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Why is Crab so expensive?

Especially Jumbo Lump.

by Anonymousreply 2401/07/2014

Because lump is tumor!

by Anonymousreply 112/03/2012

I caught it from a toilet seat.

by Anonymousreply 212/03/2012

They have to pay a royalty on each one sold to Lumpy Rutherford.

by Anonymousreply 312/03/2012

Because the people who go catch it and process it have shitty jobs in the middle of nowhere. I think their jobs are more dangerous than a convenience store worker.

by Anonymousreply 412/03/2012

Watch Deadliest Catch.

by Anonymousreply 512/03/2012

Because you're poor?

by Anonymousreply 612/04/2012

Most crab is imitation, FYI.

by Anonymousreply 712/04/2012

I got crabs riding a tractor

by Anonymousreply 912/04/2012

Jewish conspiracy.

by Anonymousreply 1012/04/2012

It's not.

by Anonymousreply 1112/04/2012

Having lived in Maryland I assumed you were talking about the blue crab on the east coast.Lots of work to process and the lump is usually sold pasteurized commercially. The reason it is expensive is because of the intense competition for the lump meat. Many restaurants in Maryland and Virginia pay to have the crab flown in on private aircraft when the supply is short because it is their staple. I used to go crabbing all the time, easy to catch. I think the same crab species can be found in the gulf of Mexico Others have stated most crab cakes you buy most places is crap, not real lump crab meat

by Anonymousreply 1212/04/2012

Because those combs arnt cheap

by Anonymousreply 1312/04/2012

Don't eat it, you fool. It's radiation-saturated, now!!

by Anonymousreply 1412/04/2012

All the easy to get crab has been over fished. To get crabs big enough to eat, ships have to go into the dangerous arctic waters now.

by Anonymousreply 1512/04/2012

Don't wait for the shrimp boats, mom. Your son's coming home with the crabs.

by Anonymousreply 1612/04/2012

[R15] Depends on what kind of crab it is. No blue crab in arctic waters.

by Anonymousreply 1712/04/2012

Maybe I'm getting my threads mixed up, but Jumbo Lump does sound like a wonderful name for William and Kate's new baby.

by Anonymousreply 1812/04/2012

Ever fiddle one, OP?

by Anonymousreply 1912/04/2012

It's crab season on the North Coast of California. We get fresh caught crab for the holidays. The fisherman go out day and night to set the crab pots, good weather and bad. I've seen them go out in 16-foot seas.

by Anonymousreply 2012/04/2012

Everything but canned tuna seems so expensive now days. I found some chicken of the sea crab meat for less than $3 dollars a can the other day and it was alright. Then I saw some white crab meat for $7 dollars a can, for just six ounces! That's too much for me cause I'm poor, have a laugh richy rich. Maybe I'll try shrimp cakes:(

by Anonymousreply 2101/06/2014

Laugh richly rich?

by Anonymousreply 2201/06/2014

If you're lucky, you can cheaply get it in a bathhouse.

by Anonymousreply 2301/07/2014

OP, if you insist on capitalizing it incorrectly you'll just perpetuate the perception it is special enough to be expensive.

by Anonymousreply 2401/07/2014
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