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brittneal

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Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 02/12/09 6:01 AM (permalink)
I worked in a couple of seafood resturants that carried live lobsters.  After a busy week the water would get really nasty from all the lobsters run thru it.  It definitely affects the taste.   One time we got in a huge shipment of small chicks that filled the tank.  A few of them were in "berry".  I dont know why, but they were reall dirty and clouded up the tank so much you could barely see them the next day.
I never had a problem with shell fish before I worked with live lobsters daily.  Between handling them and cleaning the tank I developed a minor allergy to shellfish.  I can eat them with no problem.  When I handle them or clean a lot of shrimp, my hands puff up and get itchy.  I saw a dermatologist who happened to come from lobster country.  He said when he practiced there it was a common problem.  If I gey poked by a sharp part of the shell, my hand will puff up and I get hives.
The more you handle them the lower your resistance can get.
britt
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    mjambro

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    Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Sun, 05/24/09 3:26 PM (permalink)
    Shaws has 1-1/4 lb lobsters at $5.99/lb this week.
     
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      mjambro

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      Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Tue, 07/7/09 4:43 PM (permalink)
      Picked up two this past weekend at $4.99/lb at a roadside seller - quite kickingly fresh.
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Tue, 07/7/09 4:51 PM (permalink)
        Yesterday I walked by the lobster tank in one of the supermarkets here and they were selling at $10.95 a pound for 1 1/4-pounders and $12.95 a pound for 1/1/2-pounders.
         
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          Scorereader

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          Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Tue, 07/7/09 5:17 PM (permalink)
          Michael Hoffman


          Yesterday I walked by the lobster tank in one of the supermarkets here and they were selling at $10.95 a pound for 1 1/4-pounders and $12.95 a pound for 1/1/2-pounders.


          holy crap! that's expensive. It's July - prices should be dropping!  Although, gas prices at what they are, shipping fresh lobster to Mid-West can't be cheap.
           
           
           
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            Tony Bad

            Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Tue, 07/7/09 5:52 PM (permalink)
            Michael Hoffman


            Yesterday I walked by the lobster tank in one of the supermarkets here and they were selling at $10.95 a pound for 1 1/4-pounders and $12.95 a pound for 1/1/2-pounders.


            I'm guessing you kept walking.
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Tue, 07/7/09 6:09 PM (permalink)
              Oh yeah!
               
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                Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Tue, 07/7/09 9:15 PM (permalink)
                Roy


                I was in Galilee, Rhode Island last week and live lobsters in the 1 to 1 1/4 pound size were selling at a place next door to Champlins for $5.99 per pound. In Ct., my supermarket is selling the same size and nowhere near as fresh, for $9.99/lb. What are they going for in your area?

                 
                Stew Leonard's(Ct) has been advertising whole lobsters for $5.99 per pound.  Locally(Pa)I just got 16oz tails at $.99/oz.


                 
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                  Scorereader

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                  Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Wed, 07/8/09 1:25 PM (permalink)
                  Oh man, I take back my "holy crap" statement. Live Wild Caught Lobster at Harris Teeter on Pennsylvania AVE SE on Cap hill in DC...wait for it....wait for it.....14.99/lb!!!   now THAT'S a holy crap. jeez, maybe I should move to Ohio...

                   
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                    Michael Hoffman

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                    Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Wed, 07/8/09 2:14 PM (permalink)
                    Scorereader


                    Oh man, I take back my "holy crap" statement. Live Wild Caught Lobster at Harris Teeter on Pennsylvania AVE SE on Cap hill in DC...wait for it....wait for it.....14.99/lb!!!   now THAT'S a holy crap. jeez, maybe I should move to Ohio...


                    I called an old friend in Connecticut who happens to be a lobsterman. He said he's lucky to be getting four bucks a pound.
                    Somewhere, someone's making lots of money off lobstermen.
                     
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                      ann peeples

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                      Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Wed, 07/8/09 3:04 PM (permalink)
                      Apparently in the mid west, Mr.Hoffman. We cant touch lobster for the prices everyone has mentioned....and I am insanely jealous.
                       
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                        Scorereader

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                        Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 07/9/09 10:58 AM (permalink)
                        Ann, I'm in the mid-atlantic - home to blue crab, oysters, clams, and an abundance of fishies, and only 1/2 day Acela train ride from Boston, and I'm jealous! Lobster in the summer is our annual tradition. I make salt potatoes (a syracuse tradition), boil up the lobsters and grill corn on the cob in their husks). At 14.99/lb (for 1-1/4 pounders), I don't think we'll be doing it until I can find a better price - like at least under ten bucks /lb. I'd buy extra for soups and salads for under $8/lb

                        Even in my hometown of Syracuse, July meant ~$5 or 6/lb for live maine lobsters ~1-1/2 pounders. At this point, in DC, it's cheaper to get dungenous crab from the WEST coast.  arrrgh! Michael Hoffman is right, SOMEONE is making a killing!

                         
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                          ann peeples

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                          Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 07/9/09 11:02 AM (permalink)
                          Glad to hear I am not the only one,Scorereader.We are paying about 24.99 a lb right now. Now for some reason, king crab legs have gone way down here-I found them for 12.99 a lb.Thats a steal  in Wisconsin.
                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 07/9/09 11:59 AM (permalink)
                            annpeeples


                            Glad to hear I am not the only one,Scorereader.We are paying about 24.99 a lb right now. Now for some reason, king crab legs have gone way down here-I found them for 12.99 a lb.Thats a steal  in Wisconsin.


                            The Giant Eagle supermarkets here have King crab on special this week for $10.95 a pound. I bought some last month when it was on special at $8.95 a pound.
                             
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                              ann peeples

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                              Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 07/9/09 12:11 PM (permalink)
                              Well, again, I am jealous!!
                               
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                                Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 07/9/09 12:18 PM (permalink)
                                Ah, yes! I found a seafood place in Bethesda. It's owned by a lobster fisherman in Maine. The stuff is here in a day or two from the NE coast. - $9.99/lb. I'll be there tomorrow so I can bring home Lobster for our 10th Anniversary. Sweet! Thank you Google! (I also found some asian seafood places in the 'burbs, selling for $5-7/lb depending on which store, but research says these aren't necessarily any fresher than grocery store lobsters that have been in a tank for an unspecified amount of time - although, it's a good price for making salads and soups)

                                 
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                                  WarToad

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                                  Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 07/9/09 12:35 PM (permalink)
                                  Last night grocery shopping I passed the seafood counter and saw "Maine Lobster tails" for $39.99/lbs.

                                  Welcome to North Dakota.
                                   
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                                    Michael Hoffman

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                                    Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 07/9/09 12:57 PM (permalink)
                                    Good God!
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 07/9/09 12:58 PM (permalink)
                                      Scorereader


                                      Ah, yes! I found a seafood place in Bethesda. It's owned by a lobster fisherman in Maine. The stuff is here in a day or two from the NE coast. - $9.99/lb. I'll be there tomorrow so I can bring home Lobster for our 10th Anniversary. Sweet! Thank you Google! (I also found some asian seafood places in the 'burbs, selling for $5-7/lb depending on which store, but research says these aren't necessarily any fresher than grocery store lobsters that have been in a tank for an unspecified amount of time - although, it's a good price for making salads and soups)


                                      Happy anniversary!
                                       
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                                        douginvirginia

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                                        Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 07/9/09 8:35 PM (permalink)
                                        Scorereader


                                        Ah, yes! I found a seafood place in Bethesda. It's owned by a lobster fisherman in Maine. The stuff is here in a day or two from the NE coast. - $9.99/lb. I'll be there tomorrow so I can bring home Lobster for our 10th Anniversary. Sweet! Thank you Google! (I also found some asian seafood places in the 'burbs, selling for $5-7/lb depending on which store, but research says these aren't necessarily any fresher than grocery store lobsters that have been in a tank for an unspecified amount of time - although, it's a good price for making salads and soups)


                                        When I lived up in NOVA (10 years back), there was a fellow who sold ,fresh from Maine, down around Glen Echo and also close to NIH. Hope your's is the same guy as he always had excellent product.
                                         
                                        Happy anniversary,  Doug 
                                         
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                                          exsquidao

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                                          Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Thu, 07/9/09 9:04 PM (permalink)
                                          A few weeks ago (and every so often BTB) Shoprite in Derby has Lobster on sale @ $4.99 per lb. I buy 4 cook 2 to eat that weekend and the other 2 I cook and sucker bag and freeze for Lobster rolls, pretty good deal.
                                           
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                                            mjambro

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                                            Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Fri, 07/10/09 9:10 AM (permalink)
                                            Dave's in RI is advertising king crab at $8.99 /lb, fresh caught mussels at $2.49 and Ipswich steamers at $2.99 this week.  Guess it's a seafood weekend.

                                            Just a few years ago, they would often times have mussels at 50 cents / lb.  I always wondered how they could make a profit bagging up & selling me two pounds for $1.  Unfortunately, they shot way up in price about two years ago.
                                             
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                                              rainyday6

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                                              Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Sun, 08/2/09 9:53 AM (permalink)
                                              I've been craving lobster lately, but not bad enough to pay a restaurant $50.  If I want to umm..sort of pig out by myself, will one be enough?  Most of the fresh ones around here are at the Asian markets and I'd guestimate are about 1 to 1.5 lbs  I want leftovers for 1 big salad, too.  How long will the meat keep?  And let's say I cook two, eat one.  Should I chill the extra one whole, or remove the meat first?  Thanks 
                                               
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                                                Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Sun, 08/2/09 11:50 PM (permalink)
                                                Fairway in New York, Long Island has Lobster at $4.99 a pound, all sizes (including the bigguns).  King Crab at $6.99
                                                 
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                                                  mjambro

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                                                  Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Fri, 08/7/09 2:15 PM (permalink)
                                                  Shaws is advertising lobsters at $4.88 / lb this week.  Read the wholesale price is down to $2.25 / lb.    Daves (RI) has an excellent lobster salad at their deli counter for $19.95 / lb.  Local restaurants are advertising $12 dinners & $20 twins.
                                                   
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                                                    Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Fri, 08/7/09 2:25 PM (permalink)
                                                    rainyday6


                                                    I've been craving lobster lately, but not bad enough to pay a restaurant $50.  If I want to umm..sort of pig out by myself, will one be enough?  Most of the fresh ones around here are at the Asian markets and I'd guestimate are about 1 to 1.5 lbs  I want leftovers for 1 big salad, too.  How long will the meat keep?  And let's say I cook two, eat one.  Should I chill the extra one whole, or remove the meat first?  Thanks 


                                                    If you want lobster meat for "leftovers" you'll certainly need more than one bug at those weights. I know that when I eat lobster I need at least two of those little one and a half-pounders for just one meal -- and that would only be if I was eating something else with them.
                                                     
                                                    If you just want to eat one, and buy a second for your "leftovers," you'll need to cook them both as they don't live long out of water.
                                                     
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                                                      mjambro

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                                                      Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Fri, 08/7/09 2:41 PM (permalink)
                                                      A 1-lb lobster has almost 1/4 lb of meat.  A two pound has about 9-10 oz.  I'm amused when they like to make the claim that lobster is cheaper than hot dogs - but who eats the shell? 
                                                       
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                                                        i95

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                                                        Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Fri, 08/7/09 3:23 PM (permalink)

                                                         

                                                        Having just spent three weeks in Maine (and knowing a number

                                                        of lobstermen), I am saddened to report that the current boat price for

                                                        lobsters -- at least in Maine -- is hovering around just @ $ 2.00/lb.

                                                         

                                                         
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                                                          Tuttle42

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                                                          Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Tue, 08/11/09 2:27 PM (permalink)
                                                          Question.  A buddy and I would like to have a bunch of friends over on Labor Day weekend and cook up a mess of lobsters.  We are planning on travelling to "somewhere in New England" to purchase said lobsters.  Our goals are to get them as cheap, fresh and by paying as few middle-men as possible.  We'd love to get right from the fisherman if poossible.

                                                          My question is does anyone know of such a place?  Are the pick-up truck fishermen as pictured above common?  Could they handle an order of 30-40 1.5 pounders?  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

                                                          hey mjambro!  Got any connections?
                                                           
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                                                            Twinwillow

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                                                            Re:Fresh lobster prices in New England Tue, 08/11/09 3:07 PM (permalink)
                                                            annpeeples


                                                            Apparently in the mid west, Mr.Hoffman. We cant touch lobster for the prices everyone has mentioned....and I am insanely jealous.
                                                             

                                                            No different in Dallas, Ann. Other than the Asian markets, prices are still high.


                                                             
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