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post #21 of 33
Hey thank you very much MSUICEMAN! I certainly didn't mean to hijack this thread, but merely wanted to chime in and remark that everybody's version sounds extraordinary! I love this site and all I learn from it! And thanks for such nice words on my posts! Happy new week to you and to all! Cheers! - Leah
post #22 of 33
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Wow!  Thanks for that Leah, those crabs look amazing! I will definitely be expanding my horizons from boiled crabs!

 

Mike

post #23 of 33
Thank you Mike5051! And my apologies for crashing your thread, as I just get so excited & then end up jumping in!

In any event, great fun here and happy Tueaday to you and to all! Cheers! - Leah
post #24 of 33

Local store. Finally I see fresh blue crab. Bought a dozen. Cooked up, can't wait.... complete disapointment. Hardly any meat. Ended up orering a pizza.

post #25 of 33
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Local store. Finally I see fresh blue crab. Bought a dozen. Cooked up, can't wait.... complete disapointment. Hardly any meat. Ended up orering a pizza.


that's why I generally end up sticking with king crab legs if I'm doing the simple crab thing.... next order of preference: Dungeness. I only do the blue crab thing when I'm in the Chesapeake bay area for work during the crabbing season or buy a container of the crab meat already picked for use in recipes.

post #26 of 33
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Local store. Finally I see fresh blue crab. Bought a dozen. Cooked up, can't wait.... complete disapointment. Hardly any meat. Ended up orering a pizza.

It's been pretty slim pickens here also.  My girl came home with 1 1/2 dozen boiled crabs and had 6 that were decent.  They were buy a dozen get a half dozen free, they know the quality isn't there.

 

Mike

post #27 of 33
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Local store. Finally I see fresh blue crab. Bought a dozen. Cooked up, can't wait.... complete disapointment. Hardly any meat. Ended up orering a pizza.

Sounds like they were selling "Whitey's" which are recently molted crabs and haven't grown into their new shell. Crab will have a paper white belly.For example, will look like a #1 but will have meat of a #2 and you'll be paying for a #1. Look for "Rustys" which will be pre molt and packed with meat. Brownish/rusty colored belly with a more solid feel. Just remember-If it's bright white, it's light. If it's brown don't turn it down. Tip-if your buying crabs by the bushel check under the top layer for lights. Unfortunately some in the business top off bushel with rusty #1's and the rest are whites even though they look the same size for the same price.








Sounds like they sold ya Whities
post #28 of 33
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Sounds like they were selling "Whitey's" which are recently molted crabs and haven't grown into their new shell. Crab will have a paper white belly.For example, will look like a #1 but will have meat of a #2 and you'll be paying for a #1. Look for "Rustys" which will be pre molt and packed with meat. Brownish/rusty colored belly with a more solid feel. Just remember-If it's bright white, it's light. If it's brown don't turn it down. Tip-if your buying crabs by the bushel check under the top layer for lights. Unfortunately some in the business top off bushel with rusty #1's and the rest are whites even though they look the same size for the same price.








Sounds like they sold ya Whities

 

thanks for the tip. from a novice that is very helpful to know.

post #29 of 33
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Wow what a fun & delicious thread! Yours all sound so fabulous!

These are some of mine - from grilled to smoked etc. & from way back when...Cheers!!! And happy new week to all! - Leah
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Leah, you astound me. You and food have a special relationship I've rarely seen. You are so "into" your food. I just love seeing your posts!
post #30 of 33
Thank you tons Smokin Phil! That's very kind and I do adore food and eating, and that's very appreciated! Thanks very much!

And AK1, (I posted this early this morning and thought it got deleted by someone, but will share it again):

You eat the whole entire blue crab (body, legs, etc.) all as one edible treasure; so 2-3 grilled non-breaded ones could really fill one up. Or I am a ravenous eater (hence the large portions in my photos above) and even I get pretty full after 2.

I assume you did that? (Versus trying to just pick out one tablespoon's worth of flesh somewhere in the middle)?

In any event, hope you enjoyed your pizza. Happy weekend!!! Cheers and warm wishes, Leah
post #31 of 33

Whoah! Grilled crabs. Brilliant!

 

Disco

post #32 of 33

Looks like what I had was the whiteys.

post #33 of 33
I grill my softies and make Po Boys slathered with fresh made Remoulade sauce. Add an ice cold beer and some Zapps chips your in NOLA.
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