Dungeness crab meat in/near the Mission
Visiting the City and looking for a good source for picked Dungeness crab meat in or near the Mission. I read the Dungeness '11 thread and searched for picked crabmeat specifically, but didn't
come up with much. Thanks for any insight.
Thanks-I stopped by there; no picked crab, but excellent live ones. Very nice shop as has been mentioned in this forum, crabs were quickly dispatched and cleaned in halves. Great with some roasted asparagus and leftover jambalaya as a side. Yum.
Followed up with a crab sandwich at Duarte's this afternoon. I love the way they grill the bread and use that as the inside-keeps it from getting soggy while the bread is moist on the out(bite) side. Delicious sauteed baby artichokes were the icing on the cake.
There's something about Dungeness, it doesn't survive picked. Last christmas, I hand carried a few cooked & cleaned (not picked) across the country for christmas dinner. I picked it a few hours before dinner. My "sampling" as I was picking was the crab was sweet and perfect, in the five hours between that and dinner, all the sweetness left, I don't know the chemical reason.
Princeton Seafood gives good crab further north, and it doesn't get any fresher unless you eat on a boat.