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Old 03-07-2019, 02:59 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Well they are arachnids. Of course they look like spiders.

I prefer the taste of lobster tail, and I really dislike the crab legs sold at buffets. I have a relative who likes these Chinese buffets and I am not a fan. I don't like the texture and they have an under taste.

Eating either out of the shell is like dissecting an arachnid. Because that's what it is.
Crabs are not arachnids, they are decapods (8 vs 10 legs). Same with shrimp and lobster. I'm equal opportunity, but prefer shovel nose lobster and golden crab.
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:22 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Geoduck is my fave, once I got past cleaning it. Crudo prep for the siphon, panko crusted and fried for the belly.

Dungeness, Golden crab and stone crab claws all tied for next, then scallops, then shovel or slipper nose lobster, then Maine or Florida lobster, finally blue crabs because they are so much work.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:22 AM
 
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I think claw meat tends to be tougher. The choicest part of the crab is the "thigh," and I'm a boss when it comes to removing the meat intact!
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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I think claw meat tends to be tougher. The choicest part of the crab is the "thigh," and I'm a boss when it comes to removing the meat intact!

I agree, thighs the best , claws not so much. I use a pair of kitchen shears to cut the shell on the underside where that little white part is all the way length wise and it's easy to pull the shell apart and get the meat out in one big chunk. Dip in in some melted Irish butter (way better than the usual store brands) and enjoy !
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:03 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Lobster first, then scallops, then shrimp. I have never liked crab, but maybe I've never had it prepared properly because I definitely don't get 'sweet' from it.
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:23 AM
 
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Frozen lobster tails are horrible, and I am a lobster lover.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Frozen lobster tails are horrible, and I am a lobster lover.
The ones we get here in mid-Canada are small and tasteless. If you count, you get about 5 bites of meat out of a $5 frozen tail. At $1/per bite, there is no way they are worth it.

If I want lobster for New Years, I will buy a can (in the frozen section) and make it into a seafood casserole along with other seafood. Very yummy and you can at least get "some" lobster taste.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I made 5 lbs of king crab last night for my wife's 60th birthday. Some simple sirloins plus the crab served 6 quite nicely. Steamed the legs, were quite tasty. Bought them from Costco, around $23 a pound.
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:04 PM
 
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I made 5 lbs of king crab last night for my wife's 60th birthday. Some simple sirloins plus the crab served 6 quite nicely. Steamed the legs, were quite tasty. Bought them from Costco, around $23 a pound.
How long do you steam them, and from frozen? I suppose I could Google this!
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:35 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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How long do you steam them, and from frozen? I suppose I could Google this!
Thats ok..... I started by googling. Too many opinions out there. Went with wife's suggestion:

Tall stock pot with a wire colander resting on the bottom. 2 inches of boiling water, cover and steam for 10 minutes or so. Serve immediately. Bought already thawed from Costco.
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