Whelks are healthy and sustainable, and although less popular than they were in Victorian times, they are still a firm favourite for many, even if they are an acquired taste. These Whelks are responsibly sourced in the North Atlantic Ocean, using pots and traps. They have been cooked and individually quick frozen, so you can take out however many you want and defrost - they are ready to eat! Each bag contains 750g of whelk meat, after the protective ice is taken into account.
Pot and trap caught in the North Atlantic
Responsibly sourced and sustainable
Whelks are very low in fat, an excellent source of healthy Omega 3 oils and full of essential vitamins and minerals
These have been cooked and are ready to go, they lend themselves well to garlic butter, or a mignonette dressing
How much weight do Live Lobsters lose when cooked?
The Lobster weight listed on our shop are 'live' weight. All Lobsters lose a small amount of weight once cooked. The general guideline would be:
10-15% loss for a Cooked Lobster
15-20% loss for a Cooked, Split and Cleaned Lobster
What to expect when you purchase a Lobster
Delicious White Meat - this can be found in the tail and claws of the Lobster
Tomalley - this is the soft green, red or black substance which is found in the body cavity of Lobsters that fulfills the function of both the liver and pancreas.
It is perfectly safe to eat and is often considered a delicacy. It may be eaten alone or used in sauces for flavour and as a natural thickening agent.