Re: [gardeners] Kimchee

George Shirley (
Mon, 04 Sep 2000 08:24:08 -0500

Yeah, they do segregate the crabs. They can tell by the shape of the bottom
shell which is male and which is female. The she-crab supposedly is fatter thus
sweeter to the taste. Never could tell the difference myself. Down here we, by
law, must put female crabs back if they have an egg mass attached. A
conservation ploy that appears to work to a certain extent. Now if they would
just put a limit on crabs caught by commercial crabbers.


penny x stamm wrote:
> .
> I'm all for the crab gumbo, George -- usually make a jambalaya
> once the weather gets cold.  I picked up a quart of home-made
> 'She-Crab Gumbo' at Stew Leonard's in Connecticut last week.
> That's the unique giant food store we often take our out-of-town
> guests to, because it is so jolly...  4ft tall puppets with make-believe
> musical instruments sing to the kiddies all over the store, and the
> cow moos at the push of a button, milk is processed in front of
> your eyes, and the bakery smells divine...
> But 'She-Crab Gumbo' -- do you think they actually segregated the
> crabs, George...?   Shades of Porgy & Bess . . . .
> I don't fix the lobsters at home.  We have a seafood place nearby
> which periodically offers a complete fresh lobster dinner for $9.95
> in the slow restaurant season, and we grab it.
> Penny, NY
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