Is your favorite lobster shack shacky and weathered and in a fairly remote place near the ocean? Or, perhaps it is tacky and reminds you of a roadside hut. Most shacks are a “no-frills” family establishments with a simple menu, and almost always have long lines in peak summer months. Some shacks have become tourist […]
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Maine clams, pisser clams, Ipswich clams, soft-shell clams and long neck clams are all known as the steamer clam in New England. Steamer clams run a close second to Maine lobster as the seafood of choice for both residents and visitors alike. Clammers dig steamers by hand using a clam rake in the mud and […]
Hard-Shell Clams Hard Shell clams are sorted and sold according to size…the smaller the clam the more tender and expensive.From Smallest to largest, the categories are: Little necks clams: The most tender: excellent raw, steamed, or used in whole recipes. Top Necks clams: Tender, can be used as little necks. Cherrystones clams: Not quite as […]
My lobster is missing a claw!
On occasion a lobster will drop its claw as a defense mechanism. This can happen in shipping and in the wild. Lobsters will battle other lobsters over territorial rites.
A lobster with only one claw is called a cull. Culls are often a good deal at the local lobster pound.
It can take several molts for a lobster to grow back its claw. If your lobster arrives alive it is fine to cook up the lobster and its dropped or broken off claw.