When I went to Ranch 99 to check out the crabs, the dungeness crabs were $7.99/lb. The tank was full of Rock Crabs that were $3.99/lb. It was a no brainer. We had never had them before, but they were actually really good! I made the mistake of not asking the fish monger to show me the crabs first because a few of the crabs were missing legs. One poor soul was missing all his legs except for his claws. I felt a little bad for him, but I was going to eat him so it didn't matter. The legs on these crabs are also very tiny. They are similar in size to a lobster. While their legs were itty bitty, their claws were very large. Their shells are also much thicker than dungeness. I think that Rock Crab is a pretty good substitute.
Normally, we just boil our crab and prawns and I make a Chinese style dipping sauce. This time, I tried using Zatarain's crab and crawfish boil. Thinking that it would drastically change the flavor of the crab, I didn't make the sauce. I should have made the sauce. Because there was so much crab and prawns, there wasn't enough seasoning. When have too much crab and prawns been a problem? Regardless of the lack of sauce, we enjoyed out dinner together.
|My dad really likes bruchetta and requested to have it as |
an appetizer. "That thing that you made one time. The toast
with tomatoes on top. Is it hard to make? I like simple."