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#1 HABIT

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:31 AM

a lobster tail and a crayfish tail?

Watching Kitchen Nightmares Ramses said the lobster tail he was served was actually a crayfish tail, but it looked like a lobster tail. How do you tell the difference?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:44 AM

Crayfish are small fresh water lobsters of sorts. Generally it takes a shit ton of them to make part of a meal....think of larger shrimp.

If someone is confusing crayfish with lobster there are doctors that can sell them pieces of glass that will improve their vision.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:32 AM

there are many different types of lobster...and crawfish get VERY large in some areas. but the substitution can never really be made because salt water dwelling lobsters taste NOTHING like fresh water mudbugs

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Yea I've seen small crayfish at fests and stuff, but Ramses was talking about how crayfish have a spiny tail and that its a cheaper version of lobster, because like above some crayfish grow rather large. but I couldn't find a picture of a large crayfish cooked, next to a cooked lobster tail to tell the difference, he seemed pretty adamant about it and the owners didn't deny it, it was an Italian restaurant in S. Philly.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

ROCK LOBSTA





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Spiny lobsters, also known as langouste or rock lobsters, are a family (Palinuridae) of about 60 species of achelate crustaceans, in the Decapoda Reptantia. Spiny lobsters are also, especially in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, sometimes called crayfish, sea crayfish or crawfish, terms which elsewhere are reserved for freshwater crayfish.[1]

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:45 PM

Thanks..So if its considered a crawfish, then wouldn't it be a "cheaper" lobster.. fuckin Red lobster charges $40 bucks for a "rock lobster" and $20 bucks for a Maine lobster...

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:03 PM

could be it had to be imported from down under or the tropics, vs off the New england seacoast.

would need the specifics, 8oz lb frozen rock lobster tail vs 1.25lb real lobster, soft shell vs 1.25lb lobster hard shell.

or it could just be it was at a Red Lobster, like going to Sizzler / Outback for a steak.