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  • 10-11-2014 4:05pm
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    Me and the GF made lobster thermidor a good while back.
    possibly last christmas.
    We got them in Lidil.
    I couldn't help but feel (not having had lobster before) that they were really small and not much eating in them :D

    So my question is where can I buy some decent sized ones and what should I expect to pay?
    Thanks


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,449 ✭✭✭✭pwurple


    The lidl ones are frozen are they?

    Well, I'm not sure where your local fishmonger is... but in Cork city, the big fish merchants in the english market have a lobster tank. http://www.koconnellfish.com/

    It's a while since I got one, price was around 15 to 20 euro a kilo I'd say.


  • Posts: 7,499 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Yea they were frozen,
    The internet tells me they were only 350g .
    I reckon i could eat a kg of lobster considering then weight of the shell/legs etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,906 ✭✭✭✭CJhaughey


    The Lidl ones are imported Canadian ones which are a world away from fresh Irish ones.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,245 ✭✭✭✭endacl


    CJhaughey wrote: »
    The Lidl ones are imported Canadian ones which are a world away from fresh Irish ones.

    5792 km. So slightly over a fifth of a world away.

    :pac:


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 5,555 ✭✭✭tSubh Dearg


    A good fishmonger usually has a tank of lobsters and they can range in price from €20 - €30 a kilo. I tend to buy one big lobster and split it with my husband as I find the richness of the meat makes it more than enough especially with side dishes.

    I really want to make lobster thermidor again, I loved it so much. I made it one evening for my parents and myself with two lobsters and we practically fought over the distribution of the spare half.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,403 ✭✭✭✭vicwatson


    Aldi have 2 frozen lobster tails for 12.99


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭The Nal


    Out of stock in Aldi/Lidl. Anyone know where theres lobster tails going?



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,363 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Saw some in Tesco. Raw lobster tails frozen.

    Wasnt listed online which shows the full lobster only.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭The Nal


    No tails but got a whole frozen lobster. Lidl have them aswell.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,363 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    They might come back in, I picked some up last weekend. Now that I think about it, they weren't in the normal freezers. There's usually a seafood freezer separate from the other freezers and that's where they were, beside the scallops. In Artane, it's on the far back wall of the shop.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭The Nal


    Ah yeah, I know the freezer. Cheers Ill be there tomorrow and have a look.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭eeepaulo


    Been binge watching hell's kitchen and had a craving for lobster risotto, got one of those whole lobsters a few weeks ago, was a little underwhelmed with the amount and texture but was nice enough. Made stock with the shell and that was fantastic. I would have had the risotto with just peas and the stock.

    Anywhere in cork give me just the shells?



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,363 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Backup plan idea...

    Dublin Bay Prawns (aka langoustines, Norway lobster) are really - despite our name for them - closer to small lobsters than prawns; they are mostly shell, and can be picked up fairly cheaply. ps use the heads when making the stock also.

    This will give you some idea:


    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭eeepaulo


    Good call, the recipe i used for the stock actually says langoustines crab lobster prawn shells.

    Would i get just the shells in the english market?



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭The Nal


    Enjoyed the Tesco lobster. Tasty. Just did a linguine with lemon, fresh chilis, splash of wine and garlic. Really good. Shells frozen for another day.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,363 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Most fishmongers I've seen sell the prawns whole. You'd want to try to find one that is selling peeled DB prawns and then I'm curious myself what they do with the shells... you might get lucky.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 213 ✭✭Max H


    Got to say, i find Lobster over rated and over priced. Crab meat and crab claws much nicer and far cheaper.



  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭Boardnashea


    Nice to see him rattling off two different dishes at the same time. Both of them easy recipes but you need to keep your head screwed on. I'll be both of those (just maybe not at the exact same time!).



  • Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭Boardnashea


    And for lobsters...

    My fish monger - Gannet, in Galway, nearly always has lobster available. Good size and occasional special offers. And he will deliver nationwide.

    No connection, but I am a regular customer.



  • Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭GoogleBot


    How to put lobster to sleep in 1 minute




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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭The Nal


    Defo over priced, in Ireland anyway, but the taste is fantastic imo.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I’d agree that crab is a far tastier meat, but the price of it has gone through the roof recently, especially when you consider the amount of wastage in a crab.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭The Nal


    I find lobster to have a much more subtle flavour. More background. Crab is delicious of course too but a little more fishy.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,363 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Bumping thread as Tesco have frozen lobster range back in stock for the Christmas run in.

    2 raw lobster tails for €18.

    Whole cooked lobster €15.


    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,192 ✭✭✭Oscar_Madison


    Thanks need to start exploring lobster options this winter and get more involved in what’s available



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,363 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Lidl have frozen lobster in thursday 30th november.

    Whole cooked lobster or lobster tails

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,363 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    My local ALDI still has these Whole Cooked Canadian Lobster 400g priced at €6.50

    https://groceries.aldi.ie/en-GB/ALDIIE/p-whole-cooked-canadian-lobster-400g-specially-selected/4088600347912

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭The Nal


    Lobster tails on sale in Tesco. To clear. 9 quid



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