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Feb 26, 2014 06:32 PM

Broiled Lobster in Bergen

Looking for a place that prepares whole lobster (NOT lobster tail) broiled. Most places only do steamed, broiling a lobster requires some cooking skills, it is a 3 step tricky process.

I know Meson Madrid does them, but are there any other places that do broiled lobster?

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  1. I would like to hear what your 3 step process is. Personally I like a lobster that is boiled then broiled. Just broiling a lobster tends to render much of the meat, specifically the knuckle and claws meat seems to shrink to the point you barely get much of the meat. Claw meat is always the tastiest and whenever I broil the small claw meat get's ruined to me.

    Sorry I don't have a suggestion for you, but I would like to hear your process. Thanks.

    1. I didn't want to start an argument about broiled vs steamed--

      In the meantime, I would love recs on where to get this dish, well prepared, in Bergen or N Jersey. Thanks!

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      1. re: lemarais

        No argument what so ever.....your article is pretty much exactly what I was talking about. I don't baste the lobster once I put it in.....maybe I will next time. One thing for sure I don't like he look of that tail in the link you provided, it looks like it's stuffed or something that doesn't look like a normal tail.

        Good luck on your search!

        1. re: jrvedivici

          apparently, I can't count to three....and throwing out the coral & tomalley, I don't think so.

          1. re: fourunder

            lol.......personally I enjoy a limited amount of coral and tomalley...but I do get sick of it. As you know when serving to the public it's a good 50/50 split on who wants that left in and who want's it left out. You are always going to get people who are grossed out by it or upset it's not in the belly when served.

            1. re: jrvedivici

              I never knew killing was a step or required to broil...or even basting with butter. I've been in many kitchens that cooked lobsters....just split and par tricks.

      2. Let me rephrase this thread question-- (as it got hijacked)

        Where can one get broiled lobster in Bergen and/or North Jersey?

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        1. re: lemarais

          Fair Lawn River Palm Terrace has it on the menu. Didn't check the other two locations.

        2. Oceanos has grilled lobster, I don't know if that qualifies.

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          1. re: Sdenred

            No, because it is Lobster Tail. I was looking for a whole lobster.