Jun 24 # 1 of 11
Anyone eat any steamed crabs yet this year? We usually wait until the 4th of July to even consider it. But my wife wants to get some sooner. I've seen that the seafood markets are pushing them. Are they any good yet?
Jun 24 # 2 of 11
Don't tell me you eat live crabs? That sounds nutty.
Jun 24 # 3 of 11
I'm sure Old Bay was referring to live then steamed as oposed to frozen then steamed. No one really eats a live crab unless they have been drinking to much beer. The way the crab's claws move so fast and pinch would be enough to discourage anyone from trying to eat them live. Our family usually waits until sometime after the 4th of July to have our first crab feast. The prices of crabs are so high now we only get to enjoy them a couple times a year.
Jun 24 # 4 of 11
The crabs are steamed live to make sure they're alive. A bad crab is a bad scene, so the crab houses around here check each crab to make sure it's alive before cooking it. Just like lobsters are cooked.
Jun 25 # 5 of 11
Oh I love crabs! Now that you mentione them, I'll probably buy some within the week.
Crab are best cooked live . You can always tell if it was cooked live or not. The flesh is firmer and tastier.