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Which is better, smaller or bigger lobsters?


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Which is better, smaller or bigger lobsters?

pegasis0066 | May 23, 2013 02:38 PM

Our local (Dayton, OH) gourmet grocery store is having their annual lobsterfest - selling them (assume ~1 1/4 lbs) for $12 each. Not a huge savings but the going rate around here has been $14.99 to $15.99/pound, just there about two months ago when it was only $9.99/lb.

I don't have a lot of experience buying and cooking lobsters outside of often ordering at restaurants. I was recently watching a show about Maine restaurants where the owner of the Crab Shack (think that was the name) said a huge misconception is that those ~1 1/4 lb lobster are better eating than larger lobsters. He said the larger the better - the meat is way better with larger lobsters (assume 2 plus lbs) vs those smaller ones.

Anyone agree, or disagree? I really don't have much experience with larger lobsters.

I do know that price per pound goes up over 2lbs here - assume it's a supply and demand thing, or just a supply thing.

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