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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Simply steamed Shanghai hairy crab

The world renowned Shanghai hairy/ fur crabs (上海毛蟹) are in season since last month. I grabbed one from the supermarket on the way home one day. I picked the one with the most foaming coming out from its mouth, naturally.

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The crab looking well and truly dead after being stabbed with a knife through the bottom.

The main body cavity is liberated from its shell to reveal the prized interior:

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Lots and lots of brown meat and roe!


The only real hairy/ furry part about this particular crab
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Not that hairy actually

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Simply steamed. Fantastic, sweet, juicy, cholesterol laden goodness.

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