruel, whether or not they can 'feel' it. 
                                       
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                                        Twinwillow

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                                        Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/18/11 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                        Although I have cut open my share of "live" lobsters, (I also put them in the freezer for a while) they're the only living things I've ever dispatched.
                                         
                                        I've watched enough shows of Anthony Bourdain, the original Japanese shows of Iron Chef, and Andrew Zimmern's shows to know I could never kill a live animal. Especially, a mammal!
                                         
                                         
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                                          Foodbme

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                                          Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/18/11 4:48 PM (permalink)
                                          dimmie2

                                          I'll never do live lobster or anything live as far as I'm concerned.  Lydia said to freeze 'em for a bit and then she starts cutting them apart.  In my mind, that's just cruel, whether or not they can 'feel' it. 

                                          So, have you ever eaten beef, pork, chicken? How do you think they get to the stage where you can eat them?
                                          My 7 year old Grandson says he will never eat any animal but he likes McDonalds because he doesn't perceive it to be a cow. To him, it's just a McDonalds! 
                                           
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                                            bartl

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                                            Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/18/11 4:54 PM (permalink)
                                            Most of my lobsters I get steamed and chilled from the supermarket. They're $4-6 each, .75 to 1.5 pounds, and made from either lobsters who are going to die soon, or (especially when there are sales) from customers who ordered a steamed lobster over the phone and never picked it up. I usually hold out until I see a larger, hard shelled lobster (hard shells are just about to molt; the meat is a little firmer but much easier to separate from the shell). I either eat it cold with home-made mayonnaise or make a lobster roll out of it (although there was a thread a year or two ago on what to do with cold lobsters).
                                             
                                            Bart
                                             
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                                              dimmie2

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                                              Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/18/11 7:58 PM (permalink)
                                              Foodbme


                                              dimmie2

                                              I'll never do live lobster or anything live as far as I'm concerned.  Lydia said to freeze 'em for a bit and then she starts cutting them apart.  In my mind, that's just cruel, whether or not they can 'feel' it. 

                                              So, have you ever eaten beef, pork, chicken? How do you think they get to the stage where you can eat them?

                                              Of course, but I'll never take a living thing, cut into it or cook it myself, regardless of how tasty it might be.  
                                               
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                                                claracamille

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                                                Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/25/11 9:23 AM (permalink)
                                                In the 1980's & 1990's my husband was in & out Boston for business.  He would pick up live lobsters on his way to the airport( I wonder if now he would be allowed to carry live lobsters on the plane!).  He would call me from the airport when he landed & I would get the pot ready.  A friend of ours had worked at a restaurant in Maine during college & she taught me how to cook lobsters.  Put 2-3  inches of water & salt in a large pot( I use a stock pot), place a metal steamer in the bottom, bring water to boil.  Immediately add the lobsters, head down.  Cover the pot ,bring back to boil.  For 1-1 1/2 lb lobsters, boil 10-12 minutes, add 2 minutes more for each 1/4 lb.  When done, place pot in sink, using kitchen towels, remove lobster from pot, holding the lobster over the sink, tail in one hand, body in the other,twist to separate, hold over the sink to drain.  Doing it this was way removes the excess water from the lobster.
                                                I am a biology teacher & lobsters do not have a brain, but ganglia(nerves).  The lobster responds to stimuli( scratching the sides of the pot) but do not have an advanced nerve system to percieve "pain".  If this bothers you, then just don't eat lobsters.  I
                                                 
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                                                  Phishmonger

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                                                  Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/25/11 11:00 AM (permalink)
                                                  Right on, Clara. That's the correct way to cook 'em. When I ran my fish market, I would cook lobsters almost daily using just that method. They always came out perfectly delicious. I also never had a problem shucking a fresh oyster or clam and eating them with a little cocktail sauce (they were alive moments before the shucking!) And remember...Seven Days without Seafood makes One Week.
                                                   
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                                                    Phishmonger

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                                                    Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/25/11 11:02 AM (permalink)
                                                    Or WEAK, whatever.
                                                     
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                                                      Foodbme

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                                                      Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/25/11 2:38 PM (permalink)
                                                      Lobsters don't have Brains??? Who knew???
                                                       
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                                                        sk bob

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                                                        Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/25/11 8:48 PM (permalink)
                                                        come on moderaters JUNK THIS THREAD PLEASE
                                                         
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                                                          Twinwillow

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                                                          Re:Cooking Lobster Sun, 09/25/11 9:59 PM (permalink)
                                                          Aww, it isn't that bad. 
                                                           
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                                                            claracamille

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                                                            Re:Cooking Lobster Mon, 09/26/11 11:35 AM (permalink)
                                                            Foodbme


                                                            Lobsters don't have Brains??? Who knew???


                                                            Foodme,
                                                            Nope, lobsters just have a thick nerve for a brain.
                                                            Back in the olden days before PETA when I taught senior advanced biologyclass(15 students)/ inverterbrates, I would bring in a live loster to class.  I would have a large pot of boiling water on a bunsen burner.  I would use the lobster to teach the class, then boil the lobster for them to eat.  One of my most successful classes.  Some of the girls would not taste the lobster, but the boys fought over the last bite.  Of course, now I would get fired to doing such a thing, but that was always one of my favorite classes.
                                                             
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