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March 9th is National Crabmeat Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready for some leg
cracking because it's National Crabmeat Day! OK fine, you
have to get crab legs... you can get the straight up meat!
get right into celebrating National Crabmeat Day!
WHY IS THIS A
I'll give you one guess as to why today is a holiday.
right, people love eating crabmeat! Don't believe me? Let's look at the
facts. Out of all the crustaceans (crab, shrimp, lobster and
on) that we catch (or farm) and eat, 20% of them are crabs. Not a big
enough number for you? Well, how does 1.5 MILLION tons of crab per year
sound? Yeah, someone is eating a lot of crabmeat! And which kind of
crab is eaten the most? The Japanese blue crab (horse crab); which
makes up for a fifth of our crab consumption.
Some people eat
the whole crab, including the shells, if you have a soft-shelled blue
crab. But most people eat the claws and the legs of snow crabs. Or you
could of course make some crab cakes! Crabmeat is used in a variety of
different meals, including soup. And luckily for you and me,
crabmeat is actually pretty healthy. It's packed with protein, vitamins
and minerals and it's very low in saturated fat. So dig into this
So how can you celebrate today? Well, why don't you go out to
eat at your favorite seafood restaurant tonight? Bring your family,
friends or maybe just your lover along. Order up a bunch of crab legs
and go to town on them! Sure it's a little work but that delicate meat
dipped in a little butter sauce is amazing! What to have a
fun with it? See who is best at cracking the legs! Yeah, you know what
I'm talking about... it's an art. You either crack them correctly and
the meat gently slides out or you spend half the dinner trying to dig
it out of the shells. So have a little competition with
you're eating with to see who can crack the most consecutive legs
correctly. What's the winner get? Bragging rights and a hassle-free
dinner of course!
You could also buy some fresh or frozen crab
legs and cook them up at home if you'd like. This might be a little
more cost-efficient and less embarrassing if you suck at cracking the
legs. And if you're lucky enough to live close to where
are catching crabs then go take a closer look at your soon to be
dinner! Swing by some crab boats and see how many of these
long-legged beasts they pull out of the water. And then get
fresh crab legs close by to get some of the best tasting crabmeat!
Or you could search around online for a recipe that calls for
crab. Maybe you feel like a nice seafood soup or some crab cakes!
There's crab chowder, crab fritters, crab salad, crab dip, crab cakes,
crab quiche, crab Rangoon... I think you get the idea! There's really
no limit as to what you can make! Regardless of what you do
today, I hope it's filled with the light, meaty flavor of crabmeat!