A Day On the Blind River

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A Day On the Blind River

Post by simplepeddler » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:01 pm

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Waiting for the summer to repeat these days!!

Place has been in the family for 50 years or so.
Only can get here by boat!
We actually catch, cook and eat the crabs right off the pier
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Re: A Day On the Blind River

Post by zelph » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:56 am

Jeesh!!!! wish I was family :D

Do you use an attractant of anykind to increase the crab population? Something like fish guts from all the fish you catch out there.

Do the incoming winds blow the skeeters away? Feed them to the crabs? (don't we wish :P )

How come we see the beautiful setting sun? rivers run south into the gulf. Your place must be on an "s" curve of the river. :D
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Re: A Day On the Blind River

Post by simplepeddler » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:13 pm

we just tie a chicken neck to a string and the crabs will hang on long enough for us to scoop them in a net.............
and we set traps out that soak over night, that is where the numbers come from. the fun comes from one at a time with the kids.

skeeters can be brutal at dusk for sure.........but with enough adult beverage and good fire after dark they are bearable........LOL

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Re: A Day On the Blind River

Post by ConnieD » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:18 pm

I have seen a man lower a chicken back on a string, off the pier, pull the string up slowly.

The crabs hang on. He selected the size crabs just right for dinner.

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Re: A Day On the Blind River

Post by simplepeddler » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:26 pm

That's exactly it Connie!!
Here, at certain times of the year and for us always, we throw the females back..........

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Post by Ridgerunner » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:26 pm

simplepeddler, try a thermacell and see if that doesn't cut the mosquitos down significantly ;)
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Post by ConnieD » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:52 pm

simplepeddler, Here, at certain times of the year and for us always, we throw the females back..........
I think that was what he was doing, because he didn't take everything. He also didn't take small ones. He used across his hand to measure.

I watched the whole process because it was fascinating, to me, it was so simple and so ingenious.

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Re: A Day On the Blind River

Post by simplepeddler » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:11 am

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Yep Grilled grab!!

just baste them with budda and garlic!!

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Re: A Day On the Blind River

Post by zelph » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:10 pm

I like eating them the best.

grilling them looks totally easy. How do you grab the crab carefully ;) by the tail :? Where is the safe place to grab em?
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Re: A Day On the Blind River

Post by ConnieD » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:00 pm

+1 Do you grab the back?

I would also like to know how to "clean" a crab before cooking it.

I would be afraid to do it, because my mom said you have to get everything out for it be safe to eat.

What everything? I would like to see a video.

These video shows cleaning a crab after it is cooked. I don't think so.



This man cleans the crab before cooking it.

He gets started at 1:45. In part 2 the crab is baked with wibne, butter and garlic.



How do you prepare crab?
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