Our Fresh lobster, also known as rock lobster, Indian lobster, or spiny lobster, is no doubt the king of the Arabian Sea. The dense yet tender meat, the richness of flavor, and the increasingly higher demand for the product itself have kept lobster a symbol of decadence for many years. A lump of versatile meat, fresh lobster is used in any number of recipes that originate from all across the globe
With a reputation that is rooted in gourmet cuisine, lobster health benefits are often undervalued and hardly even taken into consideration, but the nutritional value of lobster will make you reconsider how you look at this crustacean.
One of the highly prized and most expensive seafood items, lobster is always very high in demand and very limited in supply. They are famous for their long bodies with muscular tails and are usually found in the warmer water such as the Arabian Sea.
It has the sweetness of lean meat and the crispy goodness of the tendons’ fiber. According to a lot of people, lobster tastes like a mix of crab and prawn. Taste can vary depending on the cooking time and shelf life of lobster because lobsters deteriorate quickly.
- English Name: Lobster, Indian Lobster, Spiny Lobster, Rock Lobster, Pronghorn Spinny Lobster
- Local Name: Kikat, Kika
- Scientific Name: Panulirus penicillatus
Lobsters are normally found in shallow waters and seaward edges of reefs. They love to be in clean water that is not influenced by rivers.
lobsters are caught using gillnets.
The carapace of the lobster is rounded and spiny. The flagella of the antennules are longer than the antennular peduncle. The rostrum is absent and the bases of antennae are separated by a broad antennular space bearing 4 close-set principal spines. The abdominal segments are with a transverse groove, not continuous with a pleural groove.
The Spiny lobster has a dark brownish or greenish shade body. Males are usually darker than females. The eyes are black; tips of large spines on the carapace are yellowish; antennular peduncle striped with white lines. The flagella are uniformly brownish and membranous areas at the outer base of the antenna are light blue. legs conspicuously striped with white lines; abdomen with tiny pale dots; pleopods and soft part of tail fan black
On average, lobsters are 100 to 500 grams in weight, However other sizes are also occasionally available.
lobsters are preferred to be used as whole, or tails only.
Approx. Peeling Yields
- Whole: 100 %
- Tails only: 30 %
lobster is preferred to Grill, Bake, Steam, and Sushi
- Heart friendly
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Improves Immune System
- Strengthens the bones
- Improves Skin and Hair health