Where to get FRESH, LIVE crab???
Aloha folks... Planning on doing an east-coast style crab boil. Problem: I can't for the LIFE of me find any fresh, live crab.
I TRIED SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD without success, although they had just about everything else.
I was wondering if y'all knew where to find FRESH LIVE crab. I am willing to shell out some dough, but I'm not going to buying a gross (a dozen dozen, or 144) or anything absurd like that.
I'm willing to travel about an hour or two; perhaps as far as Santa Barbara, or San Diego.
Hollywood Farmers Market ( Ivar between Hollywood & Sunset) on Sundays. At the south end of the market there's a booth called "Sea Food Fever" run by John Wilson who is a Fishing Captain out of Santa Barbara. he has live local crab and great fish. Have been getting the "California white sea bass" ( sounds better than Croaker) from him.....really good. ( in season through August I think)
Hollywood Farmers Market
1600 Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
When I lived in San Diego a few years ago I got live dungeness crabs at an asian market there and they were DEFINITELY not on death's doorstep! I had borrowed a vegetarian friend's SUV to go shopping and the crabs got loose in the SUV. I almost got in a wreck! They sure were fiesty!! And they sure tasted good as Singapore Chili Crabs! :)