The Incredible Edible Lobster
Ever wonder what lobsters eat, or why they're red? Think about the proper way to cook them and what that green stuff is? Here's some interesting factual statements about well known summer meal.
We want to eat them, but what do they eat? Lobsters crawl round the bottom of the ocean trying to find food during the night. Although they'll eat dead food, they subsist primarily on crabs, clams, fish, mussels and sea urchins - they eat over 100 various kinds of seafood and plants. They reside in rocky areas off the coast and hide in the rocks
and seaweed throughout the day and forage during the night. Lobsters can live to be 140 years or even more and will travel 100 miles in per year!
Once interesting thing about lobsters is their coloring. Needless to say, whenever we picture them we think about them to be red but that's only once they are cooked. When alive they're greenish brown, blue, yellow and also white. There are actually some reddish colored ones too, however the bright red that people think of is once they are cooked.
Lobsters molt (shed their shell) to be able to grow.
Lobsters may also regenerate their claws, legs and antennae, but did you know they are able to drop a leg or claw at will and leave to regenerate a different one later?
And think about cooking? In the event you boil them or is that cruel? Contrary to public opinion they don't have vocal cords so that they won't scream once you plunge them into boiling water! And the ultimate way to cook them would be to boil or steam them, but don't overcook or the meat will undoubtedly be rubbery.
Inside a lobster is some interesting stuff. Apart from the sweet white meat, lobsters have other strange substances in unusual colors! You might find that whenever you first open your lobster, there exists a white goopy stuff between your meat and the shells - that is their blood (it really is clear while they're alive and turns white when cooked). It does not have any taste and is harmless so that you can either wash it off or eat it!
And think about the icky green stuff in the body? That is the lobsters liver or digestive tract. Commonly called tomalley, it really is safe to consume but because it may be the liver it could most likely function as waste basket for all your toxins dispersing through the creature so you might desire to just discard it and get to the nice stuff.
And the red stuff? A lady lobster carries it's unfertilized eggs, or roe, beneath the tail. They are a scarlet or coral color and so are safe to consume and also considered a delicacy by some.