Did you know that it takes about 10 truck-loads of clams to produce one truck-load of clam meat? The shell to meat ratio is pretty high. When you order linguine with white clam sauce, a plate of fresh, chilled oysters, or stuffed clams, the shell is probably included on your plate. Do you ever wonder what happens to those shells? How about when you order clam chowder, fried clam strips, or some other shellfish that comes without the shell. Where did it go?
Lunar New Year celebrations began 28 January and continue for two weeks – it’s the longest holiday on the Chinese calendar. This time celebrations mark the Year of the Rooster, but I’m here to talk about another animal important to Chinese New Year: lobster.