Caught these, cooked em, and ate em!

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  1. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

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    On the beach at Pointe de St Mathieu in Brittany yesterday ............. noticed the locals out on the beach at low water.....

    So we joined them. Caught these Velvet swimming crabs and had them for supper with crusty bread, salted butter and white wine :D:D:D


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    Yum Yum! (y)
     
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    Glad you enjoyed them though. :)
     
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    I once had crabs. :love:
     
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    just once?
     
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    That must have been irritating...
     
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    Look very tasty (y)
     
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    I like crab salad but I am not so keen on getting them whole.

    Same with lobster, I feel bad when I see it on the plate.
     
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    my wife cant eat fish if it comes with a head actually thats not true she slides a letuce leaf over the eyes
     
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    Huge tides at the moment so a lot of folk out scrabbling in the shallows here to.
     
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    Super-moon springs!
     
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    They don't look quite so happy in the second picture.:)
     
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    He didn't have crabs, the crabs had him.:LOL:
     
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    Did you not find they broke your teeth when you bit into them , I find them too crunchy.
     
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    Haha, to be honest even though we had 10 between us we were still left a little hungry. They are a lot of work and very tasty but we probably won't rush out on today's tide for some more!

    We did find some brown crabs but they were all below the minimum landing size. The velvet crabs mls is 6cm so only a mouthful of meat on each crab.

    This was the first time we have ever caught crabs and we will certainly do it again when back in Scotland

    Oh, we felt sorry for them at first but not after the first mouthful :)
     
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    Actually my wife felt less sorry and more revengeful due to the nasty nip that these little critters can give (and she was wearing a chain mail glove!)
     
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    I've seen them used in a sea food stew. Just cut in half and added to the prawns and bits of fish. I don't think you were meant to eat them, they were there just for added flavour I think.
     
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    The ones that my mate catches are all exported to Spain from Scotland ,he got bored with corporate life and decided to become a fisherman ,he mainly goes for lobsters , he's never looked back
    I agree with dbk ,I think the small crabs are more for adding to the stock
     
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    It's true to say they make more sense in a sea food stew, however they are also considered a delicacy in their own right. The meat is 'sweeter' than brown crabs and very tender..... but...... as I said a couple of posts back I don't think we will be rushing at it again :eek:
     
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    Our French friend digs out the eyes and eats them.....
     
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    Reminds me of a good pot of winkles that does
     
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