Tuesday May 1 04:49 PM
Wednesday May 2 09:52 AM
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Nov 11 11:47 PM
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
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Nov 13 09:16 PM
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
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.
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.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jun 3 10:28 PM
Lady Sidhe Thursday Jun 3 11:13 PM
Oh..ok...well, that explains everything. :p
Timeless Friday Jun 4 03:56 AM
Okay, just to clear up why you shouldn't eat dead lobsters/other shellfish...
Bullitt Friday Jun 4 11:16 AM
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).
jaguar Friday Jun 4 11:22 AM
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
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.