Best place to get 10+ lbs lobster meat?
I need lobster meat for lobster rolls. Thinking Hunts Point Fish Market - wondered if anyone had a fave vendor. Do I need to order in advance? Are current prices posted somewhere? thanks.
Any vendor is good for "just meat". Prices are never posted. You have to ask. Go to Hunt's Point at about 7-8AM, late for the good stuff, and tell the purveyors you want lobster remnants, the dead and broken pieces. You'll get a good price. Cook when and clean right away you get back to your kitchen. It will keep a while once it's cooked. Bring cash.
I'm not sure how much they get to park at the market nowadays, but here's a list of vendors you might want to seek out. For lobster meat it's ... Beyer, Blue Ribbon, and Crown.
Look --> http://www.newfultonfishmarket.com/fi...
I like John's idea of seeking out the culls and such too. Take your time and do a little browsing.
Most of the lobster meat that goes into lobster rolls is frozen claws and knuckles from Maine and Canada. This is not a bad thing.
Hunts Point should have it if you want qhick and easy.
Otherwise, the cull suggestion works for me. I like some tali meat in my homemade lobster rolls.
A local fish market can probably get you some of the frozen stuff if you special order.