- topicCooking Lobstertagged by Nicko, 3/28/14
- itemLobster at Hometagged by Nicko, 3/28/14
- itemLobsters Scream When You Boil Them: And 100 Other Myths About Food and Cooking . . . Plus 25 Recipes to Get It Right Every Timetagged by Nicko, 3/28/14
Related Forum Threads
- Cooking Live Lobster Last post on 11/28/12 at 6:31am in Food & Cooking
- What to serve with lobster.. Last post on 11/14/08 at 11:39am in Food & Cooking
- Can I freeze raw lobster to use later? Last post on 9/21/07 at 2:48pm in Food & Cooking
- Lobster Recipe....NEED HELP! Last post on 6/22/05 at 12:31pm in Recipes
- What temperature to cook sous vide lobster and for how long? Last post on 10/10/14 at 1:30pm in Food & Cooking
How To Buy and Store Lobster
Last edited: 3/20/14
- How To Tell If A Lobster is Male or FemaleLast edited: 3/20/14
- Florida Lobster - Out of the kitchen and into the Ocean!Last edited: 9/19/13
- How To Cook LobsterLast edited: 1/7/12
I got mine a little over two years ago as a christmas gift and I still use it every day. An overall solid knife, nothing to write home about, but out of the box it'll cut anything you need it to,...
Almost 2 years ago now, ChefTalk had a random-draw giveaway for one of these cutting boards. What you had to do was to write a review of a cutting board you use. I wrote one, and it was randomly...
This is a great book written by a very passionate pastry chef. In many ways, a home cook might never need anything more. There are recipes for all seasons and Jacquay covers the details completely....
A basic oil stone for knife maintenance. I use the coarse side for setting initial bevels and repairing blade damage. The coarse side is P150 and is grey I use the fine side to finish the edge....
It was a delight ordering my board from John. he was very helpful discussing the pros and cons of adding feet (I did and I like them.) He was friendly and helpful to all my enquiries, then made...
mushy lobster tailspost #1 of 812/30/07 at 9:58pmThread StarterHi all! My restaurant serves 22 ounce australian lobster tails. Occasionally , the finished tail has an incredibly unattractive mushy texture, I believe this is a result of freezing, thawing, and refreezing, however thee is another opinion that lobsters release an enzyme as a defense mechanism. As this only occurs with 2 out of every hundred tails or so, I'm not entirely sure what to think of this theory. Are there any lobster experts willing to teach an old dog something new?post #2 of 812/31/07 at 1:42ampost #3 of 81/1/08 at 6:34am
Mushy crustaceanDo get a refund that stuff is expensive!
I understand it has to do with the diet or the fact that they are in a reprodcutive state that affects texture.
I have had that experience with some fish, monkfish, sword etc.
My fishmonger said what I shared above. Its not your M O P.
It could well have been dead as well!
I also know there is a differnce in meat texture between warm water and cold water lobster (and price) I beleive cold water is best.
That is someting I need to learn more about, among other things.post #4 of 81/1/08 at 9:24pmWell we serve a lot of lobster tails, 5oz and 8oz to be exact.
A lot of times i notice with the larger ones, when you crack them you can feel the meat that will produce a "mushy" texture, this happens a lot to us, enough that our servers know what to say.
You can not really avoid it, i do know when we were getting "Ice glazed" tails they were a lot more prone to have this issue.post #5 of 81/2/08 at 3:57amwell, i know that freezing and re freezing can cause the texture to be as such. ice crystals that form from an ordinary freezer are larger and therefore puncture cell walls causing a mushy texture (same thing happens to fruit that is frozen and defrosted). ideally, the crustacean is flash frozen in order to have the smallest ice crystals as possible.
another reason can be that the lobster was dead with its head on for a significant amount of time. i know that shrimp with their heads attatched and frozen will produce a mushy texture because of an enzyme in the head that is released after death and decomposes the body. that's why our restaurant always gets their shrimp without their heads attatched.post #6 of 81/4/08 at 8:58amIf they are dead lobster then you would almost certanly get a few cases of food poisoning, thats why they should always be cooked alive. However a lobster can live for a long time out of water and i would suggest that the reason for the occasional mushy lobster is over cooking of a stale but sill alive lobster. Some times lobsters kept in tanks for a long period of time will go the same way this can be down to lack of food.
Steve masterchefinfrance.compost #7 of 812/11/14 at 3:05pmI get all my lobster fresh from the fisherman. I have been out with them. I still get mushy from time to time. I am boiling 2 -4 at a time and 1 will be mushy.
I do question the fisherman not putting them on ice after they Hawaiin sling them.
I will be on Eleuthera for the holidays. I am giving them an ice chest and ice.
I will report back,
Fritz from Louisianapost #8 of 812/12/14 at 9:26am
Lobsters molt and they can do this mostly at certain times of the year but it varies according to temperature and the species. If the lobster you are about to buy has give in the shell or is soft do not buy it. The colder the water the better the lobster.
I lived on the pacific at a spot where lobsters were plentiful. I never caught a soft one. I never cooked one that was dead. Lobsters have an antifreeze and will stay several day alive even at 4 degrees F in your freezer (they just slow way down).
Many places sell lobsters from pens. These may spend some time there. While there, the lobster is losing mass in its flesh. The longer in captivity, the less desirable these become unless they are being fed a proper lobster feed.
- mushy lobster tails
- How To Tell If A Lobster is Male or Female
- › How to make chicken Stock, both amber and white 1 minute ago
- › Crab and lobster tanks 7 minutes ago
- › Should I own a Restaurant??? 50 minutes ago
- › How should I price it 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
- › Recommendations for an Oyster Knife ?? 1 hour, 12 minutes ago
- › What happens when you soak beans for too long? 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
- › Create Your Own Cooking Show App 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
- › Gas to Electric Tilt Skillet? 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
- › Gas or Electric Tilt Skillet? 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
- › Electric of Gas Tilt Skillet Better? 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
- › Global 8-Inch 20cm Cook's Knife by NikoBleau
- › John Boos Newton Prep Master Maple Wood Reversible Cutting Board... by ChrisLehrer
- › The Art of French Pastry by Jacquy Pfeiffer by OCDshaver
- › Norton 614636855653 IB8 1-by-2-by-8-Inch Fine/Coarse India... by Scott Livesey
- › The Board Smith Maple 2″x12″x18″ by tobe999
- › Orange Coast College Culinary Arts by dumpling
- › Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park by Mustardpot
- › Kitchen Utensils and Gadgets 17 piece Silicone and Stainless Steel... by rose1
- › Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts Program by chefpeaches
- › Chef Academy by TheCookSaigium
- › Food Safety As Kitchen Culture
- › Cranberry/Orange Parfait with Chocolate Sauce...
- › Vegan Cuisine - It's Not Just Bean Curd...
- › Stuffed Potato Appetizers
- › Caramel Filled Apple Dumplings
- › Chorizo Empanadas with Avocado Cream
- › Crabcake Benedicts with Bacon Hollandaise
- › A "No Turkey" Thanksgiving-Roast Pork
- › Caramelized Cauliflower
- › Holiday Entertaining-Cocktails