Monday, July 27, 2015

Blue Monday - Blue Crabs!

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I was raised in Maryland, the state famous for Blue crabs.


The Blue crab is so named because of its sapphire-tinted claws. Its shell, or carapace, is actually a mottled brownish color, and mature females have red highlights on the tips of their pincers. Prized by humans for their sweet, tender meat, these wide-ranging, ten-legged crustaceans are among the most heavily harvested creatures on the planet. source


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This past Wednesday, Johnny and I decided to try a restaurant that had just opened in our area: Pinchers Crab Shack. Our waiter is showing off his Blue shirt. (This was taken outside on the patio. That Florida sunshine is messing up the picture.)




Johnny is ready to dive into his grouper sandwich. A customer behind him has on a Blue shirt. The paper lining the food baskets is printed with the restaurant's name and beautiful Blue crabs.


Here's my dinner. (Oh Happy Day!) Six hard shelled Blue crabs, covered with Old Bay Seasoning. (The crabs turn color when cooked.) The first thing I did was to get rid of that melted butter and lemon wedge. I don't need them. Then, I cracked open the crabs and happily picked away for 2 ½ hours! What a treat!


Have you ever eaten Blue crabs?


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38 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Going out to eat with your beloved---who could ask for more? And there were even splashes of blue here and there!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I must admit I don't like crab but I must admit the picture of the blue crab made crab more interesting to me.
Have a great week.
Denise

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Sally for Blue Monday. I have a bit of blue sky to share this time. The blue crab looks like a painting. Have a great week.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Hi Sally, Looks like a lovely time :) I have never tried crab before, would love to one day!

Thanks for hosting..

Deanies Stash said...

Looks like great food and a wonderful time! That blue crab is so pretty! I have never tasted them.
Have a great week!

Annesphamily said...

I love all seafood so now I am hungry for it! Great post Sally. Love those blue claws! Have a great week. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Seltmann said...

Hmmmm, delicious Sally.
I like crabmeat placed in garlic. Pooh, now I'm hungry :-)


Best Regards

Anne

Jim said...

They look delicious.

Jim said...

They look delicious.

Gerald (SK14) said...

never heard of blue crabs before - no doubt it tasted good

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like you had alovely time with your husband when you were out for a meal.

Mina fotostunder said...

Mmmm ser så gott ut!

Gemma Wiseman said...

No. I have never tried blue crab. Not sure I have even tried crab before. The crab in the first image is certainly a stunning blue.

Julie Huston said...

Looks tasty!

Latane Barton said...

Nope, no blue crabs for me but I am glad you enjoyed them. Thanks Sally for having the blue monday linky.. I am having fun with all of you and it's a great way to start the week.

Maria Gagliano said...

they look delicious but I have to admit I never liked them. I will eat King Crab but considering how good they look, wouldn't be afraid to try those.

Grantham Lynn said...

Great post. I love crab too. Such pretty Blues. Have a good day.

Nick V. said...

We tried crab when we first visited the East Coast of USA, Sally. Delicious!
The blue in the background of my shared pic are lobelias growing in a pot in a sheltered place. Thanks for hosting.

Nick V. said...

I know you are not very fond of graffiti, Sally, but at least the graffiti I posted photos of had some really brilliant blues in it!

bj said...

I've never eaten ANY crab...glad you enjoyed the new place.
Hope things are good around your pretty house...J is looking quite handsome....
xoxo

Nick Va said...

Thanks for hosting, Sally! Blue crabs are great :-)

photodoug said...

Great seafood and a great dinner companion. Who could ask for more? Thanks for sharing.

Wandering Wren said...

No never had Blue Crabs, but we have had a waiter in a blue shirt!! No wonder it took 2 1/2hrs to eat they look rather gorgeous but very fiddly!
Have a lovely day!
Wren x

carol l mckenna said...

Love the photo of the blue crab and loving family dining you all enjoyed!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Jeannie Marie said...

I believe I did try some blue crab at a restaurant in Ybor City, it has a different flavor as I remember but could have been the spices. Mine was in a sandwich.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Yum! I love shellfish of all kinds, and your blue crab feast looked so delicious, Sally! Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How it is to go out and eat with your hubby. I'm getting hungry looking at that BLUE Crab dish! Thank you so much for hosting BLUE Monday.
Have a lovely week sweet Sally.
FABBY

carolann said...

Hi Sally,
Thank you for being hostess sweet Sally.

I like your blue Crab. For sure.

I seen it but..

Thanks for your comment on my page.

I was looking to where to comment. I went back. Your right under. Small writing. I have a Bad eye Macular Degeneration so I over looked the printing underneath the linky entry further down. So I just commented as you see.

Thanks for the reminder. Now I know for next time.

Have a blessed Day!

Joy H said...

You know I have never had crab before? I will have to try it sometime in my life..lol Looks like a nice place to go. Happy Monday :)

evasmoodboard said...

we only have Red Lobster in our neighborhood, time to travel south; happy Monday :)

jeannettestgermain said...

Never eaten blue crabs - they look mouth watering:)

Krzysiek / Pictografio said...

Nice meal. It's no longer so blue when it's cooked ;)

miradordesign said...

Hi Sally,

Wow, that is one vibrant looking crustacean! What a treat too :-)

Have a great week,
Sarah

Al said...

Nice crabs - I lived in Maryland for 3 years but never ate one.

LV said...

Sorry Sally, but the last few days did go as planned. I did not have access to a computer to leave your a comment EARLIER. we HAVE A JOES' CRAB SHACK HERE AND I LOVE THEIR POPCORN SHRIMP. GREAT PLACE TO EAT. SO GLAD YOU FEEL UP TO BEING OUT AND ABOUT AND ENJOYING TIME WITH JOHNNY.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

someone in Canada bought some blue crabs and I asked if there was much meat to eat.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hello Sally, you found lots of blues. As someone noted, life is good when you can enjoy a good meal with your hubby. I liked the drawing at the beginning of the blue crab. I hadn't heard of one before, perhaps because i am vegan :) Have a very happy Monday. Many thanks for hosting!

Sarah said...

Yum! Yes, I've had blue crabs. Wish we could get them fresh here. Thanks for hosting!