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Old 11-04-2015, 08:36 PM   #11
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Today is our 8th anniversary. It has been one heck of a ride for us so far.
Tonight we are cooking the other lobster tails. We struggled to get the meat free of the shells, and then went back to the video to see why it was so easy for the guy. In his narration, he said a friend came back from Florida with them and gave them to him.
We looked closely at the lobster, and the meat was opaque, not translucent. Somewhere along the way the tails had been partially cooked, which was why it was so easy to free them from the shell!!
We were fit to be tied, but now a lesson learned
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:39 PM   #12
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Happy Anniversary Kayelle and Souschef.
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Today is our 8th anniversary. It has been one heck of a ride for us so far.
Tonight we are cooking the other lobster tails. We struggled to get the meat free of the shells, and then went back to the video to see why it was so easy for the guy. In his narration, he said a friend came back from Florida with them and gave them to him.
We looked closely at the lobster, and the meat was opaque, not translucent. Somewhere along the way the tails had been partially cooked, which was why it was so easy to free them from the shell!!
We were fit to be tied, but now a lesson learned
Happy anniversary Souschef and Kayelle. I hope you enjoyed it.

So, how did you guys solve that problem? Sounds like cheating to me (in the video, that is)
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:02 PM   #14
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Happy anniversary, Kayelle and Souschef!

Nothing so elegant here, we cleaned up a few more leftovers.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:12 PM   #15
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I made one of my favorite dinners

Sauteed chicken, canned mushrooms, onion, garlic, thyme, pepper, canned chicken gravy all served over yolkfree noodles, MMM
I put some peas in mine for some type of greenery

After we were done and DH was finished pushing food around on his plate,
I come to find out he does not like this dish! After 27 years, I find this out now? "it's too creamy, I don't like creamy" (add the whiny kid tone to that statement) WHAT?! It's gravy and chicken over noodles for crying out loud...
Oh well, that's the last time I eat that
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:03 PM   #16
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Happy Anniversary KL and SC.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:05 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone for the nice wishes.


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Happy anniversary Souschef and Kayelle. I hope you enjoyed it.

So, how did you guys solve that problem? Sounds like cheating to me (in the video, that is)
Yup, I had great hopes for that video. We're not exactly whole live Maine lobster experts out here and apparently neither is the video guy.
He never once mentioned the his tails had been at least partially cooked before he started. Anyway, the two we did yesterday were a real struggle with the raw tails, and again tonight. I solved part of the problem tonight by running a pic through the length of the meat to keep them from curling.
All in all..it was fun and delicious.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:09 PM   #18
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kgirl.... Your post made me laugh...I think your dinner looks great and I would love a plate.

taxy...sorry to hear that tonight's date night dinner wasn't as good as before. That's disappointing, for sure.

Kay and Sous, happy anniversary! The few times I've cooked lobster I've also had trouble freeing the meat from the shell. It did look so easy in the video. Hoping tonight's dinner was a bit easier to prepare. (edit...we were posting at the same time...)

I loved my bowl (actually, two) of the split pea soup. It tasted especially good and warming on this cold night.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:27 PM   #19
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Oh, Kgirl, I think your dish looks great! I wouldn't stop making it just because your DH doesn't like it!
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:35 PM   #20
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By the way, I steamed the remaining four big claws and legs, and shelled the meat with ease. Tomorrow when we are doing errands we'll stop at Vons to get a big King Crab leg to add to the claw meat for seafood "lobster/crab rolls" for the SC, and stuffed avocado halves for me. We've had lots of mileage out of those four 2lb. lobsters.
I thought about boiling up the heads for lobster bisque, but enough is enough.
I'm ready for cow.
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