Posted: Aug 12, 2011 11:11 AM
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK- New York seafood lovers have been schooled.
Due to the keen eye of a New Orleans writer, a famous destination for Manhattan foodies is now changing the name of its "Lobster Salad."
The upscale Zabar's deli had used that term for 20 years. It turns out there was no lobster.
During a recent visit, the New Orleans food writer bothered to read the ingredients. The label said: wild fresh water crayfish.
Owner Saul Zabar reasoned that crayfish, while not Maine lobster, is a distant cousin.
Then he got a call from the Maine Lobster Council, which begged to differ.
The salad goes for $16.95 a pound. Zabar says using actual
lobster would make it even more expensive. It's now being renamed: "Seafare Salad."