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Cheap Live Jumbo Lobsters on L.I.

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Refrered by last post on general board as to whether large lobsters were toxic or tough.

Shoprite Supermarket in Woodbury 516 938 0240 and Morton Village 516 938 2250 Has the LIVE JUMBO LOBSTERS on sale July 3,4,5,and 6 only. Circular says 3-6 lb. $5.98/ lb.. This is where i got the 7-9 lb. seamonsters a couple of years ago. Any L.I. hounds that want to test the toughness or toxic theory can have at it at a bargain! They will steam cook for free and if you bring a cooler they will fill with chipped ice for transport to your home or picnic destination. YUM!

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  1. large lobsters are neither toxic nor tough. When cooked right, their meat is as tender as a small one...just that since the chunks of meat are larger, it is easier to get a few fibers in your teeth. As for toxic, the green stuff (tomalley) is reputedly where there may be some contaminants, so don't eat it if you're worried...but all lobsters over 3#s come from Canada- where the water is very clean. Maine caps all lobsters at 3#s. And this price beats the $7.50/# price for 6 #s and up at Brauns the other week!

    1. Thanks for the tip. I started a few days a week in an office in the Morton Village shopping center just last week, and was wondering about that Shoprite. Have heard good things, although it doesn't look that great. Will see what they charge other days, we're going away for the 4th.

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      1. PS: Fairway in Plainview is doing same price. $5.99

        Either way, try to make sure it's a hard shell lobster. I lobster that just molted is 90% water. So you pay all this money and there's a tiny little shriveled claw inside the shell. I usually ask "are these hard shells", but everyone says "yes" even when they're not (or they don't know what I'm talking about). And most places won't let you squeeze a live one. But once, I got one that was very soft and simply handed it back.

        PS: the bigger, older lobsters don't molt as often, so the odds are a 5 pounder will be hard shell.

        1. Fairway in Plainview also advertising $5.99/lb.

          Either way, try to make sure it's a hard shell lobster. A lobster that just molted is 90% water. So you pay all this money and there's a tiny little shriveled claw inside the shell. I usually ask "are these hard shells", but everyone says "yes" even when they're not (or they don't know what I'm talking about). And most places won't let you squeeze a live one. But once, I got one that was very soft and simply handed it back.

          PS: the bigger, older lobsters don't molt as often, so the odds are a 5 pounder will be hard shell.