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RichardW

Spider crabs

I have just had 4 spider crabs droped off fresh from the sea. large pot of salted water is on to boil as I type. Any sugestions about whats good to do with them?

Justme
Oh nearly forgot the pics





Jonnyboy

beautiful, you lucky so and so. Very Happy

With that amount of crab you have options for a crab feast - white meat simply served with brown bread, crab pate, spider crab in pasta, crab bisque.......
RichardW

I know Very Happy Shame people are not closer would be a good comunual supper.

Justme
vegplot

I see loads of them when diving off Anglesey within easy reach and they don't move that fast. They look decidedly unappetising to me, then again I don't like seafood that much.
RichardW

This is my first try of them but I am told they are as good / better than lobster.

Justme
Cathryn

Delicious, I'm jealous. I prefer fresh sea food cooked and served as simply as possible. You have rather a lot though...
Jonnyboy

Justme wrote:
This is my first try of them but I am told they are as good / better than lobster.

Justme


All crab is arguably tastier than lobster. It just doesn't come in such divine meaty chunks.
RichardW

The big one is in the pot & will take about 30 mins or so to cook. I am hoping that I can get the smaller ones in in one go.
I think the first will be a simple bread butter & a dipping sauce the other we will have to see.

Justme
RichardW

Jonnyboy wrote:

All crab is arguably tastier than lobster. It just doesn't come in such divine meaty chunks.



The claws on the big one are about lobster sized lol.

Justme
gil

Hours of fun getting the meat out of fresh-boiled crab claws with a nutcracker and crochet hook / some other pointy thing, washed down with a white wine that's not too dry, and a bit buttery/rich.

Lucky you Smile
vegplot

Which bits do you eat?
RichardW

All of it (nearly).


Justme
Jamanda

I love spider crab even more than the usual edible brown crab sold in the fishmongers. Why can you buy them in France but not here?

They have more brown meat, which is lovely with some fresh bread and a glass of muscadet.
RichardW

vegplot wrote:
I see loads of them when diving off Anglesey within easy reach and they don't move that fast. They look decidedly unappetising to me, then again I don't like seafood that much.


Been told they are having a bit of a plague of them this year.


Justme
vegplot

anyone want some?
Cathryn

oh yes! We are coming your way in a few weeks I believe... What a feast!
vegplot

Cathryn wrote:
oh yes! We are coming your way in a few weeks I believe... What a feast!


I promised a friend a dive so will take net.
Cathryn

I was thinking a big pot over an open fire for all of us (but not you?). We'll bring nutcrackers and crochet hooks.
vegplot

Cathryn wrote:
I was thinking a big pot over an open fire for all of us (but not you?). We'll bring nutcrackers and crochet hooks.


I fish, you eat. Happy with a JP and some cheese.
RichardW

Cathryn wrote:
oh yes! We are coming your way in a few weeks I believe... What a feast!



On the VSS weekend?

Crabs over an open fire sounds great. Will need a very big pot....

Those 4 crabs yeilded 3 over flowing breakfast bowls full of meat.

Justme
dpack

yum . pinchy
i like
boiled in seawater
bbqd
a rock and a lime are nice accessories
Hairyloon

anyone want some?

Is this still an open offer?
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