do you prefer lobster or crab? If crab, snow, king, or other?j

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  1. petit fours

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    Hello everyone. I'm petit fours. I was wondering do you prefer lobster or crab? If crab, snow, king, or other? When I tried snow crab at the crazy lobster in new Orleans, I thought it was possibly one of the most delicious things I had ever put in my mouth. Its was flaky and tender at the same time and the taste was mellow, which the slightest hint hint of fishy-sweetness. I went back to the crazy lobster again several times and ordered snow crab each time. It is now one of my favorite foods. Please bear in mind, I have never tried king crab or lobster. If you prefer those over snow crab, would you mind describing their taste and texture? I am excited to see what answers I get on my thread. Thank you for checking out my post. Have a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!
     
  2. teamfat

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    Welcome to Cheftalk!

    I'd say my top three are

    Dungeness crab

    Lobster

    King crab

    Dungeness is similar to snow crab but a bit "crabbier" and more briny, but still sweet.

    For my crab quiches I tend to use packaged crab. If I'm going to go through the trouble of picking a dungeness, I'm not going to disguise it in any way.

    mjb.
     
  3. koukouvagia

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    I prefer lobster but I wouldn't say no to crab!
     
  4. chefbuba

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    Dungeness fishing seasons here on Friday, first pots will be able to be pulled on Monday. Hope the market price isn't too high.

    Dungeness

    King

    I'd prefer to just skip the snow crab

    Lobster is in the good shrimp category to me.
     
  5. thebeef

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    Maryland Blue Crab all the way. It has a flavor unlike any other. They can be hard to find  on the West coast, but many places carry them since they are not just farmed in the Chesepeak bay anymore. They are now farmed and breeding in the Gulf o' Mehico and you can get them a little more often than normal. Just try not to take the females if you're in the area of the Chesapeak Bay, they are having breeding problems so if you fish em up, toss the ladies back in. b^^

    Lobster next, simple enough

    Blue crab has kind of spoiled me so I don't really care much for other crabs but it won't stop me from CONSUMING THEIR DELICIOUS MEAT!!!
     
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  6. chefedb

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    I like all but tend to go  for Dungeness Crabs like Bubba does when I can get them.
     
  7. mikelm

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    I grew up in Maryland (unfortunately not near Chesapeake Bay) so blues were the only crab I knew.Their Latin name doesn 't translate as Beautiful Swimmer  for nothing - they're delicious, but it's quite a chore to get the meat out. When I was stationed in Norfolk, the beach was always close and we carried two or three crab traps in the trunk of the car. We'd pick up five or six chicken necks at a grocery store, find a pier,  tie the baits in, and toss 'em over the rail. Fifteen minutes later we were ready to cook up a mess of crabs for dinner.

    Moving to Chicago, we found crabs to be scarce.   After three years I was transferred to Santa Barbara and we discovered (trumpet flourish, please!) the Dungeness Crab!  We instantly recognized it as the finest seafood in the world, and have been stuck on it ever since.  

    We moved to Seattle, with a house right on Puget Sound, and could catch them literally in our front yard. Those were the days. Now, back in Chicago /img/vbsmilies/smilies/frown.gif  we hope to find live ones now and then at Costco. Not only are they supremely tasty, the meat is conveniently arranged in large chunks and is relatively easy to pick out.  

    We've preferred it to lobster ever since we discovered the noble Dungeness!

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  8. ishbel

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    Orkney or Cornish are my favourites.:D
     
  9. davidchef

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    European spider crab, tasty.
     
  10. homecook2014

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    I love lobster but I wouldn't say no to crab.  Lobster is very expensive in the UK even though I do live in a seaside town.  So I only eat it on special occasions.
     
  11. chefbuba

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    We should have fresh Dungeness tomorrow, the season just opened and the boats were able to start picking up their pots today. When I took the dog down to the beach for a run at 2:30 I counted 23 crab boats just off the beach.
     
  12. chefschoolca

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    Definitely King Crab. Lobster has it's plae, but it's not a favorite.