Tag: Dungeness crab

Cook, Clean, and Serve Whole Crab Like a Local: A Photo Tutorial

Cook, Clean, and Serve Whole Crab Like a Local: A Photo Tutorial

Have no fear, newcomers: now’s the time to learn how to cook and eat crab like a local. Yes, it’s winter, and that means Dungeness crab season is in full swing. Bay Area Bites takes you through a photographic step-by-step for cooking, cleaning, and serving whole live crab.

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Let the Cracking Begin! Dungeness Crab Season is Underway

Let the Cracking Begin! Dungeness Crab Season is Underway

| November 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

Last year something was missing from Thanksgiving festivities in the Bay Area–Dungeness crab. Crabbers were on strike but fortunately, that was not the case this year. Here are some places to find Dungeness in the Bay Area.

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A Fine Case of Crabs.

A Fine Case of Crabs.

| February 6, 2009 | 2 Comments

Early this week, I received a rather frantic phone call from a friend of mine.

“Hi, I know I only call you when I need a favor…”, she said, which is entirely untrue.

“Do you know anyone who’d want a case of live crabs? Like, right now?” I was hoping she meant food-grade crabs. Not pthius pubis.

“I was going to send a case of Dungeness crabs to the East Coast, but that’s not happening anymore and I’m… well… I’m not going to touch them.”

I told her I didn’t know anyone off hand who would want them, but that I would post an alert on my Facebook page, since I’ve got at least a good 50 food freaks on my friends list who always seem to be online.

I hung up the phone.

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Event: Dungeness Crab Week

Event: Dungeness Crab Week

| January 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Feeling crabby? On the West Coast our crabs are the Dungeness variety, as opposed to the soft shell crabs or Blue crabs found on the East Coast. They are considered a “best choice” for sustainability according the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. Dine at local restaurants in February and enjoy special crab dishes and tasting menus. Use your Signature Visa card and receive a commemorative cookbook feature over forty prominent chefs and restaurants, including Chris Cosentino of Incanto, Bruce Hill of Bix and Craig Stoll of Delfina.

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San Francisco Oil Spill & Our Local Fishing Industry

San Francisco Oil Spill & Our Local Fishing Industry

| November 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

As Stephanie reported on Sunday, the largest casualty to our food chain due to the November 7 San Francisco Oil Spill seems to be the Dungeness Crab season. As each day passes, more information is learned about the effects of the oil spill. While the focus of the fishing disaster has been on the Dungeness […]

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No Crab for Christmas

No Crab for Christmas

| November 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

Between November 7th and 8th, the Bay Area saw an initial and completely erroneous report of 140 gallons of fuel oil dumped into the bay by the container ship Cosco Busan gush wildly up to a disgusting 58,000 gallons. While lawsuits and finger-pointing are pending, wildlife and beaches suffer and, following a decision made on […]

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feeling crabby

feeling crabby

| January 9, 2005 | 1 Comment

While this is certainly not a news flash for you crustacean lovers out there, it is Dungeness crab season. The highlight of winter in the bay area. Okay, well, that and Meyer lemons. And what a pair they make. Crab cakes, cracked crab, crab salad, crab risotto (all with a squeeze of a Meyer)… So […]

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