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need crab boil recipe #7565519 07/27/19 06:01 PM
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while in Galveston, i am going to put out a crab net, if i catch any 5 inches, how do i cook and eat them? i assume boil them alive in crab boil? then crack, pick n eat?


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Re: need crab boil recipe [Re: Buzzsaw] #7565523 07/27/19 06:05 PM
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You about summed it up. Some people clean them aka remove the shell before boiling them.


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Re: need crab boil recipe [Re: Buzzsaw] #7565785 07/28/19 12:37 AM
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We were down @ SeaRim a few months ago camping. We caught enough for two different meals (as a side dish) with 4 of us eating. We did clean them like Bill Oxner said and my wife boiled them with nothing but water.

I kid you not, they were outstanding. We even had melted butter and I didn't bother using it. We even got meat from the claws.


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Re: need crab boil recipe [Re: Buzzsaw] #7567096 07/29/19 05:52 PM
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Fill pot 2/3 with water
Add: Crab Boil, Salt, Onions, Garlic, lemons (you want the water red and salty)
Optional: Potatoes and Corn (fresh)
Bring to a boil (if adding potatoes boil for about 15 mins)
Add Crabs (whole)
Bring to a simmer
Simmer (10 mins)
Turn off fire (add enough ice to lower the temp and stop cooking)
Cover and soak for 30 mins.

If you just boil them they will not soak up any seasoning. Soaking them is the key!

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Re: need crab boil recipe [Re: Buzzsaw] #7567684 07/30/19 01:07 PM
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thanks guys, got me a $5 net at Cabela, chicken necks still the preferred bait?


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Re: need crab boil recipe [Re: Buzzsaw] #7567695 07/30/19 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
thanks guys, got me a $5 net at Cabela, chicken necks still the preferred bait?


In my opinion it is, however my buddy caught a blue crab on a red with purple flake paddle tail on Sunday, really weird, but I'd stay with the chicken.


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thanks guys, got me a $5 net at Cabela, chicken necks still the preferred bait?


In my opinion it is, however my buddy caught a blue crab on a red with purple flake paddle tail on Sunday, really weird, but I'd stay with the chicken.

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Re: need crab boil recipe [Re: Buzzsaw] #7567783 07/30/19 03:19 PM
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We tie a chicken leg to a string. Pull them in but don't take the out of the water (they will let go). When you get them to the surface scoop them up with a net. Took my girls for their first crabbing trip last year and we caught 15 dozen (then a gator moved in and spoiled the party)

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With out having a limit on crabs you can throw one heck of a party off the cost of fuel and some chicken necks.


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hope fully I can get enough for two people plus luck out on a red, speck or sheepshead off the pier. bout all that's edible confused2


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Re: need crab boil recipe [Re: Buzzsaw] #7570852 08/03/19 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
thanks guys, got me a $5 net at Cabela, chicken necks still the preferred bait?


Turkey necks will last longer and require fewer "re-baits".

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Well catch any crabs...............the good kind?


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Re: need crab boil recipe [Re: Buzzsaw] #7571275 08/03/19 11:17 PM
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Steaming them is better - "Chesapeake style".


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