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Lobsters is a crawfish pot



How many 1 lb lobsters do you think would fit in a standard size crawfish pot?






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patnuh
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You can fit a 35# sack of crawfish in there, so I'd guess 30 or so of 1#'ers. No idea though.





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Are you gonna purge them or season the outsides ?





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How many 1 lb lobsters do you think would fit in a standard size crawfish pot?


Why? Please don't try to boil them like crawfish. It just doesn't work.






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Lambdatiger1989
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No not boiling them like crawfish, Just have to cook a shite ton of them in a fairly short period of time. Looking to maximize boils without hurting quality.





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How much is a shite ton?





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No not boiling them like crawfish, Just have to cook a shite ton of them in a fairly short period of time. Looking to maximize boils without hurting quality.

Eh?






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Lambdatiger1989
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Not boiling them in crab boil Just salt water. I need to do 60 of them





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Not boiling them in crab boil Just salt water. I need to do 60 of them
That sounds like a bad idea man.






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I did this for a company party once. Used my crawfish pot. Filled my pot up with about 4-5 inches of water. Placed some rocks in the bottom in the bottom so lobsters would sit above.
I pout about 8 halved lemons in the water along with a can of old bay then steamed them. I think it was about 20-25, 1.5 lb lobsters






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If prob do 5 cooks





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I did this for a company party once. Used my crawfish pot. Filled my pot up with about 4-5 inches of water. Placed some rocks in the bottom in the bottom so lobsters would sit above.
I pout about 8 halved lemons in the water along with a can of old bay then steamed them. I think it was about 20-25, 1.5 lb lobsters
Great Idea






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Don't boil them, period. That's a complete waste.





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I did this for a company party once. Used my crawfish pot. Filled my pot up with about 4-5 inches of water. Placed some rocks in the bottom in the bottom so lobsters would sit above. I pout about 8 halved lemons in the water along with a can of old bay then steamed them. I think it was about 20-25, 1.5 lb lobsters



Put some white vinegar in that water for steaming, and you're money.






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Jimbeaux
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Don't boil them, period. That's a complete waste.


Nope.



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According to the Main Lobster Council....steaming vs. boiling......

Benefits of Steaming
In contrast, steaming is more gentle, yielding slightly more tender meat. It preserves a little more flavor and it’s more forgiving on the timing front. It’s harder to overcook a steamed lobster.

Benefits of Boiling
Boiling and steaming are the methods of choice when you want to serve diners a whole lobster. Boiling is a little quicker and easier to time precisely, and the meat comes out of the shell more readily than when steamed. For recipes that call for fully cooked and picked lobster meat boiling is the best approach...


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The sites which ship live lobsters usually have instructions for boiling and steaming.





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Powerman
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Nope.

Seems like the benefits of steaming outweigh the benefits of boiling

If it's easier to not overcook them and they retain more flavor isn't that what it's all about?






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Gris Gris
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I like them either steamed or boiled with salt water. I don't care for seasoning on the meat. It's delicate and delicious without crab boil or Old Bay for my tastes.

I do like Lobster Newburg and those dishes from time to time, though.






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Jimbeaux
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Seems like the benefits of steaming outweigh the benefits of boiling
Overboiling is not a big worry unless you aren't used to timing your food and keeping track of a boiling pot. I guess the "more flavor" would be important if it was discernible, which it's not. I find the "easier to remove the meat" issue to be more important.

Nevertheless, my comment of "nope" was in response to "boiling is a waste".

Waste of what?
Time?...nope.
Lobster?...nope.
Water?...maybe.






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wickowick
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I cooked a bunch last year, I boiled and grilled. I much preferred the grilled, but others liked the boiled. I would probably try steaming over boiling in the future...















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