Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Famous Seafood Chef Not Interested In Cooking Up ‘The ZZ Top Of Lobsters’

LAS VEGAS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – French zoologists have discovered a hairy, blond, lobster-like creature 7,500 feet below the water’s surface near Easter Island. Did somebody say dinner?

Most chefs would be salivating over the prospect of cooking up and serving this new crustacean nicknamed “The ZZ Top of Lobsters,” but not Rick Moonen, chef and co-owner of RM Seafood in Las Vegas.

Moonen admits, “Am I curious as a chef? Yeah, I am.” But as a supporter of sustainable seafood, he thinks the fuzzy critter “is better left to the zoologists and not entered into the culinary world.”

Getting the exotic crustacean on a restaurant plate would be tough, anyway. Once the creature dies – as the original one did due to a change in atmospheric pressure – Moonen says you have to cook it right away, “otherwise the skin will stick to the shell.”

Furthermore, the cooking process would cause a tragedy Moonen wouldn’t wish upon anyone.

In his words, “It would definitely mess up its ‘do. It would have a bad hair day.”

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