Red Rock Crabs and Dungeness Crab are both native to the westcoast of BC. They are both found on our shores, most anywhere you could find yourself. Each is a treat.
In the photo above, we were lucky enough to be in a spot where we caught Red Rocks the same size as Dungeness! It was last summer and we couldn't believe our eyes. The claws on the Red Rock were the size of lobster claws we could buy in the city.
It was a rare find and one I would be surprised for us to catch again. So, given the two varieties and how rare a large Red Rock is, how to choose which crab to "invite" to dinner?
Here are the major differences:
Red Rock Crab:
Fresh Molt? How to identify the crab with the most meat? Read that post here.
How to cook your catch?
Each cooks up the same way. There is no difference between timing and technique for Red Rock or Dungeness. Interested in how I prepare and cook crab? Here's the post on my methods. Really, it just comes down to knowing the legal catch information for each, ensuring you only take males, never females.
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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.