Brown crabs, also known as edible crabs, are the nations favourite crustacean. The pasty shaped shell houses soft and flavoursome brown meat and the legs and claws are packed with the more delicate flavoured white meat.
When is best to eat?
Crabs are at their best in the winter months but can be enjoyed all year round thanks to the sustainable nature of the fisheries Department. We at N&C Produce are very passionate about
how, and where our Crabs are sourced as we aim to provide our customers with the best available
quality of seafoods.
Crab fishing methods
The main fishing method used for brown crab is potting. This is a selective fishing method, with very little impact on the seabed. Undersized and berried crabs can be returned safely to the sea unharmed, so there is no problem with killing undersized crabs (discards).
As a result pot caught brown crab is one of the most sustainable choices of seafood you can make, even in winter months.
Crab is a great source of protein
Eating a portion of this nutritious crustacean has incredible health benefits when eaten regularly. Is crab good for you? The answer is a big juicy YES! Crab is without a doubt one of the best possible dietary sources of protein available. It contains almost as much protein per 100 grammes as meats without anywhere near the same levels of saturated fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.The protein in crab is of high quality and, because of a lack of connective tissue, very digestible for people of all ages.
Crab Cake Recipe.
10 oz crab meat from N&C Produce
1 egg 2 tsp lemon juice.
2 tbsp mayonnaise.
1 tsp Sriracha sauce from N&C Produce
2 tbsp parsley fresh
2 chopped spring onions
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Enjoy Your Tasty Crab Cakes....