In the end the mini won. Got this from Costco. Looked like it might be a spiny lobster from the straight tail. Not used to these as I usually take off that membrane from the underside of the tail. I had trouble with this as it didn't pull off in 1 nice piece as usual. Maybe I'll just leave it on next time. I usually do remove that and crack the tail to keep it from curling up. In any case this was a killer dinner. Very tasty lobster.
Here's what the little fella was up against.
After the flip.
Ready to come off.
Waiting for the sides. It's a steam bath here today in SW Ohio so I had to have a beer "on deck" while drinking another.
Done and ready to eat.