About lobsters and crabs

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  1. oxymoron profile image53
    oxymoronposted 8 years ago

    Share what you know about crabs and lobsters

  2. TheGlassSpider profile image68
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    The prettiest and best tasting crabs are the ones you'll find in the brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay...Yes, I'm talking about the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab.

    And yes, I'm biased...but welcome other people's opinions.

    ETA: Ummm...aren't they arthropods? There's a fun fact.

  3. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Australian fresh water crays or marron are bluish green and taste wonderful!

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image68
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How do you cook them there?

      In Maryland they steam the crabs whole (sometimes with beer) and sprinkle Old Bay seasoning on them. Well, that's if you're eating them whole anyway...Sometimes they make crab cakes out of them, or if the season is right, they deep fry the soft shell crabs and put them on a sandwich....Oh man, I've gotta get back to Baltimore. I haven't had good seafood in years. sad

  4. mikelong profile image70
    mikelongposted 8 years ago

    Imitating their movements makes for great exercise..

    The Crab Walk:

    http://www.frixo.com/sites/fitness/exercises/pics/crab2.jpg

  5. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Actually, Spider, many "experts" have rated the taste of the Apalachicola blue crab above the Chesapeake crab. I don't think the water in the Apalach Bay is as polluted.

    What else do I know about crabs? How to catch 'em, how to kill 'em before cooking, how to cook 'em, and how to eat 'em! I wrote several hubs about these very topics!

    What do I know about lobsters? They taste great!

  6. blondepoet profile image66
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Omg crabs and lobsters oh this is just too much for me mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... smile smile

  7. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    BP, I made crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp for dinner tonight!

    1. blondepoet profile image66
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Omg you are joking Habee!!!

    2. profile image0
      mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      throw in some lobster bisque, I will bring the ale smile

      1. blondepoet profile image66
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh this threesome is so on!!!!!!

  8. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I don't like ale. Can I have a white wine instead??

    1. blondepoet profile image66
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes me too I like a sweet wine.

  9. Lita C. Malicdem profile image60
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 8 years ago

    Crabs and lobsters abound in the nearby river here in our place. They taste good but you have to know your cholesterol level first before you could really enjoy eating them. They're best cooked in very little water and salt.

    1. figment profile image81
      figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      keep the crabs away from me, unless they're dipped in butter. lol smile

  10. Freya Cesare profile image79
    Freya Cesareposted 8 years ago

    I only have two words about Crab and Lobster: Yumm Yumm! big_smile

  11. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

    They're delicious!  :-)

    1. oxymoron profile image53
      oxymoronposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Which one better?

  12. profile image0
    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years ago

    I'm confused... This is posted in the Pets & Animals section. Is the OP looking for information about lobsters & crabs as pets? Or did they post in the wrong section and mean to put it under food?

    Since everybody else already covered the food part, I guess I'll provide some info about crabs as pets... hermit crabs, to be specific.

    Um... Hermit crabs are a pretty popular pet for children and adults. They are pretty easy to care for. It is best to keep them in a bird cage with sand and pebbles at the bottom. You always need to have a few shells of various sizes inside the cage. They molt according to their age. The younger crabs molt a lot more often than the older crabs. They drink water out of a sponge and eat crab cake things you can find at any pet store. They kind of stink and there is a proper way to hold them so to avoid being pinched. Really not good to carry them around by their shells, but that is the only way to pick them up. If you want to actually hold them, you need to keep them on the palm of your hand and keep it stretched tightly. The more contact you have with them, the friendlier they become.

    I don't know anything about lobsters as pets. I think there is a cute little green crab that is a good salt water pet though too.

 
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