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Jan 28, 2013 11:28 AM

Canned frozen lobster: worth eating?

On sale right now at my local grocer: cans of frozen lobster for $15, regularly priced at $25. I assume it won't be as good as fresh but I wonder if it is good enough to even bother with. There is a recipe in Laura Calder's "Dinner chez moi" that calls for canned lobster; I think she is a maritimer and therefore should know from if it's good enough for her I'm thinking it will be good enough for me. Any thoughts?

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  1. Canned works well in most cooked dishes like casseroles, mac&cheese, fradiavlo.

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    1. re: cstr

      No so good for lobster rolls then? Who cares, actually... Mac & cheese is a fantastic idea! Thanks

      1. re: cstr

        agree but, not for a lobster roll, gota have fresh for those beauties!

      2. Canned frozen lobster? Yikes.

        I think canned shellfish of almost all types is not worth eating. Sorry.

        And definitely not in a lobster roll.

        1. I've never heard of canned frozen lobster meat. One thing I always say is, bad pizza is better than no pizza... Not sure if this applies to lobster though. With the $10 off sale though I would pick it up. Great idea too about the lobster Mac.

          One thing I've been wanting to try similar to this would be Phillip's canned crab. Probably a similar scenario. Best when cooked into something as opposed to star of the show.


          1. canned and frozen? never heard of it... might be worth it for lobster cakes

            1. We bought a can at Costco and added it to a paella. Worked great.