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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)22:54 UTC+1 No.5616165 Report

Do people outside of delaware, and maryland eat blue crab? also favorite type of crab, crab dish, anything crab.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)22:59 UTC+1 No.5616170 Report

>>5616165
Yes alot of people in Florida eat blue crab. When i go there to visit one of my family members they normally have blue crab with old bay seasoning with red potatoes and corn.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)22:59 UTC+1 No.5616172 Report

>>5616165
ya, its pretty popular in new england as well. I see blue crabbers a lot when fishing.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)23:07 UTC+1 No.5616190 Report

>>5616165

Texas coast here, very popular in this area.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)23:13 UTC+1 No.5616203 Report

ya we got monsters in New England
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)23:15 UTC+1 No.5616207 Report

I'm in south west Florida and at certain times of the year (maybe just one, I don't know) they show up en masse at certain beaches in only a couple feet of water. I remember getting into a van with a bunch of people and going down to the beach as a kid and they were very easy to catch with just a net. They obviously have the typical crab traps too.

My dad's friend has a huge tank where he keeps the crabs he catches until they molt and he sells them to local restaurants as soft shells. They are extremely popular.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)00:05 UTC+1 No.5616392 Report

>>5616170
yeah but you guys boil them down there instead of properly steaming them. get on my level
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)00:22 UTC+1 No.5616430 Report

>>5616165
Blue Crab are the most common and best tasting crabs down in Louisiana as well.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)00:31 UTC+1 No.5616457 Report

>>5616430
Is that the same as soft shell crab?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)00:35 UTC+1 No.5616466 Report

>>5616457
It's the same kind of crab typically, but soft shells just recently molted
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)00:36 UTC+1 No.5616473 Report

>>5616466
Thanks. Sometimes I wish I didn't live in the frozen north.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)01:41 UTC+1 No.5616597 Report

They have those in NY as well. But we mostly have the orange ones. Back when you were allowed to eat 1lb of food out of the Hudson we would trap those fuckers. Breddy Good.
BTW, you aren't even supposed to swim in the Hudson. it's fucking filthy
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)01:42 UTC+1 No.5616603 Report

>>5616597
Hows the oyster farm project coming along?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)01:46 UTC+1 No.5616609 Report

rarely due to the price

I fucking love them though, as I love all crab
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)02:00 UTC+1 No.5616642 Report

>>5616603
I'm not sure what that is. But if they are growing them out of the Hudson stay the fuck away.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)02:00 UTC+1 No.5616643 Report

I like eating anything crab.
My favorite way of cooking crab is putting white wine, oil, and tons of garlic
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)02:37 UTC+1 No.5616767 Report

>>5616165
California here. I have never seen a blue crab in my life.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)02:42 UTC+1 No.5616779 Report

>>5616165
See them alot around the asian shopping centers in straya. And since this country is 50% Chinese, I guess you could say it is a common food
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)02:54 UTC+1 No.5616817 Report

>>5616165
I live in Ohio and I know a place where I can get fresh blue crabs. One time I got some and fried them up and made a little sandwich with some tomatoes and greens. It was pretty good but honesty cleaning out the crabs really disgusted me. Enough that I've never bought more.

Maybe if they'd clean them for me at the market...
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:03 UTC+1 No.5616840 Report

>>5616817

Since you fried them I'm assuming you mean soft shells. All you have to do is cut the face off and cut the lungs out, it's hardly disgusting and only takes a second with kitchen shears.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:04 UTC+1 No.5616841 Report

>>5616779
What country is 50% Chinese?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:05 UTC+1 No.5616850 Report

>>5616841
>straya
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:06 UTC+1 No.5616851 Report

>>5616840
where are the lungs? with soft shell ive always just cut the face off and fry

also OP I love Stone Crab but thing beats a good fried soft shell blue IMO
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:10 UTC+1 No.5616861 Report

>>5616851
you can just lift up the top shell on either side they come off without problem.
I usually take off the tail as well since it's mostly shell.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:10 UTC+1 No.5616862 Report

>>5616851

If you look at the pic in the OP, you lift up the shell where it comes to a point on each side and the lungs are right underneath. Most people remove them because of their unpleasant texture, but if you don't mind them they are perfectly edible
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:11 UTC+1 No.5616867 Report

>>5616840

I'm not the guy you're replying to, but I stir-fry crab Chinese style. That's normal crab, shell on--not soft shells. Yeah you have to peel it as you eat, but the shell adds a lot of flavor.

soft shell in tempura batter is god-tier as well
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:14 UTC+1 No.5616878 Report

Mudcrab is amazing. Just steam that shit and you're good to go
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:16 UTC+1 No.5616882 Report

>>5616165
Asian store across the street from me gets fresh shipments when they are in season. So I buy as many as possible. From SoCal.
I like to steam boil and grill them, but my fav is gumbo. Fucking love them in gumbo.
Oh as for them being popular. I really don't know.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:16 UTC+1 No.5616884 Report

>>5616867

Yeah I'm familiar with that, but he said fry and also make a sandwich out of them, so it seemed like a soft shell thing

unless he picked cooked crabs to make a sandwich, to which I would have suggested buying picked crab meat if he's that disgusted by the process
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)03:19 UTC+1 No.5616888 Report

I really want some chili crab right now
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)04:11 UTC+1 No.5617052 Report

>>5616165
Asians in the GTA love them. They also only stock female ones which is good news for me.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)04:30 UTC+1 No.5617137 Report

>>5616888
looks like terrible slop, but I bet it taste fucking great.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)04:37 UTC+1 No.5617168 Report

>>5617137
Exactly. if you dip the bread in the sauce it's fucking delicious
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)04:38 UTC+1 No.5617171 Report

Yeah I'm in Virginia.
I own a river house and I take my family out fishing and crabbing regularly.
My mother fries them in some special way, it's how they cook them in Southeast Asia.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)04:45 UTC+1 No.5617198 Report

>>5616840
>cut the face off
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)04:51 UTC+1 No.5617226 Report

>>5617198
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)04:52 UTC+1 No.5617227 Report

>>5617226
kek
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)04:56 UTC+1 No.5617240 Report

>>5616165
D-Delabro?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)05:20 UTC+1 No.5617323 Report

>>5616165

There are blue crabs? Shit. What makes em taste so different from red crabs?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)05:24 UTC+1 No.5617331 Report

>>5617226
Could you imagine how awful this would be if you reincarnated as a crab?

Not saying I wouldn't do it, but GOD, the thought of being decapitated with a pair of scissors makes me shudder.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)05:25 UTC+1 No.5617335 Report

>>5617331
it'll be horrifying if you reincarnated as anything else other than human, honestly.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)06:49 UTC+1 No.5617492 Report

Crab-bros I have a question.

I understand that some crabs, like alaskan king crab, you cook the legs like a lobster and then crack it to eat the meat.

I've never had a soft-shelled crab.

Is it literally the whole crab that has been cooked in some way so you can just slap it between some buns and eat it?

How do I cook crabs that I find in the supermarket next to the fish? They look too small to actually get any leg meat, so I'm wondering what exactly you do with them.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)06:55 UTC+1 No.5617498 Report

No. We have dungeness crabs here. They don't require seasoning to be rendered palatable, either.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)06:56 UTC+1 No.5617499 Report

>>5616888
I loooove dishes like this. They look kinda gross, but taste absolutely amazing.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)07:09 UTC+1 No.5617524 Report

>>5616165
Very popular in the Carolinas, She-crab soup is made from their meat and roe
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)12:32 UTC+1 No.5617983 Report

We cook them in a chili-y, garlic-y tomato sauce in Italy. They're good.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)15:17 UTC+1 No.5618204 Report

>>5617198
>>5617226
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)18:06 UTC+1 No.5618433 Report

South Carolina here, we use blue crab in a lot of our seafood recipes, as well as other crabs. She-crab soup is one that comes to mind immediately.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)01:53 UTC+1 No.5619652 Report

Hello, I am from balkan region state of Albania. Many do not know of that Ablania has rigorous seafood. Many of crabs and lobster we catch in trap is of blue colors. Very popular we found these blue crabs for many year in Albania.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)01:59 UTC+1 No.5619664 Report

>>5619652
Borat?
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)02:09 UTC+1 No.5619685 Report

Korean spicy raw crab commonly made with blue crab. If you haven't had them raw, you're missing out.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)02:32 UTC+1 No.5619731 Report

Blue crab is eaten all over the eastern seaboard. Fuck, i can still remember ordering my first blue crab sandwich. Fucking horrifying, I had no idea what I was ordering.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)04:42 UTC+1 No.5620065 Report

>>5619731
It said "blue crab" on the menu - what the fuck did you expect? A pate, Marie?
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)04:58 UTC+1 No.5620104 Report

SNOW CRAB MASTER RACE REPORTING
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therantfiend 07/21/14(Mon)05:00 UTC+1 No.5620107 Report

i live in baltimore and the blue crab is a 5/10.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)05:51 UTC+1 No.5620223 Report

>>5617240
lmao yeah, newark, where you at
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)06:00 UTC+1 No.5620254 Report

NJ here, there is a korean supermarket near me that sells live female blue crabs. The best part of the females is the eggs if you get lucky. Fucking great. I'm not even sure its legal but damn they taste good.

I usually boil but I will steam next time.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)19:19 UTC+1 No.5621453 Report

>>5616888
As a proud dweller of the chesepeake bay this fills me with so much hate. We catch those motherfuckers and blind them with old bay and steam them and eat them. Soft shell is bullshit that only sissies would eat
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)19:23 UTC+1 No.5621465 Report

>>5621453

More like ignorance, not hate.
Chili crab isn't made with soft shell. That's full-on whole shell crabs in there. And the spices in that stuff make old bay taste like water in comparison.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)12:19 UTC+1 No.5623916 Report

>>5616165
Popular in australia
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)22:59 UTC+1 No.5625101 Report

>>5620223
Same.
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