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Old 12-16-2011, 06:51 PM   #141
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Crawfish, crawdads, crab, lobsters, andything with legs and wiskers.
If a plate of these of any of these were sat down in front of me I'd probably
fall over backward in my chair screaming and roll out the room!
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I love your reply, GLC! Perfect! Nikki, they are delicious! OMG, crab meat is one of my absolute favorite foods in the world!
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:39 PM   #142
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Crawfish, crawdads, crab, lobsters, andything with legs and wiskers.
If a plate of these of any of these were sat down in front of me I'd probably
fall over backward in my chair screaming and roll out the room!
My DH doesn't eat arthropods either, but I do.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:00 PM   #143
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OMG, crab meat is one of my absolute favorite foods in the world!
In my youth (c. 1960) we would drive to the far east end of Galveston Island, taking a bunch of broom handle size stakes, some string, and some horse meat joints. Tie a joint to 8 feet of string, tied to a stake in three feet of water. Go out every ten minutes or so and shake blue crabs into a net. We collected a big tub of them in short order most every Saturday. If I could do that now, with the price of crabs, I could make a living at it. I had no idea how good we were eating.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:12 PM   #144
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In my youth (c. 1960) we would drive to the far east end of Galveston Island, taking a bunch of broom handle size stakes, some string, and some horse meat joints. Tie a joint to 8 feet of string, tied to a stake in three feet of water. Go out every ten minutes or so and shake blue crabs into a net. We collected a big tub of them in short order most every Saturday. If I could do that now, with the price of crabs, I could make a living at it. I had no idea how good we were eating.
There's a lake here in St. Augustine named "Guano Lake" that has a Northern half that is all fresh water and a southern half that is Salt Water due to a back-feed from the Intracoastal waterway to the Ocean. The Blue Crab that can be caught there on a crab-line like you describe are plentiful and huge. So are the shrimp caught there.

It's a bit nerve-racking to have an alligator picking the chicken necks off your crab line while you're working the other end, but the gators won't bother you unless you wave your hands under the water like a fish in trouble. Then, they'll take it off at the wrist.

I mostly buy my crabs now. I've gotten too lazy to go net them and I buy my shrimp from my friends who net them. Huge 6 inch long Jumbos for $3 a pound. I stock up on them every year.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:34 PM   #145
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In my youth (c. 1960) we would drive to the far east end of Galveston Island, taking a bunch of broom handle size stakes, some string, and some horse meat joints. Tie a joint to 8 feet of string, tied to a stake in three feet of water. Go out every ten minutes or so and shake blue crabs into a net. We collected a big tub of them in short order most every Saturday. If I could do that now, with the price of crabs, I could make a living at it. I had no idea how good we were eating.
So how do you catch the horses?
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:50 PM   #146
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In my youth (c. 1960) we would drive to the far east end of Galveston Island, taking a bunch of broom handle size stakes, some string, and some horse meat joints. Tie a joint to 8 feet of string, tied to a stake in three feet of water. Go out every ten minutes or so and shake blue crabs into a net. We collected a big tub of them in short order most every Saturday. If I could do that now, with the price of crabs, I could make a living at it. I had no idea how good we were eating.
I grew up with lobsters to be had on a daily basis. After a Nor'easter we would go down to the water and pick them off the beach. And then I married a fisherman who would bring home lobsters galore. Don't want to eat them again for a lifetime. Then we moved to South Texas and he went shrimping. I would have preferred that he bring home the crabs he caught on every trip. Blue crabs right out of the Gulf. And he would bring home a 10# bag of shrimp from each trip. Guess what! I have developed an allergy to shellfish.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:32 PM   #147
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Horseradish, spaghetti squash, sea anemone, sea scallops (bay scallops are ok), and eggplant.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:19 AM   #148
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Horseradish, spaghetti squash, sea anemone, sea scallops (bay scallops are ok), and eggplant.
Why bay scallops and not sea scallops? I don't think bay scallops have any flavor.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:26 AM   #149
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My DH doesn't eat arthropods either, but I do.
Actually, they are decopods.

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Water Chestnuts and almonds....gah, can't stand them..
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