Skip to comments.Willing To Eat Crabs? How About Their Relatives The Cicadas?
Posted on 04/30/2013 2:26:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Willing To Eat Crabs? How About Their Relatives The Cicadas? You can find all of the recipes here: http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/pdf/cicada%20recipes.PDF
Are we talking fresh water crabs, salt water crabs or....?
I’ll stick to my blue crabs with Old Bay or Wye River! For any Marylanders out there... a Natty Bo with it doesn’t hurt either.
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Nope......don’t eat bugs.....lol
“Are we talking fresh water crabs, salt water crabs or....?”
There’s not a lot of meat on ....?
The article states that the recipes are from a student at University of Maryland. Thus, salt water blue crabs. As a lifelong Marylander... uh, no thanks!!
Caught a few dozen blue crabs (we call them blue claw crabs here in NY). back in the early 80s. My then 2-3 year old son watched me boil them and then I took one apart and scraped a nice bowl full of nothing but sweet meat in a little bowl for him.
“I’m not eating that.” He said pointing to his bowl “there’s crabs in there”
Of course once I got him to taste it he was hooked.
Never did try no Katy-dids though
Larry the Cicada just doesn't have the same ring to it.
yum . i learned to eat crabs with vinegar up there in your neck of the woods. restaurants think i am nuts passing on the butter for vinegar salt and pepper.
memories of colonial heights VA
He's never looked back ~ opens and eats crabs just like they were frenchfries.
Never even seen a blue crab until I was 26 years of age!
To steam them, I always add some vinegar and beer to the water. Nothing wrong in the world with crabs and vinegar. I have yet to find a true Marylander that used butter. I think they have their “Maryland” card taken back or something? LOL!
You BOILED them?! Say two Hail Mary’s and four Our Father’s. LOL!!
No thanks. I had bugs for lunch.
Sure why not.
I boil or steam hard crabs (liberally sprinkled with old bay seasoning)
sometimes cook them lightly just till they just start to turn red(without old bay) then scoop out the good inards and blend that and put the blended guts and the shelled crab(dead men removed ) into a pot of Italian tomato sausce not cooked too long. Then dump the sauce crabs and all over linguini.
Soft shell gets sautéed in butter
Here on the Gulf Coast we boil crabs, shrimp, and crawfish in a nice spicy mix.
I mostly use Zatarain’s boil bags for my boil spice mix and add salt more red pepper, onions, lemons, celery, garlic and a pound of butter.
King crab legs for me thanks....with real butter. I just can’t bring myself to eat a whole crab. The whole “insides” just grosses me out.
Oh, and no bugs either. I run away from them, not eat them.
That recipe sounds so GOOD!!! That is a must try for me. Thank you, Vaquero!
I once went to a Zig Ziglar conference and this doctor came out talking about nutrition and stuff. He had one of those fancy overhead things where whatever you put on its platform got projected on the jumbo screens. A few minutes into his talk and he whips out a rubber lobster and puts it under the magnifier and promptly says: “if you like eating this (lobster) then you need to know you are eating the cockroaches of the ocean.” The groans were loud and long....
Oh noes... I didn’t want to start a coastal war. LOL!!! My bucket list contains going down South for what you have described. I have tried the New England boils and they are good (although not as spicy as I would prefer). Now... add the spice mix, red pepper, onions, lemons, celery, garlic and butter.... that is what dreams are made of!!!
Of course you have to have the red potatoes and corn boiled up with the crabs. Maybe even a little fresh okra.
My old man was from Louisiana, that’s my inner coon-ass coming out.
I don’t like fish but love crab, lobster, and shrimp. Hubby tells me the same thing since he is a fish eater.
When I was a kid my dad and I would drive from Brooklyn to Delaware to pick up a bushel of steamed blue claws and a 2 pound bag of shrimp.
The shrimp were for the ride home.
We would sit under the tree in front of our building with other families and have a picnic. Grill would be going, the dads would be tossing around fire crackers they bought illegally in Chinatown, us kids would be throwing around a ball.
The moms would call everyone over and the food rest would begin. Italian sausage, deep fried turkey, different salads and those crabs.
I loved being a kid.
People can have all the foo foo dining they want (those tiny portions on little plates).. what you described is just the ultimate feast to me. Hugs!
We're getting a huge swarm of 17-year cicadas....they should be coming out any day now. Guess I'll have to barricade myself inside...ugh.
While they may be relatives, they’re not close enough relatives for me to eat them.
THat would depend on how hungry I was.
No reason to keep the kid locked inside of us, let them out.
What we did as kids is still good times.
You remind me of a girl I used to date.
Her idea of a perfect date was all you could eat, preferably popcorn shrimp at Red Lobster.
She was about as big as your thumb, so the waitress bringing refill after refill of shrimp would watch thinking I was the one eating all the shrimp.
Shoot, everything likes cicadas. Darn horse would take one over carrot or apple. After she took the one or two you brought over it was back over to the pinion tree just a hoping for stragglers or a “full one” just hanging around. She could reach higher than the dog who had a taste for them too.