Grilled european lobster, cooked, in rice, in salad … This crustacean is exquisite in all its varieties and forms of preparation. Some people confuse our protagonists today with lobster, but they are not the same. The european lobster, before cooking it has blue tones that, you can not deny, are precious. Lobster, on the other hand, is reddish in color and is characterized by the shape and size of its antennae. Another striking difference is the absence of the big clamps that the lobster has. Even so, this confusion is common for another species of lobster, the American, which is not blue in color like the European, but is red, like lobster. After this initial clarification so that we all know what we are talking about, we are already focusing on our beloved european lobsters.
Why do we love it?
Without a moment’s hesitation, we can say that the european lobster falls in love with its taste. You agree, right? In addition, conquer hearts with their beautiful bluish color. They have a very peculiar aspect but, as you know, once cooked takes on more red tones. It usually measures between 25 and 60 centimeters, although there are always exceptions and, as we already told in our page of Facebook, have been found to find specimens of up to 1 meter in length.
As a curiosity, we can emphasize that in summer it approaches the coast, while in winter it moves towards deeper waters. In addition, he prefers to make nightlife, so during the day he usually hide to wait for the sun to fall.
On the other hand, we like it because it has a low fat content, it does not reach 90 kilocalories per 100 grams. It also contains minerals essential for the proper functioning of the human body such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron or iodine. Also vitamins A, B3 and B12.
What wine does lobster like?
The seafood, in general, fits very well with wines made from Albariño grapes, as these wines usually have fruity and floral aromas with a very balanced acidity, which complement in a magnificent way the flavors of the seafood. Some representatives of these wines are the Martin Códax, the Amber Granbazán, the Terras Gauda or a Sea of Friars.
If the european lobster likes you as much as us, you will have enjoyed reading about this tasty crustacean. We hope you also come soon to enjoy it in person. We say goodbye, but before we propose a perfect plan that we like so much: a rice with lobster, a glass of wine and cold to enjoy.