Freaky Lobster

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by eskimo, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. eskimo

    eskimo

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    In my 40 years living in Mass and summering in Maine for a good 20 years, I have never seen this before and am wondering if someone could tell me what it was that I saw. I bought a 2lb. for dinner last night at a local seafood place(they sell what they catch) and brought it home, stuck him in the fridge until my water boiled which is what I have done many times before. When the water was boiling, he came out of the fridge and took a nice hot bath for about 20 minutes. When I took him out and started to eat him, I cracked open one of his big claws and noticed something that didn't look like nice white lobster meat. I dug into the meat and there was this red blob (it looked like a cranberry) inside the claw meat. I have never seen this before in my life and I'm wondering what it possibly could be. Anyone ever see this?
     
  2. kerryclan

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    Perhaps something got stuck in the claw in June when lobsters shed their shell and are in the soft shell stage? I remember hearing about something to that effect. :confused: It would freak me out, but I wouldn't stop eating the lobster, that's for sure!
     
  3. knightdo

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    Lobsters can do kooky things.

    Here's one. Couple of years ago I sat down to eat a lobster prepared the same way, cracked it open, and it was full of a black crude oil like substance. Thick raw crude. I should have taken it to the local fish and wildlife but I mistakenly pitched it. Strange.