How do you cook spanner crab?
With spanner shaped claws, this crustacean is beautifully coloured and has a delicate, sweet, subtle flavoured flesh – making it a favourite amongst chefs. Some like to highlight the flavour of crab with complementary Asian flavours while others may fold through an emulsion sauce to create a rich, velvety mouthfeel. One way of showing off its unique texture is to fold spanner crab meat through whole egg tortillas and even omelettes. As an attractive looking crab, it is perfect to use as an alternative to the classic mud crabs.
Blue swimmer crabs
Where are blue swimmer crabs found?
Blue swimmer crabs are wild-caught, coastal marine dwellers found mainly in bays, estuaries and intertidal areas up to about 60m – most commonly on muddy or sandy bottoms. They are found globally in a region stretching from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea, across the Indian Ocean and down through South East Asia to Australia. In Australia they are found around most of the country’s coastline, with a large proportion of the commercial catch being from southern Queensland.
What do blue swimmer crabs look like?
The male’s shell is a distinctive mottled bright blue to purple when uncooked, while the female’s exoskeleton tends to be a more mottled brown. Like all crustaceans, they turn orange when cooked (with the male’s shell remaining brighter).
What is blue swimmer crab meat like?
Who harvests rock lobster?
How are rock lobsters harvested?
What rock lobsters does Bidfood sell?
Bidfood have both whole rock lobsters and split rock lobsters. We stock a whole bunch of other options in our wholesale seafood range. Stop on by and check it out!
How do you cook rock lobsters?
Where does Bidfood source true lobsters from?
Bidfood sources true lobsters from Canada and they are usually High Pressure Processed (HPP) in their shell.
Why are true lobsters High Pressure Processed (HPP)?
This process allows the flesh to come completely away from the shell after defrosting, giving a great look and maximum yield. The end user can defrost and cook the HPP lobster meat to their preferred texture and flavour profile. HPP lobster is the preferred choice of top chefs globally and the pinnacle of frozen clawed lobster products available in the marketplace today. This raw meat allows chefs to control the cooking times and seasoning which helps them to plate the best quality dishes for their guests.