Live Dungeness Crab at Moss Landing [2011 season]
Yesterday Mom and I took at drive over to Moss Landing in search of crabs. Pulled up to the A Dock where Beticia, the boat we've patronized in the past, is berthed. No crabs. I checked with the harbor master and he suggested coming back on friday.
So we headed over the bridge to Phil's and found live crab there. $6.99 for live or cooked crabs. I bought just one lively one who weighed in at 2.1 pounds and steamed it for lunch. Fairly sweet and very fat, loved the crab butter! The shells were still a little soft on the smaller legs.
More about Beticia
How to steam a Dungeness crab
Phil's Fish Market & Eatery
7600 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039
A Dock, Moss Landing, CA
I visited the same crab tanks behind Johnny's at the SC Yacht Harbor and bought 3 excellent, large crabs the other day for $4.50/lb. They were wonderful. Just this past Saturday friends and I were craving fresh crab but couldn't find any at Moss Landing or the Yacht Harbor. An old-timer at the Yacht Harbor said everybody was watching the football game instead of crabbing!! Anyway my friends went to the Abalone Farm in Davenport and bought three crabs for $10.00 each. They, too, were excellent.