Crab Dynasty: Tips and Tricks When Eating a Crab
When choosing crabs and crab meat, they come in either whole or picked meat. Crab meat can be labeled as “flake” or in smaller pieces of meat, “lump” or large pieces, and “claw” or the crab’s claws. Whenever possible, it is best to purchase live crabs at Crab Dynasty. Depending on the type of crab, you need to determine how many crabs you’ll need to cook and prepare, and ideally you need to count two soft-shell crabs or six steamed hard shell crabs per person. Do not buy or eat whole, dead, and uncooked crabs.
It can be messy, challenging, yet exciting picking and eating crabs, and you need a large workspace, a bowl for cooked crabs, a bowl for pure meat, and another container for the shells. There are many methods of picking crabs and you can start by removing all the crab’s claws and legs first. You can open the body by wedging your thumbs on the crab’s opposite sides, pulling the top of the crab away from the bottom. Grab the front part of the crab and pinch away from the rest of the body and clean it. When it comes to identifying the lungs of the crab, they appear as whitish or yellowish feathery cones lining the side of the crab’s body. The lungs must be carefully removed and thrown away. You will definitely love the center part of the crab where you can find the greenish liver and the bright orange colored eggs or roe (coral) of a female crab.
The coral is very delicious which is usually added to cooking crab soups and crab cakes. You’ll find good meat in the crab’s body. Most especially for snow crab legs and king crab legs, as well as Dungeness and blue crabs. The good meat are also located in the cartilage-lined sides of the body, so just grab each side and break the body in a half to see it. It can be challenging and daunting getting out all the delicious meat from the maze of cartilaginous channels but you’ll get used to it and you’ll pick much faster the next time. For smaller grabs, their bodies are tasty and you’ll find little meat, but you can add them into sauces and stocks to get the sweet crab flavor.
You can buy Alaskan king crab legs at Crab Dynasty, the leader in supplying seafood in the United States. Alaskan king crab legs are found in the cold waters of Alaska, which are fully loaded with succulent, rich, and sweet meat. Learn more about crabs, best ways to cook, and how to clean and eat them by checking Crab Dynasty’s homepage or website now.