The ocean is my greatest teacher. I remember being out on the tugs with my Dad, when I was just a little girl. Watching the waves come up against us. I was so small, and a bit freaked out by the randomness of which waves would crash against us. Which ones would come next? Where was it coming from? How big would it be? Would we be ready?
I'll never forget my Dad telling explaining the waves to me that day.
To dispatch and clean a crab really isn't that hard. You just need to have a bit of a passion for the finished product to get you through the prep stages. Dreaming of the beautiful crab dipped in melted butter should get even the more squeamish of us through the deeds to be done.
I've been cooking crab for years and years. I used to boil them whole, letting the simmering pot do the dirty work for me. Problem is, I really felt like there had to be a better way, to get an even better product out of such an incredible creature. The frothy boiling water always smelled fishy. The water while it was boiling never looked particularly inviting, and it left me to wonder, could my crab be better if a bit more care was taken first?
The answer is yes!
HI, I'M KATE
A Captain's daughter, who became a Captain's wife. I remain always, a mermaid out of water looking to get straight back to the sea, whenever possible.