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Crabs - Heavenly but Devilish Dining

by Daniel Rogov » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:58 am

The NYTimes is full of culinary goodies this weekend. See in particular Jordan Hruska's piece on "The Crab Houses of Maryland’s Eastern Shore" at http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/07/12/tr ... nted=1&hpw

Be there no question but that I am one of the greatest fans of these joints (calling most of them restaurants would probably be taken by the owners as an insult) and the crabs they serve up. Among the most super-casual of dining experience, but oh so succulent and delicious!!!!!!

As to soft-shelled crabs (also described in the article), I am more than a fan - I am an devotee and sing their praises at every possible moment. Alas, I am a reformed devotee because soft-shelled crabs trigger in me a rather potent and indeed potentially fatal allergic reaction. The only allergic reaction I have ever shown to a food, but lawsy, lawsy, I avoid them because although I may be a bit crazy, I am not stupid and have no desire to suicide.

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Re: Crabs - Heavenly but Devilish Dining

by John Treder » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:03 pm

As a native of coastal California, I fear I'm a Dungeness crab bigot.
However, when I was in the Army more than 40 years ago, I was stationed in Maryland and learned to really like the crabs on the Eastern Shore, especially soft-shelled.

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Re: Crabs - Heavenly but Devilish Dining

by Avi Hein » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:40 pm

It's times like these that I sometimes regret being vegetarian (and have these moments at KFC and the kosher Ikea -- I truly believe Ikea's Swedish meatballs are one of the great culinary delights, even if it's IKEA) and kosher, having grown up in Maryland (not the eastern shore but ....) and spend many Sunday dinners at Red Lobster (yes, not the world's greatest restaurant, but still...) always ordering calamari and crab legs (although those were mostly Alaskan crab). And, of course, also have fond memories of visiting the Baltimore harbor and getting fine Maryland crab cakes.

By the way, did you know that the Jews in Maryland have three sets of dishes (or so the joke goes):

milchig (dairy/chalavi)
fleishig (meat/basari)
and, most importantly, crabbic
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