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Old 08-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #21 
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I saw a blue crab at the beach once in CT at low tide. It was pretty big. It was so pretty and it jumped out of the water snapping at me with its claws! I wouldn't eat it because it was too pretty and cute. Though I don't think it would have made a good pet either because it was so aggressive!
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #22 
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In Vietnam we would take a bucket put something isn't inside to attract the crasbs and them dig a hole and once they got into the bucket they never got out :)
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:30 PM   #23 
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if it's claw is anything like a lobster you could loose a finger. There is a reason lobsters have bands on their claws. They would also mangle their tank mates while waiting to become supper.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:39 PM   #24 
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@ silver fang...these blue crabs can reach a whoping jumbo size and have massive claws...to tell you the power they have i once held both ends of the large claw of one of these blues and i used both hands to hold each claw..to my surprise the crab closed its claw and my hands were brought back together...although i tried hard to open it ..it was too much force to be pry open.



OK as promised here are the pics of teh cleaned crabs ...

Note: as seen here they are not as yet ready for the pot..further cleaning must take place to remove extra dirt and any bacteria.






And now the extremely tasty mouth watering curried crab, dumplings and potatoes :)..very very tasty i guarantee you :)..spic for crab lovers its a must!

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:40 PM   #25 
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Not gonna lie, looks gross, but I'm sure it tasted amazing!
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:14 PM   #26 
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Just melted butter for me
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:42 AM   #27 
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I would grill them and then dip them in a noisette butter with a little bit of lemon

The only problem when shellfish is covered in a sauce is you have to scrub their shells down REALLY well before you cook them.
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