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Grocery store that steam seafood in PHX/Scottsdale area?

jken2000 Feb 2, 2008 08:27 PM

Does any of the grocery stores in the PHX/Scottsdale area steam their seafood? I''m from the east coast where every grocery store has a steamer. I can just pick out a lobster and they will steam it for me. I don't want to assume that it's the same here.


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  1. tastyjon RE: jken2000 Feb 2, 2008 11:51 PM

    I think it's pretty rare to find here... most stores don't have a good selection of ready-to-cook product to begin with, most likely a reflection of our location and habits.

    The Super L Ranch (Asian) market in the Chinese Cultural Center will cook up seafood - but can't recall if they steam it or fry it - or offer both options.

    Lee Lee's in Chandler is somewhat similar in their seafood offerings (including a variety of live fare in tanks), but again I've never asked to have it cooked up there and can't recall what they offer. Same for the Ranch Markets (Mexican themed).

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      zebcook RE: jken2000 Feb 3, 2008 06:21 AM

      I'm fairly certain Whole Foods will steam for you.

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        ciaogal RE: zebcook Feb 3, 2008 11:22 AM

        Both Albertsons and Fry's Signature stores will steam for you! I too am an East Coast transplant and sometimes I must get my fix of Maine Lobster....I just call ahead and tell them what I want and when I will be there it is always piping hot right out of the steamer!

        They will do crab legs, fish anything you want.......

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          jken2000 RE: ciaogal Feb 4, 2008 07:17 PM

          Thank you went to Albertson's today and got some Jumbo King Crab legs. I'm going to go back later this week for a lobster.

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