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$5.00 Maine lobster tails at Whole Foods today only

bakerboyz Aug 21, 2013 10:09 AM

I don't know if this is a good deal as I always buy whole lobsters but when I was at Whole Foods today they had a 1 day sale of two Maine lobster tails, previously frozen and raw, for $10.00. They normally sell for $10 each. Just thought I would pass it along.

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    hargau Aug 21, 2013 10:17 AM

    doesnt seem like a good deal to me.. you can buy a 1.25 pound entire live lobster at MB for $5 and they will even cook it for you. Unless of course the tales at Whole Foods came off giant lobster which i doubt if they are frozen maine tails.

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    1. re: hargau
      Niblet Aug 21, 2013 12:53 PM

      And the tales from a giant lobster are the life of the party....

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        Spike Aug 22, 2013 11:44 AM


        I was debating whether it was worth it as well...and how to cook them?
        If anyone got these, how big were they?

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          bakerboyz Aug 22, 2013 12:02 PM

          I bought 4 and threw them back in the freezer for a later use. They were each about 1/4 lb. From what I can tell, once thawed they can be cooked like any other raw lobster, steamed, boiled, baked stuffed or grilled. The person at the fish counter thought that grilling them would be the best way. I believe that you would need to split them down the middle and cook meat side down first.

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            galleygirl Aug 22, 2013 12:45 PM

            The lobster tails are from Craigster,

            Their website has lots of ways to serve them. I have to admit, I ate one, with butter and spices on it, and I enjoyed it immensely...

            1. re: bakerboyz
              bear Aug 22, 2013 01:03 PM

              Wish I had picked up a few! The convenience factor can't be counted out, and I bet they'll be a delicious easy meal.

      2. CapeCodGuy Aug 21, 2013 11:14 AM

        Very strange. It is my understanding that the sale of frozen Maine or Canadian lobster tails in Massachusetts is illegal. That's the very reason why I've never seen anything but warm water or Australian tails in any local market.

        edit: just checked and apparently the law was changed just last month. For those interested: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/...

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        1. re: CapeCodGuy
          devilham Aug 21, 2013 12:31 PM

          I noticed that my local WF was selling tales recently and noted how I hadn't seen that before, and now I know why! I wonder what the logic was behind the law in the first place?

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          CambridgeFoodie Aug 21, 2013 12:54 PM

          Which WF location was this at? Thank you!

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            devilham Aug 21, 2013 12:57 PM

            Dedham had them in the freestanding open freezer that they sell the cod, salmon and tilapia filets out of, in front of the fish counter

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              bakerboyz Aug 21, 2013 01:35 PM


            2. eLizard Aug 22, 2013 06:28 AM

              aren't lobsters like $3.99 a lb at MB?

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                CapeCodGuy Aug 22, 2013 12:42 PM

                Right you are. But then, for your $5, in addition to the yummy tail, you end up with those stinky claws and knuckles.

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                  ac106 Aug 22, 2013 01:01 PM

                  For $5 I could get 1.25 gallons of gas and its ALL GAS! No waste!

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                    galleygirl Aug 22, 2013 01:03 PM

                    But it's not very tasty, even with butter....

                  2. re: CapeCodGuy
                    hargau Aug 22, 2013 01:11 PM

                    how much bologna is that?

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