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    You are in: Home / Community Forums / Fish & Seafood / Sad tale of 2 Lobsters!!!!!
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    Sad tale of 2 Lobsters!!!!!

    Shae Lin
    Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:21 pm
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    icon_confused.gif Hey any of you Lobster buffs, see if you can help me out with my problem. My DH and I celebrated our 30th anniversary Valentines Day and to celebrate we decided to have Boiled Lobsters like we had for many years in MA. ( we are in Florida now ). anyhow, we paid 14.98 a pound for them and rushed them home just in time to be totally disappointed. We cooked them EXACTLY as we have always in the past and the lobsters turned out tough and dry. The tail was unbelievably tough and the claw meat was dry and mealy. Any clues as to why this could have happened? I'm wondering if they were left out of water too long before I picked them up although they were alive and kicking when I put them in the huge pot of simmering water. What a shame, all that money, Let me know what you think! Thanks much, Addie icon_cry.gif P.S. I forgot to mention that the claws on these babys were like cement. I couldn't crack them with a nutcracker, I had to take them off and litterally POUND them in a plastic freezer bag with a Meat Mallet. Whoooo!. Thx again, A
    Zurie
    Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:06 pm
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    I love lobster! I ADORE lobster! And like you, I like them fresh and kicking before preparing them.

    This comes a month too late.

    I can only guess -- was it the season you bought them in? Was it their spawning seaon? Then they could well be "thin" and not as tasty.

    Were you sure they were fresh, and not first frozen, and then defrosted? But you said they were moving, so ... (Most seafoods do not freeze successfully, with the exception of squid/calamari).

    I can only wonder if you bought them at the wrong time of year. They should not have been hard and tough.

    You said you cooked them the same as always. Forgive me ... but are you sure you did not overcook them?

    icon_wink.gif I've exhausted my reasons for your disappointment! icon_eek.gif
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