What does it mean when cooked lobster tails smell like ammonia

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by yetii, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. yetii
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    What does it mean when cooked lobster tails smell like ammonia. went to the store and bought 4 good size lobster tails, came home washed in water and then steamed. after cracking them open i noticed the meat looked kinda brownish, smelled it and it smelled like ammonia. to be on the safe side we did not eat them.
  2. ahidog
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    They have been eating blue shark?
  3. ibdfishkiller
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    It was bad good call thats what it means lobster and crab.
  4. Saluki
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    Don't eat it.
    If it smells like ammonia it's because it's not fresh.
    It was probably sitting around too long prior to being refrigerated & then frozen during processing.

    Strong ammonia smell is a natural way to tell that lobster meat is not fit to eat........ seriously!
  5. titan05
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    Do not eat them, you will get sick...return to place of purchase.

    The lobster was dead and was breaking down and the ammonia is a by product of the meat breaking down.

    The human body does the same thing when you don't take in enough food.......the body starts eating the muscle and you give off a strong smell of ammonia.
  6. Sushi Grade
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    :hali_ruahahaha:What?

    I means they are no good and you should take them back to the store you bought them at and get your cash back.
  7. yetii
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    No wonder they were on sale at ralphs
  8. Bigfish69
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    Seriously could have made you sick,,,good call not to mack them. Definatly take them in for a refund!

    I purchased some shimp last year from albertsons and it was a very similar semell to that of amonia,,i took back for a full refund and they hooked me up for free4 pounds for free,,,yeah baby.

    69R

    69R
  9. Mfish618
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    Yep.....ammonia= spoiled. Always err on the side of safety with any food. If you think it might be bad, it surely is. Your nose doesn't lie.
  10. ISLAND BOUND
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    Beware buying cheap seafood at the supermarket, who knows where that shit comes from that they can sell lobster tails for 5 bucks. Definetly not california spinies.

    I personally dont buy any seafood reg grocery stores, seafood market or costco.

    Really wish I was closer to tommys shop.
  11. GetReelLucky
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    You should know if it was ON SALE, it's because they were trying to get rid of it before it was really really spoiled. Better to pay a little more for fresh fish than go cheap and either get sick or end up tossing it.
  12. Mischief
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    do not buy warm water lobsters,..
  13. Hooops
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    Add more garlic - then prepare to ralph your brains out.
  14. ibdfishkiller
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    The lobster was bad you stated you did not eat it and that was a good decision. Is that better Ed. Thanx for keeping me on my toes.
  15. M/V Santa Rosa Advertiser
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    Good to know you did not eat it, now next time come see me, we stand behind our seafood 100%
  16. wolfman
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    buy local fresh is the best.

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