All About Lobster Eggs

All About Lobster Eggs

Have you ever heard of a food called caviar? If you have, then you probably either love it or hate it. If you have not, you are in for a little bit of education regarding this topic. Caviar is a fancy term for eggs that are edible and come from specific kinds of fish. This product is called roe, and is considered a delicacy in many parts of the word. Did you know that lobsters have roe too? Believe it or not, they do. One thing that may be hard to believe about lobster eggs is that they are also considered a delicacy in many parts of the world – and are just one of the many great things about this delicious crustacean. This article will tell you all you will ever need to know about lobster eggs and how they are used today.

Random Facts About Lobster Eggs

One of the coolest bits of information about lobster eggs is how they exist in the natural world. A female lobster, at any given time, can carry anywhere from 3,000 to over 100,000 eggs – a tremendous amount compared to a lot of other creatures on earth. Only around 2 lobsters will make it out of every 50,000 eggs, though. Another cool fact is that an individual egg laid by a lobster is extremely small – only around the size of a pin! That is a tiny, tiny egg.

As you can see, the information about lobster eggs given above gives you a bit more insight into what they are like when they are eaten as food. Lobster eggs are harvested year-round and are used for food. They are not, however, an everyday item or staple food for most of the people in the world. This is because caviar of any kind is generally quite expensive. Lobster eggs, however, tend to be a little cheaper. You can get a pound of lobster eggs for around $25.00 in many places. When compared to the cheapest kind of caviar – around $20 dollars an ounce – lobster eggs are a pretty good deal.

About Lobster Eggs as Food

One of the things people wonder about lobster eggs is how they taste. People generally recoil in disgust when they think about eating eggs from seafood, but believe it or not, lobster eggs are actually quite tasty. People have described the taste as being somewhat sweet with an almost-fluid texture that results in the eggs melting in your mouth. Some people even think that a perfectly cooked dish of lobster roe is actually better than caviar – and considering caviar is widely considered the premiere delicacy, that is quite a statement!

There are several ways you can prepare lobster eggs. Most people lightly poach them by cooking them in a pan over low heat with butter. Be careful not to scramble them, though. You can also spread them on bread. I recommend focaccia bread, but garlic bread is also a good compliment. You can even put prepared lobster roe on ritz crackers to serve as hors d’ouerves at a party.

Learning about lobster eggs could very well result in a new and extremely tasty dish for you and your guests. Now all that is left to do is go out and grab some roe for yourself – and make your next meal all about lobster eggs!

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