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  • Post #31 - May 22nd, 2009, 9:13 pm
    Post #31 - May 22nd, 2009, 9:13 pm Post #31 - May 22nd, 2009, 9:13 pm
    DeathByOrca wrote:
    Cathy2 wrote:They survived the abuse.


    I can only assume you're referring to the box graters. :lol:

    Oh, I'm pretty good with the unintentional set-up. The box graters survived, the lobsters are mere memories. :D

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #32 - May 29th, 2009, 12:23 pm
    Post #32 - May 29th, 2009, 12:23 pm Post #32 - May 29th, 2009, 12:23 pm
    I just picked up 3 of these last week for my son's birthday dinner and the sale started up again for this week. Claims to be wild, USA lobsters.

    Delish!
  • Post #33 - September 24th, 2009, 6:03 pm
    Post #33 - September 24th, 2009, 6:03 pm Post #33 - September 24th, 2009, 6:03 pm
    It's supposedly dropped to about $2.50 a pound wholesale from everything I read, now that it's high season and plentiful. So why are whole lobsters still $15-20 per pound at the market? ($19 a pound at Supreme.) At that price we'll just go to Davis Street Fishmarket or elsewhere and have someone serve it to us with side dishes for the same price. Has anyone found it more like $10 a pound?
    >>Brent
    "Yankee bean soup, cole slaw and tuna surprise."
  • Post #34 - September 24th, 2009, 7:09 pm
    Post #34 - September 24th, 2009, 7:09 pm Post #34 - September 24th, 2009, 7:09 pm
    I saw live lobster for $5.99/lb. a couple weeks ago at H Mart. I've been thinking hard about picking up a couple but I've been too busy to get over there to see if the price is still good.
    I used to think the brain was the most important part of the body. Then I realized who was telling me that.
  • Post #35 - September 24th, 2009, 9:20 pm
    Post #35 - September 24th, 2009, 9:20 pm Post #35 - September 24th, 2009, 9:20 pm
    Apparently Sunset Foods hasn't gotten the memo on lobster. Frozen Brazilian lobster tails $19.98/lb today; frozen Australian lobster tails $49.98/lb.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #36 - September 25th, 2009, 4:11 pm
    Post #36 - September 25th, 2009, 4:11 pm Post #36 - September 25th, 2009, 4:11 pm
    The lobsters that H-Mart in Niles has had lately are the sorriest lobsters i have seen in quite a while. They droop when taken out of the tank and look very close to expiring.
    I won't purchase a lobster unless it arches its back or flaps it tail vigorously when taken out of the tank.-Dick
  • Post #37 - September 25th, 2009, 9:49 pm
    Post #37 - September 25th, 2009, 9:49 pm Post #37 - September 25th, 2009, 9:49 pm
    Great tip BR !!! Thanks!
  • Post #38 - September 27th, 2009, 1:40 pm
    Post #38 - September 27th, 2009, 1:40 pm Post #38 - September 27th, 2009, 1:40 pm
    Well, without seeing your post BR, we did go to H-Mart and buy four 1 1/2 lb. lobsters for dinner last night. Asked at the counter for four females, and they obliged (I could care less but my wife and her friend both love the roe.) Price was 6.99/lb., and we were very pleased with the quality. So from our perspective, four claws up.
    >>Brent
    "Yankee bean soup, cole slaw and tuna surprise."
  • Post #39 - February 6th, 2012, 8:01 pm
    Post #39 - February 6th, 2012, 8:01 pm Post #39 - February 6th, 2012, 8:01 pm
    Just a bump to note that H Mart in Niles has live lobster for $6.98/Lb through Thursday.
  • Post #40 - February 7th, 2012, 8:07 am
    Post #40 - February 7th, 2012, 8:07 am Post #40 - February 7th, 2012, 8:07 am
    zoid wrote:Just a bump to note that H Mart in Niles has live lobster for $6.98/Lb through Thursday.


    The price actually went up from a week ago. They were selling lobster for 5.98/Lb for a couple weeks prior.
  • Post #41 - February 7th, 2012, 9:20 am
    Post #41 - February 7th, 2012, 9:20 am Post #41 - February 7th, 2012, 9:20 am
    The price will go higher as Valentines Day approaches. Celebrate early!~ :wink:
    What disease did cured ham actually have?
  • Post #42 - February 7th, 2012, 9:31 am
    Post #42 - February 7th, 2012, 9:31 am Post #42 - February 7th, 2012, 9:31 am
    Recent H Mart lobster experience since 9/25/2009.
    In general the lobsters have been of good to very good quality.
    The admonishment still applies to assure that when your lobster is removed from the tank that its back arches at a minimum and better if it vigorously flaps its tail.
    The staff will pick out any lobster they first can grab and it may be dead or on the way to dead. I have had to stand there and refuse dead ones and they are then put aside. They freeze them and try to sell them.
    They have been having an unusual amount of just molted lobsters with very soft shells and smaller meat. I would assume that their source can easily separate the just molted from the hard shell and the just molted sells cheaper? At $5.99/# its livable but at $6.99 as last weekend, you should expect a better lobster. I picked up three last Saturday and they were very good, but still a somewhat soft shell.
    The lobsters at China Market are invariably hard shell and very good. I picked up at 4+# a few weeks ago that was superb. About $40, it easily fed three people for two meals.
    I would rather have one large hard shell than 3-4 smaller soft shell lobsters.-Dick
  • Post #43 - February 7th, 2012, 9:36 am
    Post #43 - February 7th, 2012, 9:36 am Post #43 - February 7th, 2012, 9:36 am
    budrichard wrote:I would rather have one large hard shell than 3-4 smaller soft shell lobsters.-Dick


    The good people of Maine would disagree with you.

    stevez wrote:The way the Mainers look at it, if one isn’t enough for you, simply get another one…or two. For $28.00 you could get the same meal as above with 2 lobsters (“Hey, you look hungry. Better double up on that order.”) or 3 of them for $33.00.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
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  • Post #44 - February 7th, 2012, 1:47 pm
    Post #44 - February 7th, 2012, 1:47 pm Post #44 - February 7th, 2012, 1:47 pm
    I was born in Boston. I spent summers in Maine growing up.
    I've eaten more lobsters than I can estimate or recall.
    There has always been a need to sell the 'chicken' lobsters. They are sold to the tourists.
    End of story.-Dick
  • Post #45 - February 7th, 2012, 6:25 pm
    Post #45 - February 7th, 2012, 6:25 pm Post #45 - February 7th, 2012, 6:25 pm
    budrichard wrote:I was born in Boston. I spent summers in Maine growing up.
    I've eaten more lobsters than I can estimate or recall.
    There has always been a need to sell the 'chicken' lobsters. They are sold to the tourists.
    End of story.-Dick

    When you had company, did you serve lobster or chicken?

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #46 - February 8th, 2012, 6:50 am
    Post #46 - February 8th, 2012, 6:50 am Post #46 - February 8th, 2012, 6:50 am
    My mother could not cook.
    Nothing is easier than boiling a lobster.
    We ate a of of lobster.-Dick
  • Post #47 - February 8th, 2012, 7:56 am
    Post #47 - February 8th, 2012, 7:56 am Post #47 - February 8th, 2012, 7:56 am
    budrichard wrote:My mother could not cook.
    Nothing is easier than boiling a lobster.
    We ate a of of lobster.-Dick


    Worst haiku ever! ;)
    When I grow up, I'm going to Bovine University!
  • Post #48 - February 8th, 2012, 12:46 pm
    Post #48 - February 8th, 2012, 12:46 pm Post #48 - February 8th, 2012, 12:46 pm
    Fujisan wrote:
    budrichard wrote:My mother could not cook.
    Nothing is easier than boiling a lobster.
    We ate a of of lobster.-Dick


    Worst haiku ever! ;)


    My mother may have the worst cook ever!-Dick
  • Post #49 - February 28th, 2012, 2:32 pm
    Post #49 - February 28th, 2012, 2:32 pm Post #49 - February 28th, 2012, 2:32 pm
    FWIW I was at H Mart in Niles over the weekend and the lobsters were very frisky. As my cart was full I didn't grab any but I plan to this coming weekend if they're still as rambunctious as they were Saturday.
  • Post #50 - February 29th, 2012, 8:27 am
    Post #50 - February 29th, 2012, 8:27 am Post #50 - February 29th, 2012, 8:27 am
    I have been purchasing my small lobsters from H Mart in Niles for a couple of years now. They have been very good lately but during this summer they were 'spotty' and you had to assure of getting lively ones. -Dick
  • Post #51 - June 22nd, 2012, 3:40 pm
    Post #51 - June 22nd, 2012, 3:40 pm Post #51 - June 22nd, 2012, 3:40 pm
    The Fish Guy is selling lobsters for $9.50/lb right now, per his email newsletter.

    The Fish Guy
    4423 N Elston Ave
    Chicago
    773-283-7400
    www. Fishguy . com
  • Post #52 - June 22nd, 2012, 10:11 pm
    Post #52 - June 22nd, 2012, 10:11 pm Post #52 - June 22nd, 2012, 10:11 pm
    We got lobsters at H-Mart a week or so ago for $5.88/lb. Sadly, a trip today confirmed prices have risen. They're now $5.99.lb.
  • Post #53 - January 29th, 2015, 12:44 am
    Post #53 - January 29th, 2015, 12:44 am Post #53 - January 29th, 2015, 12:44 am
    Hi- Somebody on one of the couponing blogs that I visit posted a few hours ago that Jerry's has frozen lobster for $3.99 a pound, and she wanted to know if that was a good deal. I told her that she would be much better off spending a few extra dollars, and getting some live lobsters at hmart or Fresh Fields. Has anybody here ever purchased any seafood at Jerry's? How about frozen lobster? Is frozen lobster anywhere near as good as live lobster? Thanks, Nancy
  • Post #54 - January 29th, 2015, 7:17 am
    Post #54 - January 29th, 2015, 7:17 am Post #54 - January 29th, 2015, 7:17 am
    Usually when you see Maine Lobster (Homarus americanus) for sale frozen, it's because it has died.
    In Maine when I Was growing up and indeed in all of New England, no one sold frozen Maine Lobster as the innards start to decompose very quickly after one dies.
    From time to time over the decades I have seen various commercial attempts to market frozen Maine Lobster of which I am sure none have been successful.
    The frozen Lobster tails you usually see for sale are almost always Spiny Lobster, a species without claws.
    Quality varies from good to awful. Decades ago you could find some good ones in the Midwest, not anymore.
    To enjoy a quality Lobster, take the time to go to H-Mart, purchase live out of the large tanks they have, bring home and cook that day. Price right now has been holding steady at $8.99/#, size is about 1#.
    Once in a while they get a shipment of1.5 to 3.5# Lobsters and that is the time to splurge.
    So the question is what is Jerry selling frozen, Maine or Spiny lobster tail?
    I have also seen small spiny lobster tails from who knows where an of what quality sold over the decades. None of which we purchase.-Dick
  • Post #55 - January 29th, 2015, 12:39 pm
    Post #55 - January 29th, 2015, 12:39 pm Post #55 - January 29th, 2015, 12:39 pm
    Hi- I just went to Jerry's website, and they are selling whole raw lobster (frozen) for $3.99 a pound. Here is a link to the ad. http://www.jerrysfruitandgarden.com/no- ... his-moment

    I agree that she should go to hmart instead, but people that have not had good lobster, probably don't realize that there is much better lobster to be had. Thanks, Nancy
  • Post #56 - January 29th, 2015, 3:54 pm
    Post #56 - January 29th, 2015, 3:54 pm Post #56 - January 29th, 2015, 3:54 pm
    NFriday wrote:Hi- I just went to Jerry's website, and they are selling whole raw lobster (frozen) for $3.99 a pound. Here is a link to the ad. http://www.jerrysfruitandgarden.com/no- ... his-moment

    I agree that she should go to hmart instead, but people that have not had good lobster, probably don't realize that there is much better lobster to be had. Thanks, Nancy

    Hi,

    If anyone entertains the idea of buying a frozen lobster, it needs to be thoroughly defrosted before cooking. There is some discussion on this lobster cooking thread. I outlined my experience with frozen lobster in comment 12.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #57 - June 15th, 2015, 6:18 am
    Post #57 - June 15th, 2015, 6:18 am Post #57 - June 15th, 2015, 6:18 am
    H-Mart, Niles.
    Canadian live Lobster, about 1.25# @ $5.98/#.
    Excellent hardshell briney tasting lobsters.
    Got some small Canadian lobsters(about 1#) over Memorial Day weekend at Sendik's in Mequon Wisconsin on the way back from Road America. Absolutely tasteless and the were alive.
    H-Mart does a very nice job on obtaining quality lobsters and keeping them in tanks.
    Excellent Quahogs and Cherrystones along with live bagged mussels.
    Prepared Thai fish soup with fresh limes leaves, Halibut, Red Langoustines(Fresh Farms), mussel, and cherrystones. Red Boat fish sauce, serrano's, bean sprouts and Thai Basil.
    Lobsters were steamed of course and dipped in butter&Lemon.
    My crustacean nd mollusk crave is satisfied, for now!-Dick
  • Post #58 - June 15th, 2015, 7:52 am
    Post #58 - June 15th, 2015, 7:52 am Post #58 - June 15th, 2015, 7:52 am
    Was just back in Boston and the family cottage in York Beach, Maine, and I have a feeling that lobsters will be expensive this year. None of the local suspects are doing much advertising yet, although that could change--it was before Memorial Day and that's when the summer onslaught starts.

    Reading upthread about the chicken or 'chix' lobsters--as we call them--when I have been up Maine for a week or so, on a rainy non-beach day I'd run down to Bedrock Lobster Pound on Rte. #1 and make a deal on a dozen or so freshly cooked & chilled chix lobsters, all small, around a pound. Maybe cost me around 25 bucks. I'd take them back to the cottage, sit out on a picnic bench in the shade with a couple cold beers & some tunes, and proceed to crack the shells & get the meat out of the claws, tails & bodies--some for lobster rolls, some for bisque, and some with shells for a spaghetti gravy. Had to do it outside in your bathing suit because stuff would be flying everywhere--very messy.

    Yes, we'd get lobstered-out by the end of our stay, but within a week we'd be craving it again!
  • Post #59 - June 16th, 2015, 4:21 am
    Post #59 - June 16th, 2015, 4:21 am Post #59 - June 16th, 2015, 4:21 am
    Used to stay in Wells and get lobsters at a little shack, pick out your lobsters, into a mesh sack, into steamer, take home and eat on the beach. I remember 69cents/#!
    But that was in Maine and little help to Flatlanders.
    The lobsters I just bought were Canadian and one had a little tag attached to the rubber claw band signifying origin.
    I do not believe that Canada has a restriction on size as does Maine? But these were about 1&1/4# and I think chicken lobsters are about 3/4#.-Richard
  • Post #60 - November 16th, 2017, 4:47 am
    Post #60 - November 16th, 2017, 4:47 am Post #60 - November 16th, 2017, 4:47 am
    Any updates on buying whole live lobsters in Chicago? Is H-mart still the best bang for the buck? Thanks.

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