Jun 03, 2015 2:08 AM GMT
NYT: An Alaskan King crab is enormous, with incredibly long legs. By comparison, the hefty, meaty West Coast Dungeness crab seems small.
But the Eastern blue crab is smaller still, and it has a marvelous, distinctive feature. Some East Coast fisherman’s clever ancestor discovered this: During warm weather, the blue crab miraculously sheds its hard outer shell and grows a new one. That moment must be seized.
Fans look forward to the season — late spring and early summer (actually, all summer long) — with feverish anticipation. Eating a soft-shell crab is a crab experience like no other.