Which parts of a lobster can you eat? (And which are the tastiest!)

lobster presented on a plate

Lobster is a popular seafood delicacy enjoyed by many people around the world. But most people don’t realise that the entire lobster is edible! Yep, from the claws to the tail you can eat the whole thing. However, certain parts are considered more delicious and are usually preferred over others. Here’s what you need to know about eating lobster!

The first thing to know about lobster is that it has two main parts: the tail and the claws. The tail is the long, thin part that extends from the body and is typically the part that is served in restaurants. The claws are the large, pincer-like appendages that are attached to the body.

Are lobster claws or the tail most flavourful?

The most delicious part of the lobster is typically considered to be the tail meat. The tail meat is soft, tender, and has a sweet, delicate flavour. It is the part of the lobster that is most often served in lobster dishes, such as lobster bisque, lobster rolls, and lobster thermidor.

The claws of the lobster also contain meat, which is generally considered to be less tender and flavourful than the tail meat. However, the claws do contain a good amount of meat and can be a good source of protein. The meat in the claws is usually eaten by cracking open the claw and extracting the meat with a fork or small pick.

What other parts of the lobster can you eat?

Other edible parts of the lobster include the legs, which contain small amounts of meat, and the tomalley, which is a soft, green substance found in the body cavity of the lobster. The tomalley is considered to be a delicacy by some, but it is not for everyone due to its strong, briny flavour.

The knuckles of the lobster can also be eaten however many don’t bother as the knuckle shell is spiny and tough to grip, and you end up with a lobster meat nugget the size of a grape.

To ensure you’re getting the most from your lobster, you can also scoop out the remaining meat from the ribs.

Remember to save the carcass and shells when you’re finished — they’re the secret to luscious seafood stock!

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Here at Bradley’s, we have high-quality frozen lobster available to buy online. We source our lobster from the clear, crisp water of the Atlantic Ocean and they are then cooked and frozen using seawater, making them just as fresh as when they were first harvested. We can supply you with an entire lobster, lobster tails, and even the naked lobster. Buy frozen lobster online today.