Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003
Yeah it was bad this year. Most of the shellfish harvesting has been closed since last spring here. It was really nice getting these. Best price in a few years too.
We're screwed. Things were improving down here for awhile and then the last batch of crabs tested increased in toxicity by almost 100%.
The good news is that I still have some picked meat in the freezer from last year!! The frozen stuff is nothing like fresh but still works out great for things like crab cakes or crab dips. I'm thinking about tossing a crab dip in the smoker instead of the oven this weekend. My father in law will be staying with us for his birthday and the smoke will be rolling anyway, so why not? I've stuffed ABTs with crab before and found that the crab flavor was mostly lost in the bacon, pepper and cheese.
I fish crab for a living so I can't join in on your excitement about the low prices. I like them priced as high as people will pay . Really I'm glad you're getting some for a good price and enjoying it.