Thursday, January 29, 2009

Crab Lollipop

Back Fin Crab Lollipop
Crab Lollipop Shooters

Crab lollipops were developed by leaving the back fins connected to the jumbo lump. There are only two of these per crab but not every crab works for this application. The crabs used for the lollipops have to be at least 6 inches from tip to tip and full of meat at the time they are picked.

About a year ago Chef Bryan Caswell of the Reef Restaurant in Houston asked me if I could develop these for him and since then several other restaurants have put them on their menu including Chef Chris Shepherd's, Catalan in Houston, TX.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I would love to try this technique at home. How do I know if the crabs are "full of meat." Is it seasonal? Also, are blue crabs ok to use?


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