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Old 04-30-2010, 02:37 PM
 
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how do you prepare it? Clean/steam, clean/boil, whole/steam, whole/boil? When I get some, when ever that might be, I want to know how to prepare. Blues get mushy when boiled, do dunge's?

Thanks for all help. It's my next project of teach'n the me, wife, and kids new things. Hope they are in season late July/early August.(best time for me to make.)

Thanks all. Have a good weekend.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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The last time we got dungeness crab, we asked the fishmonger (I like saying that word ) how to prepare it because the time before, it was very mushy.

The crabs had been frozen when we bought them and he said to put them in the fridge, on the bottom shelf (where it keeps coldest) overnight. Then, the next evening for dinner, just let them get to room temperature and dig in.

They were PERFECT!
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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Thanks, D. I'm want'n fresh/live crab. I want them to have the whole experience. I didn't say that in my post, sorry.

BTW, cold crab is good? What did ya dip it in, if anything?

Later, D.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Thanks, D. I'm want'n fresh/live crab. I want them to have the whole experience. I didn't say that in my post, sorry.

BTW, cold crab is good? What did ya dip it in, if anything?

Later, D.
Y'know, I was thinking right after I wrote my post, "Hmmm, the crab that we got HAD TO HAVE BEEN COOKED!!! Am I telling the Captain to eat RAW CRAB????"

Cold crab is GREAT, and we dipped it in NOTHING! It was really that good -- that it didn't need any dipping sauce.

Enjoy your crab, Captain, whenever you happen to get it.

PS. You knew that I had to be the D of DandJ, right, because no guy would say that he likes the word fishmonger? LOL!
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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Y'know, I was thinking right after I wrote my post, "Hmmm, the crab that we got HAD TO HAVE BEEN COOKED!!! Am I telling the Captain to eat RAW CRAB????"

Cold crab is GREAT, and we dipped it in NOTHING! It was really that good -- that it didn't need any dipping sauce.

Enjoy your crab, Captain, whenever you happen to get it.

PS. You knew that I had to be the D of DandJ, right, because no guy would say that he likes the word fishmonger? LOL!
LOL, your right...we/guys usually say "hey ya dirty ba$tard, whats fresh and good today?!" Fishmongers out here are called "retired".

Cold and no butter?! Must be good stuff come'n from a blue crab area. May I ask what you like most? Dunge's, blue, snow, king? Or CRAWDADS!!! No serious, what is your guys' fav? Kids around, they have a fav?

Thanks D.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Most shellfish is like a slice of heaven for me (I just finished dinner -- shrimp!) but I've gotta tell you, those dunganess crabs are to die for. (Hmmm. Heaven. Die. I'm sensing a morbid theme.)

I'm not as familiar with crab as I "should" be, but dunganess is definitely my favorite. It's a sweet treat.
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Wow hey Capt. think the latest in the year they crab for dungeness is maybe June and that's in Alaska. You might be very hard pressed to find fresh uncooked in July or August. You will probably be able to find cooked and have it shipped for a hefty fee. The season usually runs from November in California to June in Alaska. Good luck because it is a sweet treat.

We usually buy ours no later than March. After that they come trucked in already cooked from up the coast. I live in the central valley in California. During the "Crab Season" every non profit group known to mankind in California has Dungeness crab feeds to raise money. The ones in January are the best because you know the crab comes right out of the ports along the California Coast. My Dad runs a crab feed for a non-profit and he gets his shipped in cooked marinated and precracked from Oregon.
I must say that pre-cooked crab from Oregon tastes about as good as any I cook myself.

At my house we don't usually eat hot fresh crab anymore. We found that cooking, shoving it directly into ice overnight and eating it ice cold the next day with different dipping sauces tastes the best for us. HOWEVER, my favorite crab dish is hot dungeness crab cooked in a spicy black-bean sauce. The best comes from Chinatown restaurants in San Francisco.

Good luck and peace out. BDD
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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Thanks D.

Dirty(), thanks. Winter actually works better for me anyway. Dec-Jan is slow farm'n months and great family get togethers. I'll look into that.

Sounds like cold wins so far. Now I'll have to buy some cooked and some live to get the whole experience. $$$ Jerks.

BTW, I remember where you live, Dirty! You sorry POS.

You guys are great, thank you. have a good weekend.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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I always like crab steamed instead of boiled... with plenty of old bay over the top. Boiling makes it mushy...
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Old 07-23-2022, 06:25 AM
 
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Dungeness Crab (restaurants, frozen, shrimp, marinated)
I always wondered what Dungeness Crab was, as in the UK Dungeness conjured up a very different type of seaside area.

I don't think many Brits would like the idea of tucking in to Dungeness crab.

Dungeness nuclear power stations - Wikipedia

Cromer Crab in Norfolk is a famous British seaside town linked to the crab industry, and there are numerous others around the coastline, however Dungeness is definitely not one of them.

The Famous Cromer Crab - Norfolk Nowich
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