Maybe it's because I am planning out our Seven Fishes dinner for Christmas Eve? Thinking about paella... or cioppino...
Check out the Cute boyfriend; getting ready to dump the crab pots in the bay!
(I just take the pictures, and let everyone else touch the crabs!)
Rock crabs do not fall into the same category, but we throw back the non-keepers of those too.
Looks like we caught some crabby keepers!
And now for the cooking! Everybody gets a turn.
Boiling actual clean saltwater really is the best. Throw the crabs in the pot of boiling water, and then cook for 15 minutes. Flush with cold water rinse immediately. We use a garden hose in the backyard - much easier and less messy than in your kitchen.
(This is my dad's secret crab success, other crabbers may have different ideas)
Done. Ready for cleaning and eating - get out the crab crackers!
Now, for the hard (gross) part...
She eventually got the hang of it and between she and my mom, they cleaned our haul of crabs for the day!
(Geez, now she thinks she's Crab Queen.)
All in all, a pretty fabulous day. Salmon on the barbeque, courtesy of my dad and Tom (with a martini or two!) and tons of dungeness crab. A veritable Pacific Northwest feast.
All topped off with s'mores and a lovely beachfire....
Well, that was fun, now I had better get back to shipping and ordering for our customers at Caron's.
Sure was great though to relive our summer day!