Why is my lobster tail meat Green?
Beside this, what does it mean if my lobster tail is green?
Tomalley (from the Carib word tumale, meaning a sauce of lobster liver), crab fat, or lobster paste is the soft, green substance found in the body cavity of lobsters, that fulfills the functions of both the liver and the pancreas. Particularly when eating steamed or boiled crabs, it is considered a delicacy.
Similarly, what color should raw lobster meat be? Raw lobsters get their distinctive blue-purplish colour from a pigment called astaxanthin.
Simply so, how do you know if lobster has gone bad?
You will know if lobster meat is bad if the consistency is very soft and cottage cheese-like. Bad lobster meat may also have a pungent odor. If you are dining out and are concerned about the quality of your lobster, ask your waiter for a replacement.
What is the black stuff in a lobster tail?
"Actually the black gelatinous fluid is the 'roe' or 'coral,'" said Berry. "The tomalley, or liver/pancreas, is the green substance. If you are lucky enough to get some of the coral, remove it from the lobster and cook it separately in a little butter until it is bright red.