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Sep 27, 2012 04:44 AM

Looking for Lobster Advice

My local grocery has lobsters on sale through Sunday for $3.99/lb. We steamed some last night and they were terrific.

I would like to do them again before the sale ends and our family can't agree on steamed vs. lobster rolls, so we want to do both. However, we've already got dinner plans through Saturday night.

Can I buy two dinners' worth of lobster Sunday, steam half of them Sunday and make the other half Monday for lobster rolls? Or better to make them all Sunday, but not make the rolls til Monday? Want to make sure everything stays fresh and delicious.

File this under #firstworldproblems.

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  1. My vote,steam all at once and pick meat.You want it chilled for the lobster rolls anyway.

    less mess and work,all the shells together for lobster stock

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    1. re: lcool

      This is what I'd always do for lobster rolls--make ahead and refrigerate.

    2. Do you mean cook half Sunday night and cook the other half Monday night? I think you'd be better off cooking them all on Sunday night and placing the excess meat in the fridge ready to use on Monday.

      1. If I were doing this I would cook all the lobsters the same day. Eat some one day and save the rest for the rolls. Additionally, I would pick the lobster meat from those being saved to make the rolls, put into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and into the fridge it goes. I'd save those shells to make lobster stock.

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        1. re: Gio

          +1 on all this.

          the cooked lobster will keep overnight just fine. much better than the lobster with its dwindling life force that may not.

        2. Thanks all! That's what I suspected - I've just never tried it so I wanted to be sure. I appreciate the advice!