Yannick Cam, Bistro Provence ROASTED LOBSTER with SAUTERNES and TAHITIAN VANILLA BEAN For the lobster: 11 1/3 pound lobster, cracked, brain sac, sand sac, tomalley
, and roe removed 3 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper for seasoning For the Tahitian vanilla bean sauce: 375 milliliters Sauternes 1 Nielsen-Massey Tahitian vanilla bean, cut lengthwise in half 12 zested strips blood orange 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and julienned 1 tablespoon blood orange juice 2-3 tablespoons butter, chilled For the dish: Clarified butter, as needed Begonia flower FOR THE LOBSTER: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Do not eat the tomalley
(green stuff, hepatopancreas)." That begs the question of why then, if the meat isn't affected by red tide, are commercially caught critters tested for their safety?
There was one for meat, another for shells, and a third for the green tomalley
yet to be mined from the carapace.
I love lobster tomalley
, the soft green organ that functions as both a liver and pancreas.
Considered a delicacy, what is a lobster's tomalley
If lobster is still on your menu in these days of rising food costs, be sure to leave one part behind on your plate--the tomalley
or the soft "green stuff" you find inside a lobster's cavity.
Homarus gammarus) exhibit much higher CFs than, for example, edible crabs (Cancer pagarus) because of the very high affinity of the lobster's green gland ("tomalley
") and hepatopancreas for this radionuclide (Masson et al., 1989; Busby et al., 1997; Olsen and Vives i Batlle, 2003).
People call it the "tomalley
," but it's actually a combined liver and pancreas--a hepatopancreas.
* and, for lobster and crabs, don't eat the hepatopancreas (also known as tomalley
, mustard or liver) since it may contain high chemical levels.