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Old 05-14-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Blue Crabs for the Grill

If you've ever tried to cook live crabs on the grill you know it can be
a pain to keep them where you want them. It can also be messy at
the table having to deal with the gills and guts especially for folks
that don't eat crabs often.
I clean them just before cooking. It takes a little practice to do without
getting pinched but it's worth it.
To clean, you first tear off the "tail". Then make a tiny cut in the shell
just above both backfin flippers being careful not to cut into the meat.
Pull the shell off the body, pull off the mouth parts, pick off the gills and rinse out the guts with
the hose, Lightly.
I just spinkle with a little Old Bay and set them on the covered grill
indirect for a couple minutes till they just turn red. Don't overcook or you'll dry them right out.
You could probably sprinkle with your favorite shrimp marinade
instead of Old Bay but I havn't tried that yet!
Here's some Pics.....

http://members.aol.com/oompappy/crabs1

http://members.aol.com/oompappy/crabs2

http://members.aol.com/oompappy/crabs3
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Old 05-14-2005, 03:02 PM   #2
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I have the same problem trying to cook a live hog in the smoker. It is horrible listening to em thrash for the first 10 hours!!!!
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Looks great pappy! I never thought of doing those on the grill, I'll have to try it some time!
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Man! Been a while since I had Blue Crab! They sure look good!!!
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I wonder if sand crab turn out the same? :lmao:
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Old 05-14-2005, 06:15 PM   #7
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Re: Blue Crabs for the Grill

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Originally Posted by oompappy
If you've ever tried to cook live crabs on the grill you know it can be
a pain to keep them where you want them. It can also be messy at
the table having to deal with the gills and guts especially for folks
that don't eat crabs often.
I clean them just before cooking. It takes a little practice to do without
getting pinched but it's worth it.
To clean, you first tear off the "tail". Then make a tiny cut in the shell
just above both backfin flippers being careful not to cut into the meat.
Pull the shell off the body, pull off the mouth parts, pick off the gills and rinse out the guts with
the hose, Lightly.
I just spinkle with a little Old Bay and set them on the covered grill
indirect for a couple minutes till they just turn red. Don't overcook or you'll dry them right out.
You could probably sprinkle with your favorite shrimp marinade
instead of Old Bay but I havn't tried that yet!
Here's some Pics.....

http://members.aol.com/oompappy/crabs1

http://members.aol.com/oompappy/crabs2

http://members.aol.com/oompappy/crabs3
I cannot believe anyone would "clean" a blue crab prior to cooking! I am sorry, that's just wrong! 8-[
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Old 05-14-2005, 07:45 PM   #8
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Nice and blue - you guys are missing a lesson in color. :lmao:
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Old 05-14-2005, 07:58 PM   #9
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I've never heard of cleaning blue crab before cooking either, butt, they sure do look gooood!!

There's no indicator (suffix??) on the links to indicate what a browser should do with it...Yeah, AOL hates the world!!

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Hope you don't mind pappy..
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The site is using some lamo CSS that defines the http protocol to be some stupid "htdirp" class. Yeah...that's W3 compliant. NOT!

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