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Jun 28, 2011 02:19 PM

Canned Lobster - what do you think?

So I love lobster, but hate preparing it live. Is canned lobster a good substitute? Are there any ways of preparing it that really make it shine? I tired a lobster chowder and I was kind of underwhelmed. It was good, but not $15 a can good. Let me know what you think!


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  1. The lobster that comes frozen in the iron-like can isn't bad at all. My only complaint is they never include the tamale & roe.

      1. How sad,

        Find someone in your circle to cook it LIVE for you. You buy, they boil.

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        1. re: Snorkelvik

          I think I will do this! It really is not the same as fresh I was just wondering if there was any good preparation for it.

        2. i didnt know they canned lobster....let me know how it tastes, I kinda share lifesabinge opinion, but am now curious. If its like canned crab--no thanks


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          1. re: ROCKLES

            It's not the same as fresh, that's for sure. The flavour is there, but the texture - not so good, watery and chewy, I would say. Perhaps I will have to have the dh cook them for me, and shell them, so I can have lobster rolls.

          2. A number of supermarkets will steam seafood for you (at no cost) while you shop. You may want to check into that as well.