European lobster

Homarus gammarus

Lobster is a shellfish which hides among the rocks and mainly comes out at night. It is often synonymous with luxury food stuffs and is marketed under two names: the Canadian lobster with its orange colour and the European or blue lobster. The latter is available throughout the year, at more affordable prices during the seasonal peak between May and July. From September on, prices increase gradually due to particularly high demand during the build-up to Christmas.

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Les caractéristiques

Robe
  • Articulated carapace
  • 10 legs including 2 claws: one to crush and one to cut
Palais
  • Fragrant flavour
  • Cooked in salted water, grilled
Chair
  • Delicate
  • High levels of protein

Saisonnalité

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Summer is the lobster's high season.
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Dans l'assiette

A quality lobster has a hard, thick shell ; this indicates that it has plenty of meat. After several weeks or months in a tank, the lobster gradually loses weight. This means that it is smaller when served, which can lead to a significant financial loss. To ensure that a lobster has only been in the tank for a short time, you should check its belly. The more time spent in these tanks, the more likely lobsters are to attack one other, damaging the quality of their bellies, which is not protected by a hard shell.


© Crédit photo : Armel Bedouet - Chef of the restaurant L'Aparté - Hôtel Royal Geneva

zones de pêche

In France, the main fishing areas are in Brittany and Cotentin, but the species can be found along the entire French coast. Internationally, Scotland and the United Kingdom are also major fishing areas.


Techniques de pêche

Techniques de pêche et d'élevage

Fishing is generally well managed and enjoys a good reputation. Lobster is mainly caught in traps , but gillnetters and trawlers sometimes catch them as bycatch too.


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