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Consider the Lobster

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mordecai, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

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    butter-poaching is a pretty easy technique ... you just blanch the lobster in the shell, take the meat out and then cook the lobster in butter at roughly 180 degrees. keller did a column for me years ago on it, but i can't find it. here's a good step-by-step from steamy kitchen ... she does a good job.

    thanks for that.
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Matt, SField, foodguy, K-wok, to whom it may concern: I've never cooked a lobster before but I'd like to try; I had a butter poached(?) homard that I liked recently, how can I do something like this at home? [​IMG]
    That looks seriously delicious. I've never butter poached anything, but foodguy would know best.
     
  3. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Well-Known Member

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    Like most things DFW wrote, the essay in question is pitch-perfect. I do cook live lobster on occasion and experience the ambivalence that he describes (hell, he probably taught me exactly how to feel about it).
     
  4. Kajak

    Kajak Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if I agree with the definition of lobsters as sentient...

    They're too yummy to care.
     
  5. gomestar

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    does anybody else actually like the guts in the lobster? We go to a place whenever we're in Jerz that has lobsters split right down the middle and I mop that shit up with some bread. It's quite enjoyable.
     
  6. foodguy

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    in the refined world, we call that "tomalley".
     
  7. sho'nuff

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    butter-poaching is a pretty easy technique ... you just blanch the lobster in the shell, take the meat out and then cook the lobster in butter at roughly 180 degrees. keller did a column for me years ago on it, but i can't find it. here's a good step-by-step from steamy kitchen ... she does a good job.

    this sounds soo good
     
  8. Kajak

    Kajak Well-Known Member

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    butter-poaching is a pretty easy technique ... you just blanch the lobster in the shell, take the meat out and then cook the lobster in butter at roughly 180 degrees. keller did a column for me years ago on it, but i can't find it. here's a good step-by-step from steamy kitchen ... she does a good job.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    WANT
     
  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    butter-poaching is a pretty easy technique ... you just blanch the lobster in the shell, take the meat out and then cook the lobster in butter at roughly 180 degrees. keller did a column for me years ago on it, but i can't find it. here's a good step-by-step from steamy kitchen ... she does a good job.
    That's a pretty cool site. better than most.
     
  10. Manton

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    I've basically only done the butter poach. Easy and good. Wastes/uses a hell of a lot of butter.
     
  11. REguy

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    I have a friend who microwaves them in a bag. She claims they remain juicier.
     
  12. polloloco

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    Interesting read but in the end I couldn't care less about their feelings. Boil them, stab them, they all partying in my stomach.

    +1 on the "Nebraska Beef Fesitval". If I have to watch cows go down a ramp to slaughter before I get a morsel, so be it. Just food prep.

    +1 on black dog too ; )
     
  13. binge

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    Here they come to snuff the lobster, aww yeah, hey yeah
    Yeah here come the lobster, yeah
    You know he ain't gonna die
    No, no, no, ya know he ain't gonna die
     
  14. Piobaire

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    Here they come to snuff the lobster, aww yeah, hey yeah
    Yeah here come the lobster, yeah
    You know he ain't gonna die
    No, no, no, ya know he ain't gonna die


    But Layne did. [​IMG]
     
  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    I found a place to get lobster super cheap. I have killed four this week.
     
  16. changy

    changy Well-Known Member

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    Is the prefered method:
    1) Put in cold water and bring to boil
    2) Put in boiling water
    3) Steam?
     
  17. mordecai

    mordecai Well-Known Member

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    But Layne did. [​IMG]
    Oh come on. Alice in Chains nostalgia? Is there even a memorial t-shirt for him?
    Is the prefered method: 1) Put in cold water and bring to boil 2) Put in boiling water 3) Steam?
    Boy do I never get tired of that avatar.
     
  18. kwilkinson

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    Is the prefered method:
    1) Put in cold water and bring to boil
    2) Put in boiling water
    3) Steam?


    2 for most people, 3 for others.
     
  19. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Oh come on. Alice in Chains nostalgia? Is there even a memorial t-shirt for him?

    20 years ago I was young, buff, and cool...with a full head of hair. Let me have my moment, man.
     
  20. mordecai

    mordecai Well-Known Member

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    20 years ago I was young, buff, and cool...with a full head of hair. Let me have my moment, man.

    Meat Puppets are a band worth mourning. If Curt Kirkwood was dead.
     

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