INSIDE LAKESIDE
Log In or Register

Check your spam/junk folder for activation e-mail after you register.

Gossips New Years Lobster

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by Trailrunner on Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:05 pm

So, female with eggs. BAD. Looks like they're endangered.

Now I'm confused. Spiney lobster is what we call lobster not langostino? Langostino is river shrimp what we call crawdads?


Trailrunner
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 5790
Join date : 2011-04-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by CanuckBob on Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:18 pm

Langosta is Spanish for lobster. Langostino is "tiny" or "small" lobster so probably crayfish.
avatar
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 14312
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 55
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by Trailrunner on Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:22 pm

That's what I used to think, but crayfish are a totally different animal.

What I remember eating were spiney and about 6" long and had feelers. Mexicans at the beach would throw a handful on the grill, in the shell, and toss them around with garlic and oil and serve them. You had to crack them open. They were unbelievably good and they were called langostinos. Must have been a small variety of lobster, no?

The river shrimp I've been offered to eat were in a bucket and looked like crawdads to me. I can't imagine eating anything that came out of any of these rivers around here.

avatar
Trailrunner
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 5790
Join date : 2011-04-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by Gamina on Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:53 pm

I've seen live Maine lobsters at Red Lobster in Guad.
avatar
Gamina
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 652
Join date : 2011-05-05

Back to top Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by CanuckBob on Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:11 am

Trailrunner wrote:That's what I used to think, but crayfish are a totally different animal.

What I remember eating were spiney and about 6" long and had feelers. Mexicans at the beach would throw a handful on the grill, in the shell, and toss them around with garlic and oil and serve them. You had to crack them open. They were unbelievably good and they were called langostinos. Must have been a small variety of lobster, no?

The river shrimp I've been offered to eat were in a bucket and looked like crawdads to me. I can't imagine eating anything that came out of any of these rivers around here.


I don't believe there are any "true" lobster in the pacific ocean. I think what they call spiny lobster is actually from the prawn/shrimp family. If they are small langosto's then lagostino would be appropriate. I have seen crayfish in rivers while hiking around Manzanillo and I believe there are some to be found around the lake too.
avatar
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 14312
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 55
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by Trailrunner on Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:24 am

I think that's right, Bob! And "true" lobsters must only be in the cold waters of the Atlantic.

Maybe if you're on the Pacific coast of Mexico you can still ask for it at the beach restaurants and puestos and get what I used to eat years ago. You're out at the beach, right? Why don't you try asking for langostino when you go out to eat, maybe you'll get it! You won't be sorry. Ask for al mojo de ajo, ala parrilla.
avatar
Trailrunner
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 5790
Join date : 2011-04-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by CanuckBob on Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:22 am

All the restaurant's here advertise them as langosta. When we first arrived I asked if they had langostino. The waiter looked at me like he didn't understand so I said lobster and he said oh you mean langosta. Anyhow, they are all over the place here when they are available, which isn't everyday.

We bought 7 of them from the local pescadoria for $450 pesos. Muy bueno indeed!!!
avatar
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 14312
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 55
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by Trailrunner on Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:36 am

mmmm Jealous.
avatar
Trailrunner
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 5790
Join date : 2011-04-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by CanuckBob on Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:17 am

Even here they do not sell live in the pescadorias. They freeze them right away since they don't keep that long. I suppose if you want live you would need to wait at the dock for the fisherman to return and buy directly from them.
avatar
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 14312
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 55
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by Trailrunner on Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:48 pm

Yes, or go to your favorite beach or fish restaurant and tell them you want langostas/langostinos for tomorrow night and they will send someone out to trap or spearfish a few. The guys probably all know where the best lobster holes are. Talk about fresh!
avatar
Trailrunner
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 5790
Join date : 2011-04-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Gossips New Years Lobster

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum