Spiny LobsterPanulirus spp.
Spiny lobster and Rock lobster are interchangeable terms; both refer to some 40 species of clawless lobster found around the world. Their big tails bursting with meat, when grilled, offer both a delicious dish and a delightful touch of the exotic. The vast majority of Spiny lobster sold in the U.S. is sold as frozen tails, although much of the world harvest is sold live to Asian markets. Spiny lobster tails offer the taste of lobster without the hassles of handling and maintaining live product. Broiled and served in the shell with melted butter is an excellent way to enjoy the mild, sweet taste and firm texture.