Practice makes perfect, that's what they say. And in no other instance is this mantra true than when eating a whole crab. I mastered the art quite early :-) Thanks in part to the many Good Friday crab fests we had when I was a child. I'm trying to pass on the skill to my kids. Son #1 isn't too interested, but Son #2 diligently "practices" when the oppotunity arises.
I snagged these beautiful B.C./Dungeness crabs during my Chinese grocery trip this morning. Simply steamed, they are the epitome of perfection. I'm looking forward to having them for dinner with a huge plateful of steaming hot white rice and vinegar on the side. Yum!