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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 7:55 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

As a Newfoundlander by birth, lobster is like Mother's milk to me. I haven't had the "real" stuff since last year. I WANT LOBSTER! And I want it NOW! But I think I will need to wait till the weekend to visit my dealer (ha!) and get about 10 live ones. Mmmmm....I'm salivating thinking of it, with hot garlic lemon butter and warm steamed asparagus.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 8:59 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Growing up on Long Island, I actually overdosed on lobster. One summer (because we had a friend working on a lobster boat)we had it every day. It got to the point I'd walk in the door, open the fridge and whine, "Lobster again?"


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Default  Posted: 9:05 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Growing up landlocked in the Midwest, I can assure you this was never an issue, although we did complain about having steak and corn on the cob too often in the summer.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 9:10 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

DS and DS's father just came home from Maine... where they ordered and had FedEx'd home 18 lobsters...

We get six of them - tomorrow.

Yes, they're not live, but it's better than no lobster at all.

Lobster from Florida is way different than Lobster from Maine.

I don't even think I'll make anything to go with the Lobster.

NIK - I grew up land locked in Michigan... lots of steak and corn on the cob there too.


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Default  Posted: 9:14 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

I'm from Arizona. The best I can hope for is a small, half starved crayfish.

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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 9:50 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)


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Default  Posted: 10:27 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Come on, h0peless; if you're willing to pay, you can get lobster in AZ. It was DS's birthday dinner every year when we lived there


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Default  Posted: 10:35 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

*drool*


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Happy  Posted: 11:10 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

There are benefits to living on either coast...when I lived on the East Coast of Canada I enjoyed fresh scallops (right off the boats), and lobster (even in the Chinese food, huge hunks of fresh lobster), and fresh fish....
When I lived on the West Coast of Canada I enjoyed fresh Pacific Salmon, crab and fresh fish......
SO and I went out for supper the other night and I had a feed of crab's legs, plunged into hot, garlic/lemon butter....it was so good!!!
Nothing compares to enjoying the fresh seafood that I am lucky to have available to me living where I do now....whatever the price....


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Default  Posted: 11:25 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Come on, h0peless; if you're willing to pay, you can get lobster in AZ. It was DS's birthday dinner every year when we lived there

Yeah but I'm talking fresh. Like the kind I get when I visit my sister in Boston. Crayfish is too risky anyways. I tried to catch one once and it pinched my finger.


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Default  Posted: 8:14 AM, June 26th (Wednesday)

I am planning my lobster party today. Maybe I'll do a traditional Newfie potato salad to go with it as well. Oh, the possibilities! There will be enough lobster for leftovers the next day. Yum, yum, yum.

Sad, my ex-husband once ate so much lobster, he got completely turned against it! It was years before he could look a lobster in the eye again.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 9:58 AM, June 26th (Wednesday)

I definitely vote Lobster!!


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 10:58 AM, June 26th (Wednesday)

I'm thinking Saturday night if you want to show up!


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 12:28 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

So while we're on the subject, I want to try to have a lobster bake on my deck this summer. Maybe about fifteen people. What do I serve and how do I prepare the lobster? Do I have other seafood dishes as well? Help. I don't want to look like a jackass.


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 1:02 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

I've never baked lobsters. We have lobster boils. Take a huge pot and fill it with highly salted (preferably sea) water. (My pot holds 3-4 lobsters, depending on size. Bring to a rollicking boil. Hold lobster firmly between the tail and the back. slightly squeezing the tail so it can't flap. Plunge lobster head down into the boiling water and hold until any movement stops. Drop lobster in the water. Repeat with more lobsters. Bring water back to the boil and cook 12-15 minutes for 1 lb lobster, 15-20 minutes for a 1 1/2 pound lobster, 20-25 minutes for a 2-3 pound lobster. Perfect lobster every time and no "screaming".
Count on one lobster per person. You can skimp and do 1/2 per person, but if they are lobby lovers, they'll each need their own. Serve with loads of melted butter, seasoned with garlic and lemon.

[This message edited by lynnm1947 at 1:02 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)]


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 1:09 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

Steaming is the best!!


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Default  Posted: 1:39 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

One never gets enough lobster.
I just wish I could afford even a small 1-1/4 pounder but at $9 a pound, it's outa my reach.


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 2:01 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

suckstobebe, if you have enough lobster, you need nothing else except a side dish or two and the butter!


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

... and a glass of Chassagne Montrachet


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Default  Posted: 2:24 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

MMMM Lobster.
When my daughter was about 3, I parked her in the grocery cart near the lobster tank and turned to grab something.

When I turned around she was crying and saying, "Mommy I can't like this bug!"

Poor little bunny.


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 3:12 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

.. and a glass of Chassagne Montrachet

Pouilly-Fuisse works well, too. Or a vat of Veuve Cliquot!


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 3:12 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

Yewtree, bet she'll grow to like those bugs!


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

"Or a vat of Veuve Cliquot"

Unless you're talking Value Added Tax I don't think you're going to find decent champagne in a 'vat.'

Just sayin'


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Default  Posted: 5:20 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

Maybe I'll do a traditional Newfie potato salad to go with it as well.

I'll bite. What is in traditional Newfie potato salad?

Part of me is hoping you to say the main ingredient is turnips


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Default  Posted: 5:29 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

If you're in Toronto, wouldn't it be faster and cheaper to fly to Halifax or St. Johns, buy lobster there, and fly back?

I'm ashamed to admit I had a lobster here (Illinois) a year ago, and I thought it tasted good. My claim to being a Rhode Islander is getting weaker and weaker.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 6:13 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

We consumed three 1.25 lb lobsters at my house tonight... Fresh steamed, flash frozen and shipped directly from Maine.

I didn't bother with anything else on my plate... the boys had baked potatoes and salad.

All I had was Lobster and Butter!


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Default  Posted: 8:04 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

Unless you're talking Value Added Tax I don't think you're going to find decent champagne in a 'vat.'

Sigh. I know. But a girl can dream, can't she?


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 8:05 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

I'll bite. What is in traditional Newfie potato salad?

Mashed potatoes and onions mixed with Miracle Whip and French's mustard instead of mayo.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 8:07 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

All I had was Lobster and Butter!

My kinda gal! And for dessert, more lobster.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 8:12 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

I know what you mean I am an east coaster in Nova Scotia and we were raised on lobster. Hard to believe that at one point in time if you ate lobster you were considered poor.

Well you can get it shipped from Clearwater :)

On another note we had lobster on our carribean cruise....it was nothing like east coast lobster, it wasn't sweet at all and less chewy.


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Default  Posted: 10:37 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

Mashed potatoes and onions mixed with Miracle Whip and French's mustard instead of mayo.

Thanks, that sounds interesting. Will have to give it a try.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 12:20 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

My kinda gal! And for dessert, more lobster.

Really... What else do you need?


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 12:23 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

The wine. That's all.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 12:24 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

Well... we're a non-alcoholic house... but I can see where wine would fit in.


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Default  Posted: 4:25 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

I hate to be a downer here, but this meal is seriously missing a lattice crust wild blueberry pie...

Just saying.


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Default  Posted: 6:32 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

That can possibly be arranged--or maybe some strawberry/rhubarb galettes.


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Default  Posted: 6:36 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

That can possibly be arranged--or maybe some strawberry/rhubarb galettes.

[This message edited by lynnm1947 at 6:40 PM, June 27th (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:05 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

Rhubarb

I have never had lobster. I grew up in the Midwest. I don't like most seafood. I live in DC now. Should I try lobster?


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Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

Of Course you should try lobster!! Everyone should try Lobster...


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Default  Posted: 7:33 PM, June 27th (Thursday)

Lobster is probably the least seafoody seafood. Try it; you'll like it!


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Default  Posted: 7:49 PM, June 27th (Thursday)


.. OK....OK..

>>>>>>>lobster, and those rhubarb and strawberry thingies<<<<<<<

i'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 2:55 PM, June 28th (Friday)

Should I try lobster?

Do fish swim?
Do bears poop in the woods?
Does it rain every freakin' day in Toronto this spring/summer? (Small t/j to gripe about the weather!)

Yes, yes, YES!


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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