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Christmas Lobsters

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posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 04:21 PM
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Is anyone else having some Christmas lobsters?
It's a tradition here. Probably in our province, and the maritimes in general.



Some Chinese food, plus these guys and some butter. Maybe a few glasses of wine. The perfect meal for the weird in between of Christmas and New Years.




posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 04:30 PM
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They look tasty. We had live Dungeness crab on Christmas for dinner.

Yes, you definitely need wine to go with that meal. We had a nice Viognier.

White goes best with shellfish. 🥂



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: KKLOCO

Yum! I've never cooked live crabs.



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 04:55 PM
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Looks delicious. Around here it's slow cooked black eyed peas with thick brazed also slow cooked pork chops.



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Stupidsecrets

Yummmmm!



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

No on Christmas lobster but we do new years king crab legs.



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 05:09 PM
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That's a little cruel to boil things alive.

a reply to: Atsbhct



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 05:16 PM
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Looks GREAT!!

My wife and I celebrated Christmas about 10 years ago or so with my parents, and my wife had these giant 4lb fresh lobsters flown in. I've got pictures of these bad boys somewhere, but they were HUGE! A whole tail wouldn't even fit on a plate, let alone the whole lobster. My mom had grown up in New England lobster country so she was overjoyed! She liked to eat the whole lobsters, so it took two plates.

We had this with a nice prime rib roast and some really nice French wine my wife (luckily) scored from a liquor store which was going out of business.

It was fun. Great memory for me because both of my parents have passed now.



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I think I need to try cooking crab at home. How big a pot do you need for giant crab legs?



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 05:44 PM
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originally posted by: hombero
That's a little cruel to boil things alive.

a reply to: Atsbhct



Life is cruel.



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

What a nice memory. All of the elders I know love lobster in a different way than my generation. It was a food to get them by when they were young. Now it's summer cottage food, Christmas food. It really takes them back.



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

12 ish inch deep pan..



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 08:36 PM
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That is so much better than ham.



posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 11:46 PM
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Fresh crabs are always festive...

...ocean crabs, not prostitute crabs...



posted on Dec, 29 2019 @ 12:22 AM
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I never really cared for lobster, it is ok I suppose, but way overpriced for what you get. I do like shrimp once in a while though, they almost taste the same. A bullhead actually tastes almost like a lobster if you boil it, actually it looks a little like a lobster without claws. Both are bottom feeders too. My grandfather used to make boiled bullheads when I was young, they are not bad tasting if made right. Although most people consider them gross.



posted on Dec, 29 2019 @ 12:57 AM
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My grandmother lived in Bearskin Neck, Massachusets all her life (to 104). When I was a kid and used to visit, she'd send me town to the docks when the lobster men used to come in. They all knew her. She'd tell me to go down and get some "culls". They'd fill up a whole bucket full of 'culls' for me, for free. Culls were lobsters which were missing a claw, or had some other cosmetic defect which wouldn't make them sell. All the lobster men ate culls too.

That was lobster heaven!!

ETA - Back then I just took monster lobster sandwiches for granted. Now, I'd probably sacrifice a limb for one of those things!!!
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posted on Dec, 29 2019 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Lobster for Christmas dinner sounds like a fantastic idea!

I make a mean Rose Marie sauce and usually knock-up a batch of prawn cocktail salad for starters, but I didn't bother this year, I have been back on the crabsticks though,



My wife and I celebrated Christmas about 10 years ago or so with my parents, and my wife had these giant 4lb fresh lobsters flown in. I've got pictures of these bad boys somewhere, but they were HUGE! A whole tail wouldn't even fit on a plate, let alone the whole lobster.


Some years back I was lucky enough to land a bang-on 9Lb lobster on hook and line next to one of the local marinas, now that thing was a true monster;



The shore-caught record for lobster for the entire British Isles at the time was only two Lb more, at 11Lb, a shore-caught lobster the size of the one I landed was and otherwise still is unheard of in my parts.

Caught on a £15 rod and reel, 15Lb mono, no.4 Japanese semicircle hook, a few splitshot and a strip of Mackerel for bait.

It's superb fishing around there for Bass too, those beautiful, tasty, feisty, bars of delicious silver, yummy!





posted on Dec, 29 2019 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

WOW!! Just WOW!!

I've never seen a lobster that big! That's HUGE! I assume you ate it, right?

Plus, I didn't know you could catch them with a rod & reel. Though, now that you mention it, I have caught some blue crabs that way once a long time ago. I was fishing for something else at the time. People in FL didn't eat blue crabs back then so I just threw them back.



posted on Dec, 29 2019 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

Life is cruel but it doesn't have to be if you have a choice.

Choosing to boil something alive instead of killing it first just shows that one chooses cruelty.



posted on Dec, 29 2019 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: blueman12

If you wanna die from bacterial toxins.

Then be so kind to kill it first.

Guess the gene pool would win, eh?

They say life is cruel.
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