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.
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! :)
In the future, if you feel like fresh crab, but don't feel like cooking them...
Fresh boiled or steamed crab can be had at Pacific Fish Center, on the Redondo Beach Pier! Giant prawn also!
Pacific Fish Center & Restaurant
131 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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