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Old 08-26-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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Does lobster need to be grilled or steamed before you smoke it? Ive got a decent tail I wanted to try tonight. Thanks. db
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Does lobster need to be grilled or steamed before you smoke it? Ive got a decent tail I wanted to try tonight. Thanks. db
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Does lobster need to be grilled or steamed before you smoke it?
No.

If the tails are still in their shells, trim the membrane and discard it so the meat is exposed to the smoke. Cooking in the shell is better than cooking the meat bare, it will help preserve moisture AND help keep the meat sweet by preventing over-smoking.

Like all seafood, whether you're hot or cold smoking, it's best to brine lobster before smoking.

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DO NOT SMOKE THE LOBSTER TAIL. Split it down the middle, expose the meat, little evoo, s&p and grill it quick. You want it almost medium rare. Keep natures goodness simple.
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DO NOT SMOKE THE LOBSTER TAIL. Split it down the middle, expose the meat, little evoo, s&p and grill it quick. You want it almost medium rare. Keep natures goodness simple.
Ummm???

What Wolfman sez. More of a GRILL it, not smoke it.

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Brined Smoked lobster ? ... no thanks.
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Oh yeah, right. I forgot shellfish doesn't smoke well. Neither does any sweet seafood. Smoke obscures the flavors of delicate white fishes like halibut, sturgeon and trout. We all know how lousy they smoke. And never cook fish on a live wood fire either. Charcoal only, or it might get too much smoke.

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Oh yeah, right. I forgot shellfish doesn't smoke well. Neither does any sweet seafood. Smoke obscures the flavors of delicate white fishes like halibut, sturgeon and trout. We all know how lousy they smoke. And never cook fish on a live wood fire either. Charcoal only, or it might get too much smoke.

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There's one thing more than I hate more than smoked lobster is the smartass who smokes the lobster. The question was about 'smoking lobster', not the other fish you mentioned in your sarcastic response. Are you any kin to Paddio Daddio or just an asshole?
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After you split it, brush some melted butter on it then grill. It will add some nice flavor and almost falls out of the shell when you eat it.
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Agreed.
It's one of the easiest things to screw up by overcooking.
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