Do you eat lobster or crab

@Debs_place (10525)
United States
December 7, 2008 5:28pm CST
Went to dinner last night with my husband, I ordered crab legs and shrimp, he ordered shrimp and steak. He refuses to even try crab or lobster because they are 'too much work'. I love both of them and the work involved in eating them gives me time to savor the flavor and enjoy my food. So do you avoid eating a food because it is too much work or is the taste worth the work to you? How do crab and lobster rank on your list of foods?
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@Marie5656 (336)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I had a surf and turf yesterday with crab legs. I love them. My husband calls them too much work, as well. But he will eat them if I do the work. Usually for Christmas we will buy a couple lobster tales and a couple steaks and have a nice dinner, since we stay at home that day.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Wow steak and lobster for Christmas..that sounds way better then Turkey! My family is not that far from you (Buffalo) - I may swing by next Christmas - What time is dinner?
@Keola12 (717)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Lobster and crab are both equally my most favorite seafoods. I like going to restaurants that serve crab. I only had lobster once, and that was for a very special occassion, but if given the opportunity to eat it again, I would do so in a heartbeat, because it's so tasty with all that butter sauce. I enjoy crab often when I go any of my local Subway restaurants and have a submarine sandwich with crab meat on it. Just thinking about now just makes my mouth water.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I often get the imitation crab chunks at the grocery store and make my own seafood sandwiches. Even more affordable then subway and I think it is the same thing that they use in their sandwiches. Now that you mention it..I am salivating!
@balasri (26553)
• India
8 Dec 08
I love crab and shrimps.We have a unique way of cooking crab in different styles.Usually my wife make a hot crab gravy.At time she cooks the crab legs,takes out the flesh,She adds many ingredient to the shredded leg meat and fry and make a delicacy.God I am feeling hungry.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
10 Dec 08
It sounds good...have you asked her to make this since you wrote this comment? Do you help her?
@balasri (26553)
• India
10 Dec 08
I am the one who dutifully take out the meat from the claws and legs.I am an expert in it.
@alexlsp (85)
• Singapore
8 Dec 08
I'm a crab lover but only partial with lobster. So eating crab is never too troublesome but eating lobster is. Taste is definitely worth the work for me as long as I love the food. As I'm also newly married and finally having my own kitchen, I have been putting a lot of work to improve my cooking skills so that I can get the taste that I love best. Happy mylotting
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I agree...the taste justify the food as long as you like it. If you are just started cooking and you can afford to cook lobster or crab you are lucky...when you get it right, let us know I am sure we will try and get a taste from you.
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• Singapore
9 Dec 08
Hehehehe... I have been itching to try cooking crab but just don't know how to clean the crab prior to cooking yet. Rest assured that I'll be sharing it here once I found the good and simple way. Crab! Glorious Crab!.... ;)
@RebsHart (76)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I love lobster and crab, but I prefer crab. My boyfriend is allergic to shell fish, cannot even eat in a restaurant that serves it because of cross contamination so I rarely get to eat it anymore (and I live near the beach)... aaagh! Now I am craving crabs... I should have never come into this post.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Dec 08
It sounds like you need a girl's night out. Go ahead and take one and enjoy your crab...everyone deserves a break. If he is severely allergic, you must be careful. I guess that Red Lobster is not on your hit list. Thanks
• United States
8 Dec 08
I love Red Lobster, but he can't even go in and he starts to wheez. You're right, I am going to have to have a girls night out, it has been a while LOL!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I love lobster, crab, shrimp, fish and I am sure there are more seafood that I do love except for oysters. A grocery store we have here makes so very good fresh crab dip. It is so good.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Not a fish lover and you are right - oysters, mussels and octopus are really high on my gross list. crab dip -- that sounds real good with the holidays coming up.
• Malaysia
8 Dec 08
hi guys i thought i was the weired ones, i love seafood, but i dont like the ones in clams ... i dont like squids or octopus either fish, i love simple deep fried fish ... my husbands expensive taste would be "buttered cod fish" tyc, looking at ur avatar i can guess why, my mum used to call me kitten for loving seafood much ...
@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
8 Dec 08
hi I have never eaten lobster or crab in my life. I guess it is tasty but it is not a common food here in my country. You have to go to some special restaurants to eat it. I guess is expensive too. Maybe I will try sometime.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Well, if you get the opportunity give it a try. I usually get my lobster at a place that is so cheap it is incredible, it is really a grocery store with a tent on the side that sells food in the summer. WE can not afford it in good restaurants.
• United States
8 Dec 08
I love crablegs...am not a big fan of lobster because of the taste not because it's too hard.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Wow..you don't like the taste? I think it is delicious as you might have guessed.
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
I love to eat crab and shrimp, but i just can't eat it because of allergy. Even i wanted to eat it. I just don't feel like scratching my whole body because of the crab...
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I am sorry...I would hate to be allergic to it. Does benadryl help?
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
i don't eat anything crustaceans. sometimes fish that are too much work too :D
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
18 Jan 09
No crusties..is that cause of work, taste or personal preference. I don't like fish.
@catmint (628)
• Singapore
8 Dec 08
I am with your husband 100% LOL Crabs and lobsters are just too much work, and I hate looking like a messy eater when dining outside. So I avoid any kind of food that requires me to use my fingers to de-shell. If they come before me all de-shelled, I will not hesitate to order them. I de-shell crabs for shark fin soup every Chinese New Year, I believe I have enough memories to last me a year through. LOL
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
22 Dec 08
It sounds like you have to do it, which definitely takes the enjoyment out of it. I don't blame you.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
Oh yes that's included on my favorites. I really like and love all edible crustaceans that includes shrimps and crabs etc etc...it is true a "time consuming" effort but it doesn't matter as long a I would be in hurry for some other priorities. But, if it will be served an hour before heading for work, ohhh no way just save a little for me..but If I would not be of anything else, better be with me during eating time cause if you're not I will just give my left-over. If i am going to rank it that would be number one and two respectively...yummmmyyyy..cheers
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
22 Dec 08
Yes, you need the time to eat it, I would not consider it otherwise. Crab and lobster are the food of choice when meal time is relaxed.
• India
8 Dec 08
i love both...ma mouth has aredy started watering...crab legs are tooo good..
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
22 Dec 08
So true, I drool just thinking about this
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
Yes, I eat lobster and crabs.. In our hometown, there are so plenty of lobster or crab selling in the market in a very low price.. If we have some occasion at home, my mother usually will cook her specialty foods both sea foods and meat.. And I ate all of them even its so hard to eat it because of hard work.. Sometimes, I asked our nanny to take the shell for me so that I will eat it without any hard work.. My mother or my father usually do it for me.. Well, if going to the restaurant we don't usually but or order lobster or crab because its really hard to eat it and it doest good to look at you eating very hard or having so much hard work.. We usually order or buy food that is easily to eat and don't need to do hard work and besides its more expensive to eat seafoods in the restaurant than just buy it in the market..And since my mother cook delicious food than in the restaurant..
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
22 Dec 08
If it is worth eating...it is worth working for. I don't worry about how it looks, everyone knows crab and lobster are messy.
@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Dec 08
I haven't eaten lobster before, and it seems it is much more expensive than crab. So I will choose to eat lobster. I like seafood:) I love China
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Don't choose your food by the cost, eat only what you like. You will be happier.
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
I like both but they need too much work.. i mean, both are hard to eat.. it takes time and patience.. yay! i prefer eating prawns in chilli sauce and baked mussels!
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Yuck...mussels nasty, prawns good. Lobster and crab are both better. So you are with my husband...too much work.
@becnh83 (806)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
yes i love to eat lobster and crab they are my favorite foods...its so fun to crab especially the legs...hhhhmmmmmm yummy.... happy posting
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Oh yes, it is fun to break the shell just right and get the meat out...I agree it is fun.
@neozero (171)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 08
I love eating both crab and lobster. The effort put into getting the meat is worth all the while. Crab and lobster meat are those on top of my taste list. But i wont say the same about other shell fish like shallops and etc.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I like scallops, but mussels and oysters are just nasty.
@celticeagle (120473)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Dec 08
Too much work? How pathetic is that??!! I love crab and lobster. I don't care how much work it is. It is really quite fun. Like a little adventure. And so good it is well worth it.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I guess if you prefer beef then crab and lobster can seem like too much work, but if you enjoy the succulent taste that you can only find in Lobster and crab then there is no alternative.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Iv never eaten crab or lobster but I hear it taste good but I dont eat it though but Iv seen others eat it and it looks really messy and difcult to eat.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Oh it is messy but it is oh so good. If you get a chance, give it a shot!