Smoked Blue Crab w/ QVIEW

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by planeguy, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. planeguy

    planeguy Smoke Blower

    Well - I thought I would take a chance and to smoke some crab.

    I went out and caught about 2 dozen blue claw crabs out in the Great South Bay on Long Island.

    I cleaned the crab and got as much meat out as possible from the claws, back, etc.

    I smoked them in a aluimnum tray with apple wood in my Weber Kettle. I didnt take the temperture of the crab as I have steamed crab countless times and the meat turns white when it comes out of the shell.

    It was a unique flavor, very sweet.

    I used some old bay seasoning, pepper, and a some chipolte that I had dried out and ground up.

    Sorry for the poor quality on the pic - was a camera phone
  2. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Love Crab, but have never had it smoked. Any pointers for someone who has never smoked it before? It sure looks GOOD.
  3. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good to me PlaneGuy. I cant get enough crab. How did you eat it? With butter?
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My brother-in-law always wants me to smoke crabs after he has gone out and caught them but I had always heard you needed to steam the crabs like normal then smoke them for 15-20 minutes for the smoke flavor.
    Thanks for sharing, now I know it can be done.
  5. planeguy

    planeguy Smoke Blower

    I thought about steaming them and them putting them on the smoker but I wanted to wanted to try it this way. I did have a water pan under the food grate and I ran the temp alot higher than would do for low & slow.

    If it was under cooked it didnt taste like it. I never have had a problem with eating any seafood raw before so I took the chance.
  6. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I love blue crab! Sometimes I wish I lived close to the big water so I could get 'em fresh/live...then the stormy weather along the coasts makes me think otherwise...oh well.

    Nice to see 'em smoked, though...that sounds and looks great!


  7. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice plane me some crab,,,
  8. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very nice-looking stuff - points!

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