I cooked dungeness crab for the first time in my life tonight. I love crab. Lori loves crab. We don't love spending $25-$35 at a restaurant to eat them. So, in trying to take advantage of the asian market near us, I got 2 live ones for dinner tonight and boiled them up. Couldn't be easier. And buying them at the market they are only about $8 each. I also made some garlic noodles to go along with them.
I was a bit nervous about this as I've never killed a live animal by boiling before. They definitely resisted going in. Lori was more squeamish than me and she didn't even have to clean the bastards. I decided to go the boil first, clean second route. I couldn't bring myself to tear apart a live crab with my bare hands. But next time for sure. I was concentrating too much during the cleaning to really think about being squeamish. It wasn't bad at all!
Yum, ocean bugs.