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Sally Struthers
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:15 AM
I decided I wanted to make a stuffed lobster for dinner so I went and bought one. I read that if you put it into the freezer for like 15 minutes it knocks out the lobster. Well I did and it appeared to be unconscious. Then I whipped out my 10 inch long chef knife and proceeded to split it down the length of the creature. So far so good, until half of the severed body jumped like 6 inches off the cutting board and onto the ground :o

PETA people please ignore :tape:

CondiLicious
Jun 27th, 2006, 01:13 AM
awwww... I could never kill a living creature. Except spiders and flies etc.

But I have no problem somebody else doing it for me.

Lobster = mmmmmmmm!

Diam's
Jun 27th, 2006, 01:23 AM
I decided I wanted to make a stuffed lobster for dinner so I went and bought one. I read that if you put it into the freezer for like 15 minutes it knocks out the lobster. Well I did and it appeared to be unconscious. Then I whipped out my 10 inch long chef knife and proceeded to split it down the length of the creature. So far so good, until half of the severed body jumped like 6 inches off the cutting board and onto the ground :o

PETA people please ignore :tape:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

kosmikgroove
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:05 AM
After you freeze the lobster, you're supposed to COOK the lobster first (so it's dead) and then proceed to open it up ;)

Bacardi
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:38 AM
Sally if the PETA People start screamin, say you were just tryin to Feed the Children ;)

Sally Struthers
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:06 AM
After you freeze the lobster, you're supposed to COOK the lobster first (so it's dead) and then proceed to open it up ;)

oh no... the recipe said that the lobster needed to be killed dispatched this this way. It had pictures :lol:

Kenny
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:09 AM
Freaking hilarious! :) I goodrepped you for the laugh! :lol:

Bacardi
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:13 AM
Sally, Dear, did you get Brad and Angie anything for the lil one? I heard you were on that top secret baby shower list and attended, you know I'm dyin for details darling. :angel:

Sally Struthers
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:15 AM
Sally, Dear, did you get Brad and Angie anything for the lil one? I heard you were on that top secret baby shower list and attended, you know I'm dyin for details darling. :angel:

I got matching flak jackets for Brad, Angie, Maddux, and the new one. I figured it would come in handy as they were removing mines from cambodia during one of their summer vacations. :angel:

Kirt12255
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:05 AM
OMG!!! :eek:

Kirt12255
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:07 AM
:haha: Don't you buy them dead and cooked already? What do you do Sally? take a clay pot to the markets? HAHA!!!! Gave me a laugh thanks ;)

Helen Lawson
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Sal, I think you're supposed to cook it before you split it? Anyway, I just toss them into the pot while still live and conscious. I had a high school teacher who said they're so stupid, they don't even know they're alive, so I wouldn't sweat it.

MinnyGophers
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Sal, I think you're supposed to cook it before you split it? Anyway, I just toss them into the pot while still live and conscious. I had a high school teacher who said they're so stupid, they don't even know they're alive, so I wouldn't sweat it.

I found that when you do that, they start "screaming" and that's really annoying, and also a bit cruel. I'd rather knock them unconscious first, so that at least they preserve their freshness, but they don't suffer (too much).

CondiLicious
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:01 PM
I found that when you do that, they start "screaming" and that's really annoying, and also a bit cruel. I'd rather knock them unconscious first, so that at least they preserve their freshness, but they don't suffer (too much).

I heard that the noise was the air escaping from inside the shell... not the lobster screaming. :o awwwwwww

Sally Struthers
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Sal, I think you're supposed to cook it before you split it? Anyway, I just toss them into the pot while still live and conscious. I had a high school teacher who said they're so stupid, they don't even know they're alive, so I wouldn't sweat it.

Hel, the recipe said to split it down the middle when it was alive :scared: and then to quickly saute the flesh side in the pan before stuffing it. Who am I to argue? :lol:

Anyhow it came out good after the "incident" :lol:

SelesFan70
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:37 PM
Hel, the recipe said to split it down the middle when it was alive :scared: and then to quickly saute the flesh side in the pan before stuffing it. Who am I to argue? :lol:

Anyhow it came out good after the "incident" :lol:

:spit: :eek: :tape:

Helen Lawson
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Hel, the recipe said to split it down the middle when it was alive :scared: and then to quickly saute the flesh side in the pan before stuffing it. Who am I to argue? :lol:

Anyhow it came out good after the "incident" :lol:

There's something in Joy of Cooking that says you put the knife through a slit in their head near the eyes and it kills them instantly without cooking them, maybe try that next time.
I bet it was good when you finished!!

Sally Struthers
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:53 PM
There's something in Joy of Cooking that says you put the knife through a slit in their head near the eyes and it kills them instantly without cooking them, maybe try that next time.
I bet it was good when you finished!!

yes hel, that's precisely what I did. There's like a groove that goes down the middle of the head area. I put the tip of the knife in there... then brought it down and cleaved the head into 2 :tape: Then went down the other way to get the tail. That's when it jumped off the board and almost down my blouse :haha:

CondiLicious
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:55 PM
That's when it jumped off the board and almost down my blouse :haha:

That could have gotten tricky

SJW
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:58 PM
yes hel, that's precisely what I did. There's like a groove that goes down the middle of the head area. I put the tip of the knife in there... then brought it down and cleaved the head into 2 :tape: Then went down the other way to get the tail. That's when it jumped off the board and almost down my blouse :haha:

:spit: Hilarious!
Did you scream? :D

Sally Struthers
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:00 PM
:spit: Hilarious!
Did you scream? :D

one or two explitives might have slipped ;)

Helen Lawson
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:13 PM
yes hel, that's precisely what I did. There's like a groove that goes down the middle of the head area. I put the tip of the knife in there... then brought it down and cleaved the head into 2 :tape: Then went down the other way to get the tail. That's when it jumped off the board and almost down my blouse :haha:

I think you must have had a possessed lobster, hon!

Talula
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:17 PM
Sal, I think you're supposed to cook it before you split it? Anyway, I just toss them into the pot while still live and conscious. I had a high school teacher who said they're so stupid, they don't even know they're alive, so I wouldn't sweat it.

:haha: :haha: :haha: I know some people like that - shame we couldn't apply the same theory!!!

Talula
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:19 PM
I decided I wanted to make a stuffed lobster for dinner so I went and bought one. I read that if you put it into the freezer for like 15 minutes it knocks out the lobster. Well I did and it appeared to be unconscious. Then I whipped out my 10 inch long chef knife and proceeded to split it down the length of the creature. So far so good, until half of the severed body jumped like 6 inches off the cutting board and onto the ground :o

PETA people please ignore :tape:
This is one of hte funniest things I have read for a long time! Now if you lived in London you could order them ready cooked and dressed from Fortnus or Harrods. But I suppose if you have a mean streak the fun of the kill isn't there!

SelesFan70
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:24 PM
http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/jpirie/images/lobster.jpg

So is having lobsters better than having crabs? :lol: :scared:

Helen Lawson
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:26 PM
http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/jpirie/images/lobster.jpg

So is having lobsters better than having crabs? :lol: :scared:

Hon, I don't think Sally's stomach has been that flat since she won the role of Gloria "Little Girl" Stivic!

SelesFan70
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:29 PM
Hon, I don't think Sally's stomach has been that flat since she won the role of Gloria "Little Girl" Stivic!

:tape:

Sally Struthers
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:54 PM
Hon, I don't think Sally's stomach has been that flat since she won the role of Gloria "Little Girl" Stivic!

:tape: