The Slipper Lobster (Thenus orientalis) is a lobster caught in the Indian ocean near Kenia. It has many different names like flathead lobster or Bay lobster and you recognize it immediately by its big antennae.
The slipper lobster usually grows up to a body of 25cm and 8cm in carapace length. It’s a pale yellowish-brown and has the granules of a darker brown. It is a typical bottom dweller that lives at depths up to 500 meters. They eat a variety of small water creatures like mollusks and crustaceans.
The meat of the slipper lobster has a sweet taste and a firm texture. Cooks all around the world make a delicious meal with it. In Asia, they serve the lobster with garlic and butter in both high-end and street meals. You can also enjoy delicious recipes using pepper, cheese, salad, and more! Preparation is easy, you can cook, fry, roast, and bake the lobster.
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