Live Blue Crabs


Posted on 7th September, by Richie in Weekly Catch. No Comments

Live Blue Crabs

Crabs have a few natural escape mechanism and one of it is autotomy which allows it to remove a limb in order to escape.  They are willing to sacrifice a limb to free itself. Therefore, when placed in a pot full of crabs, their instinct is to drop its claw to escape.  To avoid losing a crab leg, you can immerse it in ice-water for several minutes before cooking so the crab could be in a dormant or “sleeping” state.  Another option is to poke a sharp object into the crab’s “head”, in the shell underneath the mouth, to instantly kill it before cooking.

 

Price: $6.50/half dozen  or  $12.00/dozen





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