Pacific Lobsters-where are they??
Trying to locate live Pacific Lobsters....has anyone seen them? We used to be able to get them good and cheap at our local 99 Ranch market but not this year apparently. Saw them at Fish King but whoa! $22/lb! No thanks, I'll keep looking. So the search continues....would love to find a source somewhere near the Pasadena area.
Santa Monica Seafood has them, but bear in mind that their prices are generally quite a bit higher than Fish King.
I get them from the Anjin II at sm farmer's markets. I think $17.00/lb and delicious. She is also at other farmer's markets.
Pretty pricey- but - I ate 5 meals off a 2-1/2 pounder from Quality Seafood in Redondo so at $21+/lb.... I had a Dungeness the day before and the meat yield was not even comparable. The spiny lobster was a great tasty deal. And these guys are so angry and alive they practically flip out of the fishmongers hands.
In Little Saigon in Westminster, (I know, a bit far from Pasadena), go to the
A Dong Supermarket
9221 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA
they usually have very large (4 - 6 lbs) Pacific Spiny Lobsters for less than $10/lb.
Been to a Filipino supermarket yesterday in Carson that has more fresh seafood that any market here in LA or Orange County. It's called Seafood City on Carson and Main Street. Hard to find parking though.