A Bit Crabby

by Melissa Borg
October 16, 2020

I have a confession. I'm a desert rat through and through, which means I have never cooked crab before. Yet it is my sister's birthday and her request for her birthday dinner are the crustaceans.

Hello search engine, you're my new best friend. I learned quite a bit in my link jumping like how incredibly expensive Alaskan Red King Crab. My wallet whimpered at the thought. I also found out that there are "tasty" crab varieties that I can get without making my pocketbook weep.

Well, tasty is a bit of an oxymoron for me. I'm not a big fan of shelled seafood. My normal term for them is bottom feeders. They look like water scorpions and I wouldn't eat scorpions either.

Despite my eating habits, I'm always willing to try new recipes. So onward to trying to find a store with high-quality crab to cook 400 miles inland from the sea. My father informed me that he doesn't have crab crackers. One step at a time. Once I buy the crab, I'll know if we need those tools or not.

An oldie but one of best car commercials, my family & I quote it often.

For now, I know where to go, what to buy, additional tools I may or may not need, how to cook the little pinchie things, and what sides to serve so the food adventure begins. Fingers crossed that I don't mess this up.

Are you comfortable cooking crab? Do you have a cooking to-try list? What is the most ambitious recipe you have yet to try?

To the kitchen for cooking adventures.


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