In Season: May to November
Clawed lobsters comprise a family of large marine crustaceans. They have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows on the sea floor.
Lobster recipes include Lobster Newberg and Lobster Thermidor. Lobster is used in soup, bisque, lobster rolls, and cappon magro. Lobster meat may be dipped in clarified butter, resulting in a sweetened flavour.
Cooks boil or steam live lobsters. The lobster cooks for seven minutes for the first pound and three minutes for each additional pound.
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||372 kJ (89 kcal)|
|- Sugars||0 g|
|- Dietary fibre||0 g|
|- saturated||0.208 g|
|- monounsaturated||0.253 g|
|- polyunsaturated||0.340 g|
|Thiamine (vit. B1)||0.023 mg (2%)|
|Riboflavin (vit. B2)||0.017 mg (1%)|
|Niacin (vit. B3)||1.830 mg (12%)|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||1.667 mg (33%)|
|Vitamin B6||0.119 mg (9%)|
|Folate (vit. B9)||11 μg (3%)|
|Vitamin C||0 mg (0%)|
|Calcium||96 mg (10%)|
|Iron||0.29 mg (2%)|
|Magnesium||43 mg (12%)|
|Phosphorus||185 mg (26%)|
|Potassium||230 mg (5%)|
|Zinc||4.05 mg (43%)|