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Metro/Provigo Quebec: Live Lobster $6.99-$7.77 lb

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Metro/Provigo Quebec: Live Lobster $6.99-$7.77 lb

Metro Quebec has live lobster for $6.99 lb while Provigo has it for $7.77 lb this week. See the front page of this weeks flyer. Store I went to this morning (Provigo Plateau Gatineau) has a limit of 6 lobsters per person.
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So I have a question? can I kill the lobster in store, and I cook it like 15 minutes later (basically boiling it!) apparently knife in the head or electric shock is nicer than boiling....
Is just boiling good enough - to enjoy the lobster?
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NoCountry4RFDer wrote: Do Ottawa stores (superstore et al) PM Gatineau ones?
Yes they do but only Max of Two Lobsters
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oj777 wrote: Provigo (grocery store in Quebec) has live lobster for $7.77 lb this week. See the front page of this weeks flyer. Store I went to this morning (Plateau Gatineau) has a limit of 6 lobsters per person.
they had at this price since last week, but no stock in several stores.

also, metro has a lower price at 6.99, but OOS too.
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thesubmitter wrote: So I have a question? can I kill the lobster in store, and I cook it like 15 minutes later (basically boiling it!) apparently knife in the head or electric shock is nicer than boiling....
Is just boiling good enough - to enjoy the lobster?
I've killed the lobster with the knife to the head and drop it right away in boiling salted water for about 2-5 mins, then removed the meat Gordon Ramsay style (with the leg meat rolling out), vaccum sealed with butter and spices and dipped in sous vide Anova. Damn was it tasty.
I guess having it killed and cooking it within 15 mins seems reasonable
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Except for when it twitches and thrashes in the boiling water :(
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thesubmitter wrote: So I have a question? can I kill the lobster in store, and I cook it like 15 minutes later (basically boiling it!) apparently knife in the head or electric shock is nicer than boiling....
Is just boiling good enough - to enjoy the lobster?
Steaming is better than boiling.
Boiling dilute flavour.
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Funny you bring this up. Not that it’s funny so to speak.
What I heard is that you are meant to put them in regular temperature and slowly heat it up and apparently it’s more humane? They calmly fall asleep? I have never tried this cause it seems incorrect. In fact I don’t think I have actually cooked an alive lobster. If I did I would slice the head first no matter what.

Thoughts? Any chefs or marine biologists here? Animal rights’ activists?

What’s the best way? Oh yea and if I was in Quebec I would buy like 10lbs and feast. ;) Sorry animal rights people.
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Looks like Nations Fresh Foods had it for $7.99/lb as well. (Ontario)

I bought them there once. Missing claw and filthy water.
Not very appealing even they sell for cheap.
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DealzToronto wrote: Funny you bring this up. Not that it’s funny so to speak.
What I heard is that you are meant to put them in regular temperature and slowly heat it up and apparently it’s more humane? They calmly fall asleep? I have never tried this cause it seems incorrect. In fact I don’t think I have actually cooked an alive lobster. If I did I would slice the head first no matter what.

Thoughts? Any chefs or marine biologists here? Animal rights’ activists?

What’s the best way? Oh yea and if I was in Quebec I would buy like 10lbs and feast. ;) Sorry animal rights people.
You seem to be a decent creature. /s
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Yragorn wrote: I've killed the lobster with the knife to the head and drop it right away in boiling salted water for about 2-5 mins, then removed the meat Gordon Ramsay style (with the leg meat rolling out), vaccum sealed with butter and spices and dipped in sous vide Anova. Damn was it tasty.
I guess having it killed and cooking it within 15 mins seems reasonable
I’m a big sv fan boy but lobster cooks like in 10min in all conventional ways
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DealzToronto wrote: Funny you bring this up. Not that it’s funny so to speak.
What I heard is that you are meant to put them in regular temperature and slowly heat it up and apparently it’s more humane? They calmly fall asleep? I have never tried this cause it seems incorrect. In fact I don’t think I have actually cooked an alive lobster. If I did I would slice the head first no matter what.

Thoughts? Any chefs or marine biologists here? Animal rights’ activists?

What’s the best way? Oh yea and if I was in Quebec I would buy like 10lbs and feast. ;) Sorry animal rights people.
Most Animal rights activists would ask you if you'd like to be boiled alive.
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in GTA, Nations Fresh Foods in Vaughan is advertising $7.99LB for 1-2 pound sizes
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If being humane is the goal, put the lobster in the lower shelf of the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for about 5 minutes. This essentially makes them a little sluggish or “sleepy”. Then it’s either a quick knife through the top of the head, below the eyes, or put it into a pot of already boiling water head first.

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HDawg wrote: If being humane is the goal, put the lobster in the lower shelf of the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for about 5 minutes. This essentially makes them a little sluggish or “sleepy”. Then it’s either a quick knife through the top of the head, below the eyes, or put it into a pot of already boiling water head first.
I've heard of this way. I am hoping grocer will just stab it for me. I don't want to miss and cause potential unnecessary harm.
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Has anyone got any luck with anywhere in Ottawa ? Called all RCSS stores and they are OOS
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Dealscavenger613 wrote: Has anyone got any luck with anywhere in Ottawa ? Called all RCSS stores and they are OOS
Called RCSS yesterday evening and they told me they just received a shipment but the seafood department is closed right now. Waiting for them to open and go check them out.

Edit, I see te post is from today, thought it was from yesterday, that's not good, was looking forward to get some

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