tomalley

noun
to·​mal·​ley | \tə-ˈma-lē, -ˈmä-;ˈtä-ˌma-lē, -mə-lē\
plural tomalleys

Definition of tomalley 

: the liver of the lobster

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Remove the green innards (the tomalley), if there is also red visible inside, the lobster was female and this can be left in for flavor and color. Phil Potempa, Post-Tribune, "From the Farm: Lobsters and chefs share decades of a love-hate relationship," 9 June 2018 Spoon out the green tomalley and red coral (if present) and set aside. Sarah Karnasiewicz, WSJ, "Recipe: Homard à l’Americaine (Lobster with Wine, Tomatoes, Garlic and Herbs)," 6 July 2017 Remove and discard the lung sacs, leaving the tomalley (the soft green paste). Redbook, "Rocco DiSpirito's Low Calorie Lobster Bisque Recipe," 11 July 2011 Pad Thai pops up, albeit wrapped in an omelet and requiring 24 ingredients, including fresh shrimp tomalley. Nick Kindelsperger, star-telegram, "‘Bangkok’ brings the flavors of the bustling city to life," 27 June 2017 Pad Thai pops up, albeit wrapped in an omelet and requiring 24 ingredients, including fresh shrimp tomalley. Nick Kindelsperger, star-telegram, "‘Bangkok’ brings the flavors of the bustling city to life," 27 June 2017 Pad Thai pops up, albeit wrapped in an omelet and requiring 24 ingredients, including fresh shrimp tomalley. Nick Kindelsperger, star-telegram, "‘Bangkok’ brings the flavors of the bustling city to life," 27 June 2017 Pad Thai pops up, albeit wrapped in an omelet and requiring 24 ingredients, including fresh shrimp tomalley. Nick Kindelsperger, star-telegram, "‘Bangkok’ brings the flavors of the bustling city to life," 27 June 2017 Pad Thai pops up, albeit wrapped in an omelet and requiring 24 ingredients, including fresh shrimp tomalley. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "'Bangkok' cookbook avoids cliches, digs deep into city's food," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of tomalley

circa 1666, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tomalley

Carib tumali sauce of lobster livers

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