You may love the taste of crab, but find the process of eating crab tricky and messy. What if someone told you that there are tools of the trade that make the job much easier and even enjoyable? What if someone told you they can be found in any supermarket in Maryland? Well, read on and learn more about the essential crab-eating utensils!
You dressed nicely for your friend’s crab feast and you don’t what any part of a crab to stain your clothes. No worries, this is where a crab bib comes in. The disposable type will protect your clothes while you enjoy delicious crab.
One of the first tasks of crab-eating is flipping a crab over and removing its apron, the triangular section covering its belly. A good crab knife will be handy for this job. It’s also versatile and can be used for removing the gills beneath the top shell.
This comes in handy if you love the taste of the meat in a crab’s claws. Make sure you get one designed specifically for crab. They should be lightweight and smaller than the kind you find in a hardware store. If it’s too big, a mallet will scatter crab shell fragments all over the table. Worse, small bits of shell will get embedded in the meat.
When you need to crack a crab’s claws and legs, a seafood cracker will make the job easier. They look just like nutcrackers, and you may even use it on a walnut someday. You insert the part of the crab that needs cracking and squeeze the handles.
Crab legs are skinny. For getting the meat out efficiently and quickly, you need a seafood pick. They are narrow and long, allowing you to reach deep, so you get all of the meat inside. A good seafood pick has a very small fork with two prongs on one end and a tiny spoon on the other.
Lovers of fat, juicy crab, and amazing seafood don’t have to drive to Baltimore, Ocean City, Hooper’s Island, or Annapolis anymore. Stay close to home and enjoy wonderful deliciousness all year round at our two new locations in Maryland!
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