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Frequently Asked Questions:

How do crabs become soft shells?2019-07-08T19:15:29+00:00

When a crab molts it comes out of it’s old shell and becomes bigger and softer and thus it’s called a soft shell.

How long do crabs take to cook?2019-07-08T19:14:48+00:00

It depends on the amount of crabs and volume of steam. Once you have steam expect about 15 minutes to steam the first layer and 3 – 5 minutes for each each additional layer of crabs. (Times will vary depending upon the volume of steam present).

What is the black on the bottoms of some crabs?2019-07-08T19:17:27+00:00

The black coloration comes from the southern crab when it is ready to slough (or become a soft shell). This coloration is a sign of a good, heavy crab.

How long can crabs live out of water?2019-07-08T19:18:28+00:00

We keep our crabs at a specific temperature and humidity level which enables us to keep our crabs alive from 2 to 4 days upon receiving them fresh.

Can you eat a dead crab?2019-07-08T19:19:09+00:00

Absolutely NOT !

How can I be sure that my seafood is fresh and of a good quality?2019-07-08T19:20:39+00:00

Never be afraid to ask. If the place you purchase your seafood can’t answer your question find a seafood establishment that can answer your questions. Do your research and make sure you’re buying USA whenever possible.

How can I keep track of all the changing laws, quality, freshness, etc.?2019-07-08T19:21:46+00:00

 it’s too much to keep up with! Call Capt. Bob’s Crabs, we strive on having the best seafood possible, along with freshness you can see and taste. Call us, we’re always glad to help. It’s what we do!

Why is Capt. Bob’s Crabs so successful?2019-07-08T19:22:35+00:00

We only sell what we would want to eat ourselves. In addition to fresh, good quality seafood, we offer outstanding customer service and excellence in our company which is only surpassed by our love for family, friends and our savior Jesus Christ. For without him our success and achievements would be incomplete and pointless.

How to Eat Capt. Bob’s Crabs

You’ll need the following items:

  • Brown Paper or Newspaper

  • Mallet

  • Knife

  • Paper Towels

  • Glass of Water or Your Favorite Cold Beverage

  • Hearty Appetite

First you will need to cover your table with the brown paper or newspaper.

Next place the crab in front of you. Snap off the two large pincer claws. Crack open each claw using the mallet. Use the knife to pick out any remaining meat.

The best way to start is to use your hands. Pick up the crab and remove all remaining walking legs from the body and repeat step 2. After the claws and legs are removed, use your thumb or knife to pull back the apron and break if off of the body completely.

Once you have removed the apron, you must remove the top hard shell from the body by prying your thumb into the same area where the apron was removed. Pull the hard shell from the body.

Once you have opened the crab, remove the gills and fat. Some people eat the mustard fat. NEVER EAT THE GILLS!

Break the body in half and then in half again until you are able to reach all the crab meat inside. Enjoy!