I like Crabs, Do You?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC

 

I like crabs, do you?

originally posted on Liz Loadholt
Mama Liz


OK, living on the coast can cause you to learn to like a lot of different types of “sea animals”.

boys crabbing

Going crabbing with the children is so much fun.  How does one go about “crabbing”?

Well, professionals use crab traps.  But those of us non-professionals use chicken necks and string or nets.




What is necessary to go on a crabbing adventure with the children?
1) chicken necks
2) string
3) bucket
4) net to scoop them up

Tie a long string around the chicken neck and throw into the water.  Oh, BTW, you do not absolutely have to have salt water, but brackish water will do tool.

Little boy scooping up crabs with a net

When a crab starts to nibble on the chicken neck, you start pulling on the string gently. You don’t want to pull too quickly because the crab may turn loose.  When you get the crab close enough that you can scoop it up, do so. Put the crab in the bucket that has water in it.  Without water, the crabs will die before you can get them home.



crabs cooking in a pot


To cook crabs:
  1. Pour 5 litres of water into a large saucepan and add around 5 tablespoons of sea salt. Bring to a rapid boil.
  2. Grasp the live crab by the back legs and drop it into the water headfirst. For a more humane method, as you grasp the crab by the legs, stroke the top of its head until it falls asleep and then slowly drop it into the boiling water.
  3. Bring the water back to the boil and only then start timing.
  4. You should cook large crabs (about 2lb) for around 15 - 20 minutes, whilst smaller crabs will only need around 8 - 10 minutes.
  5. Once the water has started to boil again, reduce the heat and simmer for the required time. The crab's shell should turn a bright orange when done.
  6. When the crabs are done, immerse them for a few seconds in cold water so that cooking stops and they do not overcook.cooked crabs on a plate
  7. Serve immediately with hot melted butter or let the crabs cool down in their shell until they are cool enough for you to remove the meat and refrigerate it until further use.
  8. Crabs are also delicious cold.


Looking for a great home where you and the children can crab from your very own dock? Look no further, click to see where: deep water home.


 

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Comments (10)

Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

You made me hungry for crabs. Thanks for the post..

May 12, 2011 09:35 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Oh Liz, I do love crab, but thank goodness I can get it from the seafood counter at my market.  Cause if to get it I had to see/touch a chicken neck... well I just wouldn't have any crab ever again. LOL

May 12, 2011 09:58 AM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Liz - my favorite form of crab is Stone Crab claws. And then dungeness crab. And then crab sushi but who cares what type of crab that is. Great how to for both catching and cooking. And rarely do I ever hear or see the word "whilst" used in common conversation.

May 12, 2011 10:10 AM
Judy Jennings
Top Agent Plus - Middleboro, MA
Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.

Liz - My husband and I used to rent a home on Crab Creek Lane and we used to go crabbing often. It was fun and the bounty was delicious! Thanks for the memory.

May 12, 2011 10:17 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

How lucky are you!  You made me hungry for crabs !!!!

Helpfulhannah

May 12, 2011 04:49 PM
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Robert --- thanks for stopping by -- hope you get to eat some crabs soon.

May 14, 2011 08:18 AM
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Tammy --- thanks for stopping by -- we enjoy crabbing with the grandchildren.

May 14, 2011 08:19 AM
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Mike --- thanks for stopping by -- "whilst" comes from my background 

May 14, 2011 08:20 AM
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Hello, Judy -- thanks for stopping by and it is good to hear from you.

May 14, 2011 08:21 AM
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Hannah -- good to see you and thanks for stopping by -- 

May 14, 2011 08:21 AM

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