We source these fantastic fresh cockles from the wonderful The Dorset Shellfish company. This fantastic, ethically-driven company was set up by licensed fishermen with over 15 years in the trade, fishing from the 3rd largest natural harbour in the world, Poole harbour, a shallow inter-tidal harbour which is only a couple of metres deep, but being muddy it provides the perfect habitat for clams & cockles to thrive.
We offer these tasty little shellfish in nets of 1kg.
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.