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shana | | Sep 15, 2006 06:45 PM

I work on spadina just south of all the markets, I noticed today while out at lunch that all of the stores have big bins of small blueish crabs on offer, and one store was just receiving a shipment of 3 or 4 skids.

Are these blue crabs? Which I think are soft shell crabs, with their hard shell? Are they in season right now hence the number, excitment of other shoppers and inexpensive price?

Does anyone know what I could do with them or how to prepare them?

As they just arrived and looked really fresh and lively and were really inexpensive I wanted to try them. I love crab (snow crab and king crab) but am afraid to impluse buy and then not know what to do with them or how to store them once I get home. Plus it's a bit daunting to bring home a live dinner.

I know this is more for the homecooking thread but as it's pretty Spadina/Toronto centric I wanted to post it here for my TO hounds.

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