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I've got crabs!

 
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Someone gave me a bag of live crabs (the ocean kind, not the other).  They are small but feisty.

What shall I cook for dinner tonight?

Seeking recipe ideas.
 
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Do you have a great crab cake recipe?  There was an Irish restaurant near me that had amazing crab cakes.  If I had their recipe I'd send it over....sorry!
 
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Nothing. When they are fresh, you don't need anything else. Well, maybe some butter.

Ok, definitely butter.
 
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Here are some recipes from Bon Appetit.  Now I want crabs!
 
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What kind of crabs? Blue crabs make excellent gumbo & stuffed crab. King crabs are tasty swimming in butter. Dungeness crab, hmmm, don't know what it's called but it's chunks of crab in a thick cream sauce over pasta. Then there is cangrejo del mar diablo. Probably hard to find those spices in Canada.
 
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I'll never forget the time I was excitedly telling my coworker that my husband had crabs. We worked in a Christian preschool and she was in her 60s and me in my 20s, and we were surrounded by three-year olds at that moment, and she just gave me this look and started laughing. I said something like, "What did I say? My husband went to the beach and picked up some tiny little crabs and has them in an aquarium down in our basement." She just kept laughing. I asked her what else "crabs" meant. She told me I should ask my husband. And that's how I found out that crabs aren't just creatures that live on the beach.
 
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a keith floyd/rick stein classic - a lot of work but very good:
https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/classic-french-fish-stew-with-aioli


equally tedious but delicious too would be:
https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a25099271/crab-bisque-recipe
 
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