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Old 07-14-2011, 03:53 AM   #11
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Timothy are the clusters the crabs claw?
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Timothy are the clusters the crabs claw?
I googled it, apparently it's all the sections of edible meat on the crab. Legs and claws sold in clusters.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:10 AM   #13
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Guess it depends on the species of crab, but we get more meat from the bodies than from the legs and claws.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:19 AM   #14
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That sounds delicous! I'm trying it on the next batch!
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:22 AM   #15
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Usually one of the pichers is taken off and the crab are put back into the ocean.
Here, they do that by law with only "Stone Crab". "Rock Crab" and "Stone Crab" are two different kinds however. Stone Crab have one tiny claw that is left on the crab and one claw that looks like it's from a prehistoric monster. The only part that can be legally eaten from a Stone Crab is the large claw. It grows back.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:30 AM   #16
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How'd it go, Timothy?

I'm taken back to a time when I lived along the northern California coast... a working musician friend of mine would call me on any weekend nights off, and we'd be up half the night dockside with our crab traps, trading harmonica riffs. As long as they had a pair, we'd snip one pincer to put on ice and toss all the rock crabs back. The biggest one of the night, I'd keep to boil or steam whole. If a legal dungeness ever fell for one of our traps though, we would dual each other with a couple 12-bar solos. Sometimes, he'd even concede me winner of the crustacean out of pity.

The frozen rock crabs we get at our local market are all claws. They're okay, but I prefer clusters of snow.
I got side-tracked last night and actually ended up stopping at a Burger King and eating a nasty burger! Ha! Shame on me! I was showing my two websites to some folks and got tied up until much later than I intended. It was a friendly meeting with drinks...too many drinks..., and the time just slid away. I'm going to pick up some Rock Crabs this evening and eat them! I'll let you know how they turn out!

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Old 07-14-2011, 09:32 AM   #17
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Timothy are the clusters the crabs claw?
Yes, it's the claw and the "shoulder" meat. Looks just like a snow crab cluster, but much smaller and tighter. I'll snap a picture of one tonight before attacking it, and post it here. haha
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OK I would the gently crack the shell of the claws, heat some oil in a wok fry some ginger then garlic add some yellow bean paste fry till it smells good , add the claws and fry, add chicken stock,rice wine,soy sauce, sliced chili, tomato sauce, fish sauce, sugar and quartered toms, cook for about 5 mins, add a bit of corn starch if the sauce is thin
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OK I would the gently crack the shell of the claws, heat some oil in a wok fry some ginger then garlic add some yellow bean paste fry till it smells good , add the claws and fry, add chicken stock,rice wine,soy sauce, sliced chili, tomato sauce, fish sauce, sugar and quartered toms, cook for about 5 mins, add a bit of corn starch if the sauce is thin
Holy Cooked Crab-meat Batman! That sounds really good! I've never used bean paste. Do you make it or buy it? Maybe serve this over rice? Man oh man, you made my mouth water!
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I use ready made yellow bean paste, its also very good in chicken and cashew.
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