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Seafood similar to lobster claw?
September 6, 2006 10:07 PM   Subscribe

What kind of seafood is most similar in texture to the bits of meat all the way at the pointy tip of a lobster's claw?
posted by greatgefilte to Food & Drink (12 answers total)
 
the grainless, somewhat custardy yet firm bits?

raw sea urchin
cooked tomale (lobster liver)
the bits of meat all the way at the pointy tip of crab claws
posted by jamaro at 10:23 PM on September 6, 2006


Cooked correctly, scallops can get take on a similar texture (but nothing really tastes much like lobster except the real thing).
posted by jacobian at 11:15 PM on September 6, 2006


king crab, monkfish
posted by jbickers at 1:57 AM on September 7, 2006


Second monkfish, aka "poor man's lobster"
posted by mikepop at 6:03 AM on September 7, 2006


Surf clam.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 6:50 AM on September 7, 2006


Thirding monkfish, but it must be properly prepared. This recipe worked well for me.
posted by Not in my backyard at 8:23 AM on September 7, 2006


gooseneck barnacles,the tasty bit is in the stalk.
posted by hortense at 9:54 AM on September 7, 2006


Crayfish. Normally you just eat the tails, but there is some claw meat if you are prepared to go digging.
posted by verisimilitude at 12:31 PM on September 7, 2006


My god, that's the very worst part of a lobster.
posted by Napierzaza at 1:29 PM on September 7, 2006


Monkfish for sure.
posted by sindas at 8:04 PM on September 7, 2006


My god, that's the very worst part of a lobster.

Really? I didn't think there was a bad part of a lobster ... unless you count the tamale.
posted by jbickers at 12:05 PM on September 8, 2006


Monkfish is the poor man's lobster? I always thought it was eelpout.
posted by rsandy7420 at 1:13 AM on September 10, 2006


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