January is supposed to be a great time for the Dungeoness Crab. I bought two live crabs to try. Any other year, before COVID-19, the fish tanks are always filled with fresh fish and crabs, etc. This time the tank's looked murky, a bit of concern. But what I didn't notice at the moment, but later is that the bottom tank's crabs looked lean, which means those crabs could have been in there for a long time. The fish monger picked one crab from the top and one from the bottom. I should have asked to pick both from the top. Well, what happens when you open them? Here is the photo journals.
Live Crabs were placed in a large basin filled with water with addition of salt, then each one is Thank'd and prepared. Each one is scrubbed clean before Steaming. I don't like to boil them alive or cook them without cleaning. Sometimes you see plump white crab legs served, but looked off colored grey and fishy - a sign that they were just dunked into hot water before being cleaned.