Tristan de Cunha Rock Lobster Tails

Jasus tristani

Common Names: Rock Lobster

AVAILABILITY Frozen

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Baited open-ended lobster traps,
hoop-nets & semi-cylindrical traps.
South Africa

SIZING

4.5-5oz, 6-8oz, 8-10oz, 10-12oz, 12-14oz, 16-18oz, 20/up

FLAVOR PROFILE

Sweet, clean flavor with firm texture and small flake. Low fat content. Raw flesh comes in pink and translucent while shells are light green to amber. Shells cook up bright red and flesh turns white.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Grilling, Roasting, Broiling, Pan Searing, Frying, Steaming, Poaching, Ceviche.

PRODUCT INFO

The Tristan rock lobster has a disjunct distribution, occurring only around the central South Atlantic Islands of Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale, Inaccessible, Gough Island and Vema Seamount. These islands are volcanic and rise from abyssal depths to the surface, thus separating benthic populations associated with each island. The species occurs on rocky substrata from the shore down to approximately 200 m depth.