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     Tuesday May 1 04:49 PM



Caught off the coast, this crusty old lad is a well-understood mutation... one in 2,000,000 lobsters come out of the water this color.

Anyone hear George Carlin's old "there's no blue food" routine? Well here it is, blue food.



  Wednesday May 2 09:52 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Tony Shepps


Caught off the coast, this crusty old lad is a well-understood mutation... one in 2,000,000 lobsters come out of the water this color.

Anyone hear George Carlin's old "there's no blue food" routine? Well here it is, blue food.
Blueberries? Plums? Grapes?

Plenty o' blue food.

Myself, I don't consider something that looks, to me at leasst, like a great big blue bug to be especially appetizing.

But, there I go, being kosher again,
Z


  Thursday May 3 03:30 AM

i've hard of cows producing purple milk after eating tons of blackberries but this is crazy, hmmm still looks tasty...



  Thursday May 3 10:07 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by jaguar
i've hard of cows producing purple milk after eating tons of blackberries but this is crazy, hmmm still looks tasty...
Yes, but what is the color after you steam/boil it?


  Friday May 4 03:50 AM

don't ask me, i haven't had the oppotunity to try, what color is the lobster here after you steam it?



  Saturday May 5 12:42 AM

Post-Cooking

After you boil them, they turn a vibrant red, just like you'd expect normal lobster to be colored. I remember this because it threw off the color scheme of this meal i was preparing (still delicious, but eh). Apparently the blood vessels flowing to the carapace burst when you boil it. That, and they scream, which is really eery, especially if you're only used to cooking stuff that's extrmemly dead



  Saturday May 5 02:27 AM

yes, it woudl be, i prefer it when my food dosne't scream at me oddly enough.
Pretty cruel way to kill it, i say kill it first, i wouldn't mind(ok i would but if i was a lobster), if some1 ate me after i was dead but i'd rather they let me die b4 i was boiledm what a painful way to go, i hate too hot baths as it is.



  Friday May 11 01:00 PM

If you kill the lobster first, the toxins in the blood react differently than when you boil it and make it taste bad and/or make you sick. There is also a debate on the screaming thing. Many think that it is just steam hissing out from inside the lobster as it boils.

Whatever the case, it's cruel any way you slice it. But, mmmmm boy, thems a tasty lobster by!



shipwreckdan  Monday Nov 10 08:03 PM

Dead lobsters aren't bad.... and they dont make u sick. I'm a commercial lobsterboat deckhand, and when they die in transport (pots in ocean to tanks on land) we eat'em. We just break the tail and claws off, and throw the body in the channel. Sometimes u get a lobster that has just molt, and if their shell is still "soft" (crunchy..not firm to the squeeze) there's not much meat in them, mostly runny juice. This happens in some that have "cancer" too(some wierd shell condition that affects a small percentage of lobsters. Shells look kinda like there rusted, and very fragile). Never seen a blue one yet, but i've only been doing this for 2 years.

So in conclusing, u can eat them when they're broken, even after they've died, and u wont get sick. I should know, cause i get a third of the dead ones from each trip. When they're bad they smell bad, thats a pretty safe rule with all seafood.

Well i'm gonna grab a nap, heading back out tonight 11pm. 8 hr steam to the grounds.
Dan
Commercial fisherman



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Nov 10 09:16 PM

Welcome to the Cellar Dan. Be carefull of the sharks out there.....and in here.



Uryoces  Monday Nov 10 09:55 PM

Welcome Dan! I think you can stick the lobster in the fridge, and it will lose consiousness and slip into a coma. You drop it in the pot and cook it up. It's probably steam escaping from the shell.

Never cooked one myself, but I helped my inlaws eat a mess of mudbugs last 4th of july.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Nov 10 11:44 PM

Hey !! How come that skinny little guy Tony Shepps started this thread. Where's Undertoad??



Elspode  Tuesday Nov 11 12:02 AM

WTFAYTA?



quzah  Tuesday Nov 11 01:13 AM

It's amusing that people will eat lobsters, but freak out if a bug gets in their food. They're just bugs of the sea. Very cool to watch though. I can't picture eating one. That's what gets me. It's so damn cool to watch all kinds of life wander around, why would I want to bring an end to it?

What did you expect, it's a "food" thread. I had to make some comment. Plus I needed an excuse to test my tag line.

Quzah.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 11 11:47 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Elspode
WTFAYTA?
look. How many Tony Shepps do you see?


elSicomoro  Tuesday Nov 11 11:59 PM

Tony posted under his real name and another handle until August 2001.



dar512  Wednesday Nov 12 09:58 AM

Yup. Never ceases to amaze me how some of these old threads pop up with new comments. Which - let that be a lesson to you. Your words will be preserved on the Cellar for the ages.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Nov 12 05:15 PM

Actually, it was a joke. No ..wait...it was supposed to be a joke. Well, that's why I work out my routines here instead of on Ed Sullivan.:p



elSicomoro  Wednesday Nov 12 08:48 PM

No, the problem is that you DID try to work it out on Ed Sullivan...and you killed him!



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Nov 12 09:31 PM

Naw, I gave him the finger and never worked in that town again.



Uryoces  Thursday Nov 13 02:13 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
Naw, I gave him the finger and never worked in that town again.
It was your evil, gyrating hips!:p


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Nov 13 09:16 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Uryoces
It was your evil, gyrating hips!:p
That was Elvis, Jackie Mason did the finger trick.


elSicomoro  Thursday Nov 13 11:03 PM

"The pelvis of Elvis...too dangerous for the masses..."--Living Colour



darclauz  Tuesday Nov 18 09:17 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
Welcome to the Cellar Dan. Be carefull of the sharks out there.....and in here.
umm...dolphins.


Sun_Sparkz  Monday Dec 1 06:44 PM

Hi Dan, there is debate about the actual "Screaming" of these lobsters - is it cries for mercy or just steaming shells.. when you boil your dead cancer ridden lobsters.. do THEY scream.. hence proving it is just steam??




Lady Sidhe  Thursday Jun 3 03:28 PM

Hm..I live in La., where seafood is a staple, and I've always been told that you get rid of the dead crawfish before you boil them. I've also been told not to eat any boiled ones whose tails weren't curled. Both types are supposed to be "bad," although I don't know why, and have never asked.

So I'm asking...if you can eat dead-before-boiling lobster, why can't you eat dead-before-boiling crawfish?


Sidhe



glatt  Thursday Jun 3 04:13 PM

Reading through this old thread again, there are a few amusing things. For example, Quzah posted on 11/11/03, but has a quote in his tagline at the bottom of his post from 12/15/03. That's a pretty nifty trick.

And who the hell is Tony Shepps?! I thought only Undertoad could start threads here!



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jun 3 10:28 PM

Quote:
why can't you eat dead-before-boiling crawfish?
Bad mojo.


Lady Sidhe  Thursday Jun 3 11:13 PM

Oh..ok...well, that explains everything. :p


Sidhe



Timeless  Friday Jun 4 03:56 AM

Okay, just to clear up why you shouldn't eat dead lobsters/other shellfish...

Once shellfish dies, it starts to go bad very quickly, eating bad shellfish is very bad mojo, and it WILL make you sick. However, if the shellfish has only died very recently then it should be okay.

The reason to avoid shellfish that hasn't "opened", or crawfish that haven't curled is that they were probably dead when they were put into the pot, and it's just that no-one noticed. If you ever have a bowl of mussels for example, do NOT force open any that aren't naturally opened, the chances are they'll be bad, and you'll be ill.

-- Timeless. (grew up in a fishing family eating mucho seafood)



Bullitt  Friday Jun 4 11:16 AM

Ya

They lobsters DO actually scream in a sense. Not through vocal chords but by rubbing their antennea around in their sockets vigorously. I was int he Florida Keys last summer during lobster season and thus we decided not pass up the opportunity to catch some lobster for ourselves. But for these kind sof lobster, you have to rip the tail off when they are still alive and remove their intestines by way of their lobster-butthole w/ one of their antennea (ironically the best tool for doing so is part of the lobster :P).
But yes they do scream and it gets freakin annoying after awhile. And you have to put em in a box after you rip the tails off so that they don't start crawling around all over the place tripping you and stuff. (I was on an island so no box me for :P)



jaguar  Friday Jun 4 11:22 AM

Quote:
you have to rip the tail off when they are still alive and remove their intestines by way of their lobster-butthole w/ one of their antennea
I think I saw a recruiting poster looking for those skills for the Iraqi prison system


Lady Sidhe  Friday Jun 4 11:32 AM

Ok, thanks. I grew up hearing that you weren't supposed to eat the dead crawfish, or the ones whose tails weren't curled, and always wondered exactly why.



glatt  Friday Jun 4 11:59 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by jaguar
I think I saw a recruiting poster looking for those skills for the Iraqi prison system
Heh Heh


Bullitt  Saturday Jun 5 02:58 AM

Yeah except you arent supposed to use your ahem.. antennea....



McGee  Wednesday Jun 30 08:13 PM

yeah yeah...its odd now....but what color will it be when its cooked



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jul 1 01:11 AM

When I'm done with it,.....brown.



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