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asylumdown
04-24-2013, 09:05 PM
http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/10/the-nasty-bits-how-to-cook-mantis-shrimp.html

I've always wanted to try a mantis shrimp. Now I want to, um, try a mantis shrimp. They sound delicious.

Aquattro
04-24-2013, 09:07 PM
http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/10/the-nasty-bits-how-to-cook-mantis-shrimp.html

I've always wanted to try a mantis shrimp. Now I want to, um, try a mantis shrimp. They sound delicious.

They are! I ate a whole tray of them on the beach, sweet revenge :)

asylumdown
04-24-2013, 09:08 PM
Think you were eating one of the same species that shows up in the trade?

mrhasan
04-24-2013, 09:09 PM
They are! I ate a whole tray of them on the beach, sweet revenge :)

Do they taste like some sort of forbidden lobster?

windcoast reefs
04-24-2013, 09:15 PM
In the south Pacific they eat them just like lobster here!

Aquattro
04-24-2013, 09:20 PM
Think you were eating one of the same species that shows up in the trade?

Hard to tell. They were BBQ'd :) Tasted nothing like shrimp or lobster. Very unique taste.

windcoast reefs
04-24-2013, 09:25 PM
Hard to tell. They were BBQ'd :) Tasted nothing like shrimp or lobster. Very unique taste.

I'll have to try one next time I'm down there!

kien
04-24-2013, 09:25 PM
they taste like Crawfish, which as my son keeps reminding me is actually not a fish at all.

Aquattro
04-24-2013, 09:28 PM
they taste like Crawfish, which as my son keeps reminding me is actually not a fish at all.

Yup, I recall eating one of those once, very similar.

kien
04-24-2013, 09:30 PM
Yup, I recall eating one of those once, very similar.

My son has a blue crawfish in his room and he keeps asking me if he can eat it. :lol:

Rogue951
04-24-2013, 09:37 PM
I had it in Hong Kong when I was younger, I remember seeing them live in tubs at street markets.

Aquattro
04-24-2013, 09:40 PM
I had it in Hong Kong when I was younger, I remember seeing them live in tubs at street markets.

Saw a lot in the markets in Bangkok. Some were huge! I ate them in Cambodia, where they sell them by the tray on the beach. Lime and black pepper seasoning. nom nom.

Bblinks
04-24-2013, 09:58 PM
All this food talk makes mongo hungry! :mrgreen:

asylumdown
04-24-2013, 09:59 PM
Well I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that I get one in as a hitchhiker. I'll raise it up nice and big, then I'll poach it with some butter! My tank will be the world's least efficient aqua-culture set-up.

BlueTang<3
04-24-2013, 10:02 PM
I don't know if tank raised in ur reef would have the best taste, but maybe I just picture eating a fish from a lake in the summer and the mud taste :frown:

Ross
04-24-2013, 11:22 PM
Well I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that I get one in as a hitchhiker. I'll raise it up nice and big, then I'll poach it with some butter! My tank will be the world's least efficient aqua-culture set-up.

Sounds like Homers lobster Pinchy.

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081021220150/simpsons/images/0/00/Pinchy.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsTO57M3KgA)

daniella3d
04-25-2013, 05:01 AM
Might as well eat horses, or cats, or dogs...

Aquattro
04-25-2013, 05:11 AM
Might as well eat horses, or cats, or dogs...

I'm told they're all good. Cats are hard to catch tho :)

Coleus
04-25-2013, 05:30 AM
I preferred them over lobster because i found their meat is little bit sweeter. Also you get more meat out of them than lobster for the same price you pay :-)

monza
04-25-2013, 02:43 PM
I don't like cat, horse and dog taste fine.

Aquattro
04-25-2013, 03:25 PM
I preferred them over lobster because i found their meat is little bit sweeter. Also you get more meat out of them than lobster for the same price you pay :-)

Cats??

kien
04-25-2013, 04:29 PM
Cats??

Considering where he is from I'm pretty sure he means dogs.

kien
04-25-2013, 04:30 PM
Considering where he is from I'm pretty sure he means dogs.

and I know because I'm from the same place :lol:

Rogue951
04-25-2013, 05:05 PM
mmmm beef..... wait what was this thread about again?

Aquattro
04-25-2013, 05:11 PM
.... wait what was this thread about again?

Not beef :)

saltcreep
04-25-2013, 06:20 PM
Yum....another reason to love Thailand.

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz41/wetpets/Thailand/IMG_0717.jpg (http://s812.photobucket.com/user/wetpets/media/Thailand/IMG_0717.jpg.html)

asylumdown
04-25-2013, 06:26 PM
ok that officially looks delicious. Is the meat easy to get out? All the pictures I've seen is them served with their shells still on.

and fwiw, I don't care much for horse meat. I've unwittingly eaten it twice, and found it rather gamey

saltcreep
04-25-2013, 06:35 PM
ok that officially looks delicious. Is the meat easy to get out? All the pictures I've seen is them served with their shells still on.

Very easy to get out. BTW...it was delicious.

daniella3d
04-25-2013, 10:05 PM
just wondering where one would find them for sale in Canada? I go to Kim Phat often and I have seen nothing like that. There are live crabs, lobster, fish but I have never seen any mantis dead or alive?

asylumdown
04-25-2013, 10:38 PM
hehe, all the mantis shrimp that arrive on our shores are sold as pets, there's none left over for the grocery store!

mrhasan
04-25-2013, 11:40 PM
just wondering where one would find them for sale in Canada? I go to Kim Phat often and I have seen nothing like that. There are live crabs, lobster, fish but I have never seen any mantis dead or alive?

Umm....there's one extremely fresh in your tank!

Top-dogg
04-26-2013, 12:00 AM
Man I miss those back in Philippines!!

11purewater
04-26-2013, 01:58 AM
hehe, all the mantis shrimp that arrive on our shores are sold as pets, there's none left over for the grocery store!

Yes they're sold as Carribean lobster!

daniella3d
04-26-2013, 03:22 AM
I paid 89$ for my peacock mantis shrimp...now that would be a really expensive meal!

I guess these things have more value as a pet than as a meal. I am willing to pay that much for my pet but I would never pay that much for one piece of meat.

hehe, all the mantis shrimp that arrive on our shores are sold as pets, there's none left over for the grocery store!