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Belated Report on My Lobster Experience

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  • Willy
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 1766
    • High Desert of the Great Southwest

    Belated Report on My Lobster Experience

    Lobster--meh. Most every lobster I've eaten came off of a Red Lobster restaurant platter with a name like "Admiral's Feast" or "Captain Platter", so I was quite excited to do my own using live lobsters. Despite our plan to grill one and SV the other, time interfered and we ended up doing both in SV--basically a butter/tarragon poached lobster. It was cooked nicely (per Kenji to 140°F), but--well, I just don't get the appeal, especially considering the price as compared to most other shellfish. I do regret not getting to grill one.

    I guess I'm a low class hick, but, honestly, I'd rather eat crab, shrimp, mussels, oysters, scallops, clams (especially fried or in chowder), squid, octopus, and any number of fin fish. On the plus side, we did get a couple of quarts of nice lobster stock for future use. I see clam chowder on the horizon.
    Last edited by Willy; December 20th, 2017, 06:47 PM.
  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 6756
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    #2
    Yeah the grilled would have been the ticket. Maybe we would have had pics if they were grilled. Then again we could have had pics of them in a baggy. I would reload & not be so lazy. Just do it Will.

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  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9760
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    #3
    Dang, I wish you could have grilled one. Oh well maybe next time. Cheers!

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    • johnec00
      Charter Member
      • Aug 2014
      • 514
      • Orlando, Florida
      • Equipment:
        '88 Vintage Fire Magic gasser with over 3000 cooks to its credit
        18 Inch Weber Kettle (Rescued from neighbor's trash)
        Rotisserie for 18 inch kettle
        Master Forge propane smoker
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Smokey Joe with mini WSM mod
        Garcima paella burner
        Anova Sous Vide
        Slaiya Sous Vide (gift)
        2X Thermoworks cooking thermometer
        DIY 4 channel bluetooth thermometer
        LEM grinder, sausage stuffer and meat slicer (all gifts)

        Favorite Beer:
        Key West Wheat

      #4
      We do the Florida "Spiny Lobster" variety on the gasser. Split them in half, place on the direct heat, brush with lemon butter. They're done as soon as the flesh turns from translucent to opaque. Most folks only cook the tails, what a waste!

      No pictures after cooking, but here's what they look like fresh out of the water:

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      • HawkerXP
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        "Grandpa! I'm not touching that thing with my hand!"
    • BourBonQ
      Club Member
      • Oct 2017
      • 716
      • Lowcountry of South Carolina
      • Pit Barrel Cooker
        Blaze 32" Gasser with Sear Station and Rotisserie
        Jenn-Air 6 Burner w/ Dual Oven and Stainless Flat Top
        Camp Chef Explorer 60EX with Grill Box and Griddle
        Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4
        Maverick ET-733 2-Probe Wireless Thermometer
        Thermopro TP20 2-Probe Wireless Thermometer
        Anova 900W Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
        Selection of Grandma's Antique Cast Iron Cookware
        Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Oyster/Turkey Cooker
        Weber Standard Size Chimney Starter
        Foodsaver Vac Sealer

      #5
      Tasty bugs!

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      • kmhfive
        Club Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 3003
        • Northern Illinois
        • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
          Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
          Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
          GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
          Maverick ET-733
          Fireboard
          Home-brewer

        #6
        Lobster is tasty, but unless I’m living in New England, I’m not buying!

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        • Nuke em
          Club Member
          • Jun 2016
          • 743
          • Nj

          #7
          If ya don’t wanna do lobster due to yer budget, then I suggest some mud bugs. Aka- crawfish. Ummm. 😊

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          • FireMan
            Charter Member
            • Jul 2015
            • 6756
            • Bottom of Winnebago

            #8
            HawkerXP you nailed it. johnec00 you look like you in your avatar without the hat! GD may not wanted to touch with the flesh but she sure was havin fun with Gramps.

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