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Could you kill a live crab ? 1 month 4 weeks ago #3621469

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jennilin wrote: I live opposite a field of sheep and can't eat lamb any more .I guess crabageddon will mean I don't eat crab anymore. Actually it's made me consider, more seriously, becoming a veggie both my son and daughter have been for years.



Curious to know why you bought a live crab in the first place....? :blink:
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Remember my mother buying a Crab to bring home and watched her drop it in a pan of boiling water to kill then cook it.

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Could you kill a live crab ? 1 month 4 weeks ago #3621531

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Move to a third World Country and/ or a war impoverished nation, live as some have to live, you'd be killing that crab and/ or any other animal you could get your hands on. Living in modern society.has spoiled us, for our early ancestors there were no grocery stores and / or corner markets for food.When those hunger get bad enough, natural instincts of survival will get in. You will kill.

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Could you kill a live crab ? 1 month 4 weeks ago #3621551

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Vienna wrote:

jennilin wrote: I live opposite a field of sheep and can't eat lamb any more .I guess crabageddon will mean I don't eat crab anymore. Actually it's made me consider, more seriously, becoming a veggie both my son and daughter have been for years.



Curious to know why you bought a live crab in the first place....? :blink:


Because there weren't any dead ones!

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Husband has MS & Dementia and getting him to eat is a challenge these days, he has always liked crab me not so much so I was prepared to kill the crab, however the reason for my post was that I was so traumatised by the whole affair I felt I needed to confess. :)

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Vienna wrote:

jennilin wrote: I live opposite a field of sheep and can't eat lamb any more .I guess crabageddon will mean I don't eat crab anymore. Actually it's made me consider, more seriously, becoming a veggie both my son and daughter have been for years.



Curious to know why you bought a live crab in the first place....? :blink:




Is it OK to cook dead crabs?
As far as how long the crabs will remain edible after dying, I wouldn't wait longer than an hour or so to toss them into the boiling pot. Once crabs die, the meat starts to decompose if not cooked quickly.

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Could you kill a live crab ? 1 month 4 weeks ago #3621580

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senile1 wrote:
Is it OK to cook dead crabs?
As far as how long the crabs will remain edible after dying, I wouldn't wait longer than an hour or so to toss them into the boiling pot. Once crabs die, the meat starts to decompose if not cooked quickly.



You are right..... Crabs are best cooked immediately after killing, you can ask your fishmonger to kill the crab, then take it home and cook it as soon as you can.
Never buy a dead uncooked crab, as you don’t know when it was killed and it may no longer be safe to eat.

The only dead crab I have seen is tinned.
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Exactly! so better to buy a live one or better still a dressed crab.
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jennilin wrote: Husband has MS & Dementia and getting him to eat is a challenge these days, he has always liked crab me not so much so I was prepared to kill the crab, however the reason for my post was that I was so traumatised by the whole affair I felt I needed to confess. :)



Ah yes now i understand why you were prepared to do this - we will do anything for those we love x
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Pats wrote:

senile1 wrote:
Is it OK to cook dead crabs?
As far as how long the crabs will remain edible after dying, I wouldn't wait longer than an hour or so to toss them into the boiling pot. Once crabs die, the meat starts to decompose if not cooked quickly.



You are right..... Crabs are best cooked immediately after killing, you can ask your fishmonger to kill the crab, then take it home and cook it as soon as you can.
Never buy a dead uncooked crab, as you don’t know when it was killed and it may no longer be safe to eat.

The only dead crab I have seen is tinned
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And those have been cooked.

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