Thursday, December 31, 2009

Public Service Announcement

Christy has developed some pretty good lobster cleaning skills. If you picture the tail of a Spiny Lobster as if it’s a huge shrimp tail you can visualize what I’m talking about.

When you clean shrimp you have to de-vein the shrimp. What you’re actually removing is the digestive tract of the shrimp. On a lobster this section of digestive system can be more than a quarter of an inch in diameter. That’s a pretty big tube of shit so we remove it before we cook the tail.

Christy has refined a technique to make the removal simple without butchering the tail. She breaks off one of the antennas and snaps off the wimpy end. Then she takes the antenna and shoves the smaller end into the lobster’s anus. She spins the antenna as she shoves it in and the intestines catche on the prickers on the antenna. It either shoves the digestive tract out the front or it becomes wrapped around the antenna and comes out in its entirety when the antenna is withdrawn.

I’m glad I’m not a lobster.


Anonymous said...

very appetizing...think i'll have a cheeseburger

TaylorMad1 said...

everyday I learn something new, I feel my day is now complete, I flinched when she cleaned the lobster ass! I hope to try that in three years!!

Anonymous said...

thats worse than a colonoscopy