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Great crab legs in Westchester or Putnam

Sra. Swanky Jul 1, 2014 05:56 AM

I have the biggest crab legs craving. Any really good places worth checking out? Thanks in advance!

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    rolise RE: Sra. Swanky Jul 1, 2014 11:15 AM

    I tend to make them for my son if I see good ones for sale. I bought him some nice snow crab legs at HMart last week for $10/lb. Sometimes Stew Leonard's has nice ones.

    The only places I know that make them are the Chinese buffet on Central Ave near Pet Goods and the one up on Rte 6 in the Peekskill area I think King China Buffet that advertises in the Journal News but not sure I can recommend either place really. Oh and they have them at Red Lobster and Joes Crab Shack but again I cannot recommend them having not eaten them there.

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      Sra. Swanky RE: rolise Jul 2, 2014 05:28 PM

      I didn't even think of HMart or Stew's - thank you! The one's at Joe's Crab Shack aren't bad - I like the different flavors you can have them boiled in.

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        rolise RE: Sra. Swanky Jul 3, 2014 09:41 AM

        There is a Joes on 125th Street in the City. A couple in NJ. None in Westchester. I don't know about Putnam. The only one I have been to was in CA a couple of years ago.

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          chowdom RE: rolise Jul 3, 2014 01:24 PM

          I've not been to one, but I believe a Joe's Crab Shack recently opened in the Palisades Center in Rockland County.

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      liza219 RE: Sra. Swanky Jul 2, 2014 08:52 PM

      Dont forget when Costco has their seafood roadshows......usually on the weekends. Sometime one leg is over 1 pound!

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        Maryld RE: Sra. Swanky Jul 3, 2014 07:00 AM

        Rye Roadhouse is now offering a steam pot dinner on Thursday nights which contains crawfish, shrimp, crab claws, mussels, andouille, potatoes, and corn.

        1. JMF RE: Sra. Swanky Jul 3, 2014 09:13 AM

          If you cook them at home either throw some crab boil in a pot and bring to a boil, add the crab, but only cook for 1-2 minutes. They are already fully cooked. You just need to warm them up. I like to use plain water and no spices because they are usually pretty salty.

          1. Sra. Swanky RE: Sra. Swanky Jul 3, 2014 07:46 PM

            Great recs and tips - thank you, everyone! And I seriously need a Costco membership now!

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              chowdom RE: Sra. Swanky Jul 3, 2014 09:11 PM

              One more possibility
              ANS seafood in Elmsford
              I have passed by a thousand times but stopped in today for the first time. I picked up some incredible halibut. All of the fish on display was pristine...wow what a pleasant surprise. You need to check this place

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                scarsdalesurprise RE: chowdom Jul 4, 2014 05:42 AM

                I second ANS! I've bought a number of things there, including several lobsters, and it has all been terrific.

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                  Sra. Swanky RE: chowdom Jul 4, 2014 08:37 AM

                  I always wondered about that place! I drive by it all the time too. Will definitely check it out! Thanks! :)

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                    valerie RE: Sra. Swanky Jul 4, 2014 03:48 PM

                    Yes, me too. Drove by it a million times but I never went in. I will have to stop by one day...not even sure where the entrance is!

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                      Sra. Swanky RE: valerie Jul 5, 2014 01:22 PM

                      Hi valerie! They have a tiny parking lot right in front of the entrance - at the corner of 9A and Williams Street. It's right before the entrance to 287 and before the Wendy's on the left side if you're driving north on 9A.


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                ryanallday RE: Sra. Swanky Jul 4, 2014 03:38 PM

                King Buffet in Peekskill, not bad

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                  pafret RE: ryanallday Jul 12, 2014 11:23 AM

                  Second on King Buffet, also their clams in Black Bean Sauce are absolutely great!
                  Does anyone know what combination of seasonings are in those squeeze bottles that Chinese Takeout cooks use? The bottles are marked 1, 2, 3, or 4 and they use various combinations of squirts to make anything on their menus. Can't find that info anywhere on the net.

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                    wineconsul RE: pafret Jul 12, 2014 01:40 PM

                    I would venture a guess (or 4 guesses)
                    Rice Wine,
                    Soy sauce and
                    Corn starch in water

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