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Old 09-20-2006, 02:31 AM   #1
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How do you eat your crab?

Discovery Channel is doing a re-run of their series "deadliest catch". For those who haven't seen it yet: it's a kind of reality soap about king crab fishers.
Needless to say I'm devoloping a craving for crab. My favourite way of having crab is crab cocktail. A can of king crab (fresh is almost impossible to get here) mixed with a hard boiled egg (finely cut), a few tbspoons of home made mayo, a sqeeze of ketchup, a few drops of worchestshire sauce, a little white pepper and some freshly chopped parsley.
But how do you like your crab (if you like it at all)?

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Old 09-20-2006, 02:51 AM   #2
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Steamed and dipped in clarified butter.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:00 AM   #3
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The 3 all-time best crab dishes I swear by are:

1. Baked in garlic, pepper, butter and lemon (from a Spanish bistro in Manila)
2. Black pepper crab (in Singapore)
3. Chili crab (in Singapore)

The last two are cooked with crabs imported from Sri Lanka (Ceylon). I've never cooked these dishes myself. I have found some recipes but I don't think they'll be as good as eating them there.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:38 AM   #4
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as of recently i enjoy crab cakes with a roasted red pepper remoulade sauce. its pretty traditional but not to be forgotton.
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:53 AM   #5
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I am ashamed to say I rarely get a chance to enjoy a real crab (I mean fresh). I haven't had one for a long time, as neither Cris or I are sure how to prepare them correctly, removing the shell etc.

We do occasionally use the ones in a tin, and make a nice salad with avocado, tossed with a mixture of mayonnaise and sour cream, squeeze of lemon juice, a little chive and a dash of white pepper.

It makes a nice savoury crepe filling, too, with a wine cream sauce with lots of flat leaved parsley.
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:34 AM   #6
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I'm lucky enough to live by the Sea so we often eat fresh crab and for me by far the best way is to simply boil it and then eat with nice fresh salad leaves and home cooked granary bread spread with real butter.

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As fast as I can so I get more than anyone else.
When I get to enjoy a fresh crab next time, this will surely be the way to go for me too
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I like to eat mine steamed with butter, lemon, and reckless abandon.

When I want to do crabcakes I also make mine with a pureed roasted red pepper coulis - there is also some of that in the crabcake recipe. YUM!!! This is my second favorite way as it is mostly crab, not filler.
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I'd love to know a good crab cake recipe - yum!

Crab is expensive around here, like $30/lb.
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