Fresh, whole crab
I am looking for a place to purchase fresh, whole crab that I can steam or create a wonderful crab boil. Can crab be shipped fresh or does the sender have to cook it first before sending it along? All suggestions are welcomed!!
Most Oriental markets carry live Blue crabs or can get them for you and are usually very reasonable. Live Blue crabs are very common in Asian cookery.
There are company's in Maryland that sell and ship live but this method gets very expensive.
Where are you located? for specific recommendations.
You can also try catching it yourself. Pretty easy to catch a good amount of blue crab with a few nets and some chicken.
All along the CT/RI shore docks and piers you can fish right off of. No permits needed, just need your catch to be of a certain size (usually 5 1/4" from tip to tip).