How To Cook Live Giant Mudcrabs
This post has been written as part of my involvement with the Microsoft Connections Program.
I was secretly excited when I was pregnant with Maggie and had a yearning to no longer be a vegetarian.
Bacon and Seafood. Two things I had missed dearly.
I have fond memories of when I was little and it was always a super special occasion if seafood was on the menu. I remember the night my Mum made sizzling garlic prawns in their own individual clay bowls because we had a special guest coming for dinner. I can still smell the smoke in the air, taste the garlic and the butter and most importantly the prawns. Oh the prawns!
Seafood was expensive back then and still is as far as I’m concerned.
When Mum flew up to Darwin for Maggie’s 3rd Birthday a week or so ago there was one thing on her mind besides spending time with her kin. And that was to try some of Darwin’s famous fresh giant mudcrabs.
Who was I to stand in her way?
We went to the local fish shop and bought two mudcrabs. When I saw them scuttling around on a bed of ice I did feel a touch of remorse, but that lasted about 5 seconds when I realised how much delicious meat those enormous claws would hold.
But there was one problem, once we got them home we had absolutely no idea what to do with them or how to cook them. Extra care had to be taken because they cost a whopping $40+ each and Mum refused to let me pay.
Talk about pressure.
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