1. A good swimming crab has a blue and hard back, and a full and heavy abdomen. Carefully observe the crab’s calves, which are hard and difficult to pinch, and the fattest ones.
2. Look at the belly button. The belly button of a good shuttle crab is generally light red, the more red the belly button is, and the stronger the belly button, the fatter the crab will be.
3. Look at the crab lid. By looking at the crab lid, you can determine the fullness of the cream yellow, and whether there are any yellow or red things on the tips on both sides of the lid. The more it is, the more it proves its cream yellow. This can only identify female crabs.
4. Identify vitality. A lively crab will quickly dodge its protruding eyes, move its claws around, and feel heavy in its hand, indicating that it is relatively fat
Steamed Swimming Crab
- Choose fresh swimming crabs with green shell and white belly.
- There are two tricks to steaming crabs without losing their legs. One is to pierce the place where the crab spits foam with a bamboo stick, and the other is to put the freshly bought crabs in the refrigerator for an hour.
- Clean the crabs with a small brush, with the abdomen facing up, and steam for 15 minutes.
- Use minced ginger and balsamic vinegar to make a dipping sauce. Ginger not only has the effect of dispelling cold but also has the effect of removing fishy smell from crab meat. A must-have flavor-enhancing ingredient for dipping sauces.