Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Crabbin'

We're having lots of fun hanging out at the beach this week!
Today, we caught crab since we can only set pots Wednesdays through Saturdays. Our Dungeness crab season started last Wednesday and will end Labor Day weekend, so when we have a chance, we go crabbin'.
After we catch the crab, we have to sort the males from the females. You can see the difference, the girl on the left has a wide abdomen, and the boy on the right has a narrow abdomen.
We also have to measure the male crabs to make sure they are legal keepers.
Here they are lined up waiting for the water to boil....
Into the pot they go. When the water returns to a boil, we cook them for 12-15 minutes.
Once they're done cookin' we take the backs off and clean out the guts.
Now, we're ready to crack and eat!
I made myself a Crab Louie for lunch.
Oh, how I love fresh crab!

3 comments:

Connie said...

I think I'd rather do "shrimping"!! I love love LOVE shrimp!!!!
Smoochies,
Connie

LiLi M. said...

Mmm looks delicious to me! So nice that you are enjoying the summer. Here our kids are still going to school...even next week...but after that...I hope to go to the beach as well. Have a nice time with your kids!

ceekay said...

I love shrimp too, but I would love some of that fresh crab. Interesting biology lesson too...I am going to have to use that when we watch the crab fisherman. My hubby will think I am brillant!