Because our family has been commercially fishing local waters for three generations, eating blue crabs is second nature to us. It’s always been a part of our lives so we’re amazed when customers come in that have never eaten or even seen a blue crab. While we offer to shuck them at no additional charge for all dine in customers, the beginners are our favorites. Watching someone get the hang of it and then enjoying the fruits of their labor is rewarding both for us and for them.
If you’ve not yet had the chance to shuck crabs for yourself, we’ve put together this video to show you how. We break it down into steps and show you what is and isn’t edible. I have to admit that I’m pretty jealous that you’re getting inside secrets right from the start. When we were too young to remember, our father literally handed us a crab and said “eat what tastes good and spit out what doesn’t”. At the end of the day, watching others do it and “eating what tastes good” is the best way to learn how to eat local blue crabs.