Many people prefer to clean their crabs before cooking. The resulting sections require less water for boiling and result in a cleaner table product.
If handling live crabs proves to be a problem when removing the back, the crab can be killed quickly by a blow to the abdomen….
Crabs are crustaceans. Female Crabs are called “hens”; male crabs are called “cocks.” Males are very narrow tails and larger claws. Females have broader tails that are somewhat heart-shaped. Which species of Crab is popular where depends basically on what’s available there: in Europe, it’s the Spider and Brown Crabs; in North America, on the Atlantic Coast, it’s Blue Crabs, and on the Pacific Coast, Dungeness Crabs. In the UK, the most commonly sold crab […]
Fish and shellfish contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients and are an important part of a healthful diet. In fact, a well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fish and shellfish can contribute to heart health and aid in children’s proper growth and development. As with any type of food, however, it is important to handle seafood safely in order to reduce the risk of foodborne illness, often called “food poisoning.” Follow these basic food safety tips for buying, preparing, and storing fish and shellfish — and you and your family can safely enjoy the fine taste and good nutrition of seafood.