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Crab Season

Avy

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Jan 24, 2006
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It has begun,along with the Wonderful Pot Harvest. Lovely how the Two come together each year. Anyway,we have the Dungeness Crab here. I have a wonderful Pickeled Crab Recipe,of course you must eat it Cold. I was thinking this year I would have it before the Turkey along with my Collard Greens. A Scooby Snack before Supper to hold off the Insane Hunger. Do Monkey’s eat Crab?

Avy
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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Friend of mine worked out on the sound and would pull a crab out of his pot every day during crab season and ultimately came down with gout because of it. Used to mooch crabs off of him but haven't had any since my free supply dried out.
 

Jm_

sled dog's bollocks
Jan 14, 2002
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Dungenous kind of tastes like dirt to me. I like snow crab, but too much work for too little payoff. That leaves the king.
 

Avy

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Dungenous kind of tastes like dirt to me. I like snow crab, but too much work for too little payoff. That leaves the king.
Jm my Brother,I love the way you make me laugh. Dry,but funny. I have to say this has tobe the worst post I have read by you.

Dungy taste like Dirt? A Beat taste like Dirt Brother. A Dungy has tobe one of the sweetest Crabs on Earth. You don’t need Butter or anything. Like good Corn,just Sweet. Tell me Where you ate the Dungy? How many have you ate? I must know!

Avy
 

Jm_

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Jan 14, 2002
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Jm my Brother,I love the way you make me laugh. Dry,but funny. I have to say this has tobe the worst post I have read by you.

Dungy taste like Dirt? A Beat taste like Dirt Brother. A Dungy has tobe one of the sweetest Crabs on Earth. You don’t need Butter or anything. Like good Corn,just Sweet. Tell me Where you ate the Dungy? How many have you ate? I must know!

Avy
Many, Dungenous was "the crab" to get back in SF, most serious places offering it sold what was caught locally outside the bay. I always would go for it on my birthday. Up in Seattle too. That's where I realized I didn't really like the meat nearly as much as snow and king. Maybe I was spoiled by king, but it tastes far better to me.
 

jstuhlman

bagpipe wanker
Dec 3, 2009
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this makes me sad. became allergic to shrimp, crab, and lobster when i was about 30. ironic, as i used to love them and worked as a sternman for a number of summers. people say sometimes the reaction stops when you get older but i'm not willing to test those waters. suppose i could do a test at the dr's....
 

Jm_

sled dog's bollocks
Jan 14, 2002
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this makes me sad. became allergic to shrimp, crab, and lobster when i was about 30. ironic, as i used to love them and worked as a sternman for a number of summers. people say sometimes the reaction stops when you get older but i'm not willing to test those waters. suppose i could do a test at the dr's....
Ouch, that sucks man.

I'm not huge into seafood, but halibut, crab and shrimp are up there pretty high for me.
 

Avy

Monkey
Jan 24, 2006
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this makes me sad. became allergic to shrimp, crab, and lobster when i was about 30. ironic, as i used to love them and worked as a sternman for a number of summers. people say sometimes the reaction stops when you get older but i'm not willing to test those waters. suppose i could do a test at the dr's....
What happens,you‘re face blow up? That does suck. I would check with Dr. for sure.

Avy
 

jstuhlman

bagpipe wanker
Dec 3, 2009
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What happens,you‘re face blow up? That does suck. I would check with Dr. for sure.

Avy
no face swelling/throat closing...body just waits an hour or so and then violently ejects everything within until it can no more....it's a lovely experience, let me tell you.
 

Avy

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Jan 24, 2006
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Many, Dungenous was "the crab" to get back in SF, most serious places offering it sold what was caught locally outside the bay. I always would go for it on my birthday. Up in Seattle too. That's where I realized I didn't really like the meat nearly as much as snow and king. Maybe I was spoiled by king, but it tastes far better to me.
Well,you had the Location right. Still, Dirt is way off. No King or Snow this year. Snow Crab is a Joke,Crazy expensive and slim Pickens as you said. You might as well get a Lobster if going King,better and cheaper.

There is so many Crabs I have not eaten. Blue,Coconut,Mud,not to mention many Local ones I know not of? I always wanted the “Claws Only“ Crab in Florida,can’t think of the name? I would still put the Dungy up to the Pepsi challenge on all of them though.

Avy
 

Montana rider

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Mar 14, 2005
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Well,you had the Location right. Still, Dirt is way off. No King or Snow this year. Snow Crab is a Joke,Crazy expensive and slim Pickens as you said. You might as well get a Lobster if going King,better and cheaper.

There is so many Crabs I have not eaten. Blue,Coconut,Mud,not to mention many Local ones I know not of? I always wanted the “Claws Only“ Crab in Florida,can’t think of the name? I would still put the Dungy up to the Pepsi challenge on all of them though.

Avy
Stone crabs are the "sustainable" ones from Florida where they pull one arm off.

I'm from Baltimore, so grew up eating blues, but the majority of blue crabs now a days come from the Gulf of Mexico/Texas and are shipped up.

Blue crabs are all about day drinking, and getting Old Bay in your finger cuts (and the heavy metal laden fatty liver mustard, yummy bottom feeders)

One does not move to Montana for the seafood though we get good stuff (fish) flown in 3x week from AK.

Great now I'm hungry for crabs, but alas canned crab meat from Costco is /////lobster pricing due to shortage of pickers / labor intensive...

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ETA: Utz Crab Chips vs. Herr's Old Bay Chips, who you got:

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Avy

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Jan 24, 2006
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Stone crabs are the "sustainable" ones from Florida where they pull one arm off.

I'm from Baltimore, so grew up eating blues, but the majority of blue crabs now a days come from the Gulf of Mexico/Texas and are shipped up.

Blue crabs are all about day drinking, and getting Old Bay in your finger cuts (and the heavy metal laden fatty liver mustard, yummy bottom feeders)

One does not move to Montana for the seafood though we get good stuff (fish) flown in 3x week from AK.

Great now I'm hungry for crabs, but alas canned crab meat from Costco is /////lobster pricing due to shortage of pickers / labor intensive...

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ETA: Utz Crab Chips vs. Herr's Old Bay Chips, who you got:

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I would Love to eat that right now,so many times I have seen such wonders on TV. Old Bay is also the favorite for CrawFish as well I guess? Never had a CrawFish Boil either.

Those Blues are Fried no Brother? No dipping sauce right?
I thought Pabst Blue Ribbon was the choice for Beer?
Why no more Blues where you at?

Avy
 

Montana rider

Turbo Monkey
Mar 14, 2005
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I would Love to eat that right now,so many times I have seen such wonders on TV. Old Bay is also the favorite for CrawFish as well I guess? Never had a CrawFish Boil either.

Those Blues are Fried no Brother? No dipping sauce right?
I thought Pabst Blue Ribbon was the choice for Beer?
Why no more Blues where you at?

Avy
Crabs are steamed, unless softshell in which case fried.

Some folks dip their lump crab meat in butter but is not necessary.

Picking crabs is very labor intensive so you usually get tired before you get "full"

Natty Boh was THE OG cheap (@ $6/case of 24) Maryland beer growing up, but any yellow beer will do.

Much of the open space around the Bay which formerly allowed rainwater to soak in, has been replaced by subdivisions asphalt / culverts.

That along with overuse of fertilizers and related nitrogen / algae blooms have crushed the crab/oyster production...

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Avy

Monkey
Jan 24, 2006
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Crabs are steamed, unless softshell in which case fried.

Some folks dip their lump crab meat in butter but is not necessary.

Picking crabs is very labor intensive so you usually get tired before you get "full"

Natty Boh was THE OG cheap (@ $6/case of 24) Maryland beer growing up, but any yellow beer will do.

Much of the open space around the Bay which formerly allowed rainwater to soak in, has been replaced by subdivisions asphalt / culverts.

That along with overuse of fertilizers and related nitrogen / algae blooms have crushed the crab/oyster production...

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Wow,that is sobering. Though it is the same Everywhere,some worse than others. That is why I have such a Hard time having a Good Attitude. Thank You for the chart’s and time on it. No Kings this year,many of our Dungy season’s have been shut down due to Algae pollution. I think the King‘s went to Colder Waters,which would be Russia. I have no Idea what would happen if this were true? Hopefully I am wrong,but I don’t think I am.

Avy
 

Avy

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Jan 24, 2006
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no face swelling/throat closing...body just waits an hour or so and then violently ejects everything within until it can no more....it's a lovely experience, let me tell you.
How does the Dr.Test for this tobe sure? I don’t get it. Let’s give my Brother a taste of Crab and see what happens? You poor Lad.

Avy
 

jdcamb

Tool Time!
Feb 17, 2002
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this makes me sad. became allergic to shrimp, crab, and lobster when i was about 30. ironic, as i used to love them and worked as a sternman for a number of summers. people say sometimes the reaction stops when you get older but i'm not willing to test those waters. suppose i could do a test at the dr's....
Stern man. Worst job ever. Everyone on the boats is a junkie or drunk.
 

jonKranked

Detective Dookie
Nov 10, 2005
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my wife is from maryland. she always raved about what a good time eating steamed old bay crabs are. her mom got some once, i did not see the appeal. too much effort IMO.
 

Jm_

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Jan 14, 2002
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Lobster is cheaper and better then crab. Between the claws and the tails, you get a better experience in my opinion.
It always tastes kind of rubbery to me. Not sure if it's just shitty lobster that I've had, but that's been my experience. Liked crawdads though, we used to catch them in the CA Delta.
 

jdcamb

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It always tastes kind of rubbery to me. Not sure if it's just shitty lobster that I've had, but that's been my experience. Liked crawdads though, we used to catch them in the CA Delta.
Are not crawdads just tiney tiny lobsters? mudbugs, Crawfish.
 

Avy

Monkey
Jan 24, 2006
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Pot Liqa,The most important part of Proper Greens. You all have no idea what I’m talkin bout. 4 lbs of Smoked NeckBones,and 2 1/2 lbs of Smoked Pork Hock. I was going to get Turkey,but they had no Wings. I will cook that for 2 Day’s before adding the Greens. More details and a Picture to come. Oh,I have to have a Case of Greens,24 Bunches for that much meat,but Crazy as it sound’s,it’s not that much.

Avy
 

Avy

Monkey
Jan 24, 2006
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Pot Liqa,The most important part of Proper Greens. You all have no idea what I’m talkin bout. 4 lbs of Smoked NeckBones,and 2 1/2 lbs of Smoked Pork Hock. I was going to get Turkey,but they had no Wings. I will cook that for 2 Day’s before adding the Greens. More details and a Picture to come. Oh,I have to have a Case of Greens,24 Bunches for that much meat,but Crazy as it sound’s,it’s not that much.

Avy
Well,tommorow morning I get the Greens and Crab. Pot Liqa is ready,just have to drain and clean Bones.

Avy
 

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