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    Crab prices

    Just wondering what other chefs are doing with the increasing crab prices due to shortages of the Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab.

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    stick with backfin instead of jumbo

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    Move to the west coast a convert to dungeness? Sorry couldn't resist.
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    Winter cost us dearly. Still a premium product that will cost more this year. Will have to pay to play. Also be aware where're your crab is coming from.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest...W_graphic.html

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...5a6_story.html

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    That hasn't hit the gulf coast yet. I don't usually start buying blue crabs whole until the middle of May, and picked until crawfish season ends, or the price dramatically drops, whichever comes first. I haven't been watching the prices, I'll ask my guy this week.

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    +1 for Dungeness Crab. Last year it was $2.99/Lb...safeway was giving it away.

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    Backfin prices are on the rise as well. Anyone have a good source for Dungeness that would ship to the east coast?

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    if you can do the labor, maine rock crab has low yield but it's cheap in bulk and quite delicious.

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    California Dungeness crab season is basically over. If you want fresh cooked Dungeness crab, look to Oregon. Nearly all of the stuff in California is frozen.
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