Asian Black Pepper Crab
50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
11 ingredients
4 servings
I have adapted this to the finest crab in the world - the inimitable Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, 'beautiful swimmers'. Nothing compares to their rich unctuous, mildly sweet, faintly briny, "ocean" flavor - nor to their absolute pugnacity & resoluteness in standing their ground. Insist your blue crabs are alive & fighting - they deteriorate rapidly when they expire (never fall for "they're just slow from the cold" - don't buy seafood from anyone who uses that line!).Atlantic blue crabs have suffered terrible population declines in the past 20 years - they seem to be making a comeback here in the past 2 to 3. We love going crabbing & using handlines while the traps sit through a tide n deeper water through a high tide.A wonderful book about our crabs is "Beautiful Swimmers - Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay" by William W. Warner. I can't recommend this book highly enough. A most excellent summer read; oh & nice to know who you're eating. Serve al fresco with newspaper tablecloth, large pasta bowls if available, steamed rice, steamed Chinese broccoli or green beans, cucumber shavings in rice wine vinegar and a light bubbly ice cold beer.

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Serving Size (67.1 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 224.19 Calories from Fat 115.11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.79g 78.73%
Saturated Fat 0.97g 19.43%
Trans Fat 0.29g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 477.87mg 79.64%
Total Carbohydrate 25.65g 34.2%
Dietary Fiber 5.13 g 82.03%
Sugars 6.1 g %
Protein 8.24g 65.93%
Vitamin A 1770.79IU% Vitamin C 168.49mg%
Calcium 407.44mg% Iron 13.52mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
thai chiles, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce