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Old 07-21-2012, 08:56 AM   #151
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stunning tatt!!
"Add in Shrimp. SHELL ON is best(though it makes for messier eating, it adds more flavor and the sauce gets in between the shell and the shrimp)"
it's the only way matey...all the taste is in the head.i suck the contents out after eating the tail meat...reckon the best bit of a lobster is the tomalley? tamale? in the head....and of course the coral & brown meat in a cooked crab!! mind you i also prefer chicken/turkey thighs/drummers to breast meat....that's where the flavour is & it's all about the flavour in my book,'innit tatt?
It might be all about the flavor, but I don't want to spend my meal time working for my food. Take the shells off in the kitchen please. And the heads. I also don't want my food staring at me. It gives me guilt! And the correct spelling is tamale. You had it right the second time. If you really want flavor, ask for female lobsters and hope they have some roe inside. They are smaller, but sweeter. If the roe is on the outside, they have to be tossed back into the ocean. At least here in New England.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:09 AM   #152
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Actually, Addie, Harry had it right the first time in reference to lobsters, unless he's cooking them Mexican style.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:55 PM   #153
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Actually, Addie, Harry had it right the first time in reference to lobsters, unless he's cooking them Mexican style.
"a rose by any other name smells as sweet" but you're right dawg.mexican lobster? oh,i get it....tamale's!! i did order lobster when i was on holiday in cancun once.very different beast to our lobsters & your maine lobsters,no claws as such but a lot more tail meat.some of the flights i've taken have landed at bangor maine airport to refuel etc.you could order lobsters by the case to be picked up on the return journey.yum,good lobsters!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #154
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"a rose by any other name smells as sweet" but you're right dawg.mexican lobster? oh,i get it....tamale's!! i did order lobster when i was on holiday in cancun once.very different beast to our lobsters & your maine lobsters,no claws as such but a lot more tail meat.some of the flights i've taken have landed at bangor maine airport to refuel etc.you could order lobsters by the case to be picked up on the return journey.yum,good lobsters !!
We here in Boston and points south call them Atlantic lobsters. From NH and further north they call them Maine lobsters. Same lobsters, same ocean waters. Maine does almost twice the business in lobsters than southern New England does. That's because the waters in Maine are much colder. Lobsters prefer cold water. The lobster you had in Cancun are called Rock lobsters. I would imagine that your lobsters if caught up by the Hebrides or along the coast of Scotland would taste the same as "Maine" lobsters.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #155
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We here in Boston and points south call them Atlantic lobsters. From NH and further north they call them Maine lobsters. Same lobsters, same ocean waters. Maine does almost twice the business in lobsters than southern New England does. That's because the waters in Maine are much colder. Lobsters prefer cold water. The lobster you had in Cancun are called Rock lobsters. I would imagine that your lobsters if caught up by the Hebrides or along the coast of Scotland would taste the same as "Maine" lobsters.
interesting addie.you are also right on the taste.the lobsters from scottish waters are almost identical to the maine lobsters in size & taste.as you say,due to the deep,icy cold,crystal clear waters.i think all cold ocean seafood/fish tastes better than it's warm water cousin.they grow more slowly & don't get as big as they do in the warm water.the flavour of the maine(and no doubt boston)lobsters & scottish lobsters was far superior IMO to the rock lobsters as you call them.scottish crabs,particularly orkney crabs are hard to beat too!!
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We have some pretty darn good lobsters here in New Brunswick and Québec.
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We have some pretty darn good lobsters here in New Brunswick and Québec.
without a doubt tax,once again it's the cold,deep & clear waters that do it.that's the common denominator imo.i won't ask about your crabs....oops,sorry,just did!!
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cooked this tonight,inspired by a triple d episode that visited a seaside restaurant overlooking the ocean in the boston,maine,chesapeake bay type area of the states:harry's cornmeal double dredged,fried,tilapia,king scallops,squid & prawns with oven fries,coleslaw & icy cold beer
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Wow! That looks great Harry! Love that seafood!
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #160
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That really does look sensational H

We get really nice lobsters from our Australian waters too
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