California Spiny Lobster

  • Product Info

    Season Closed: March 2022-October 2022

    Season Opener: October 2022

    Average Lobster weight:  ~1.25 pounds

    Please note, each lobster varies in weight, therefore we are pricing accordingly by the piece at an approximate weight. Pricing is per the piece. 

    Harvest Location: Off the coast of San Diego. 

    Description: California Spiny Lobster are caught by our family off the coast of San Diego. They are harvested in traps by experienced licensed fishermen. This specie of lobster does not have claws, like their East coast counterpart. California Spiny Lobster have a significantly larger yield of meat in their tails than Maine lobsters. The meat is much sweeter and tender than East coast lobster. The fishery is regulated by length of lobster, gear types, and permitting. This harvest method produce minimal bycatch and habitat impacts leading the California Spiny lobster to be a “Best Choice” by Marine Stewardship Council.

    Cooking Methods & Tips:

    Bake: 12-15 minutes

    Broil: 5-10 minutes

    Boil: 12-18 minutes

    Grill: 11-12 minutes (6 minutes flesh side down, 5-6 minutes flipped)

    Steam: 8-10 minutes

    Saraspe Family Tips: There are many ways to cook a lobster but we like to keep it simple! Butterfly or halve the tails, pop in a hot oven or on a grill with some butter and lemon, cook just until flesh is opaque and BOOM! Welcome to flavor town friends. Check out some of our favorite recipes from our blog!

    Lobsters with Escargot Butter Recipe

    Simple Baked Spiny Lobster with Herbed Compound Butter

    Nutrition (3 oz): Protein: 17g, Fat: 0.5g, Carbohydrates: 1g

    Lobster is also a good source of Niacin (B3), Phosphorus and Copper and is an excellent source of  Vitamin B12, Zinc and Selenium. Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio is 31:1.

    (Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21.)

    *Consumer Advisory Notice: There is a risk of foodborne illness associated with consuming raw or undercooked foods such as meat, poultry, or seafood products.