Crabs

Mud Crab

 

Scientific Name: Scylla serrata
Size Range: 300/500 gms; 500/1000 gms; 1/2 kgs
Packing(in bulk): 10; 12; 15 kgs per box
Method of Catch: FPO – Pots
Fishing Zone: FAO 051

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Scylla serrata, commonly known as the Mud crab , Green crab or Mangrove Crab *-, is an economically important species of crab found in the estuaries and mangroves of India. In their most common form, the shell colour varies from a deep, mottled green to very dark brown. There has been a huge interest in the aquaculture of this species due to their high demand/ price, high flesh content and rapid growth rates in captivity. It has a huge market demand all over the world, particularly in South East Asian countries which make it as a potential candidate species for commercial level aquaculture. This seafood delicacy is considered as one of the tastiest of all crab species. This is available worldwide and is mostly sold live in international markets. This species is widely exploited from all along the coastal belt of India. In India, mud crab farming started during early eighties and now crab culture is developing very fast in the states of AP, Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha .

Blue Crab

 

Scientific Name: Portunus pelagicus
Size Range: 300/500 gms; 500/1000 gms; 1/2 kgs
Packing(in bulk): 10; 12; 15 kgs per box
Method of Catch: FPO – Pots
Fishing Zone: FAO 051

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The mud crab is one of the best shellfish you could wish for. Its moist meat, mostly found in the body and claws, has a marvellous distinct and sweet flavour. The mud crab is one of the best seafoods for presentation, with graceful legs and ornate claws that can be kept whole and used as a garnish. One of the best cooking methods is to steam, boil or poach mud crabs in salted water (25 g of salt per litre), then season with lemon, black pepper, garlic and onion. The crab can be finished off for the final dish by a variety of methods including barbecuing or pan-frying. Be careful not to overcook the crab in the initial stages, when adding a little vinegar will make the meat easier to remove. Mud crab can also be served whole on a platter, often feeding a number of people. Never put live crabs directly into boiling water or the meat will toughen and the legs or claws may fall off. Kill them before cooking.

3 Spot Crabs

 

 

Scientific Name: Scylla Serrata
Size Range: 100/200 gms; 200 gms Up
Packing(in bulk): 10; 15; 25 kgs per box
Method of Catch: FPO – Pots
Fishing Zone: FAO 051

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The flavor of the meat is mild with low oiliness and moist flesh. Flesh (from claws and body): 35% of total weight. With their sweet, nutty flavour, and evenly textured, moist, firm flesh, blue swimmer crabs make superb eating. The firm texture and delicate flavour of the blue swimmer crab make it excellent for serving with pasta. Either as a filling for tortellini and ravioli, or as the “meat” layer in a lasagne, blue swimmer makes a delicious addition. The claws can be crumbed, stuffed, or served with chilli, ginger or plum sauces after deep frying. Be careful not to damage any of the shell if the flesh is to be removed, as blue swimmer crabs are prized for perfect presentation. Poaching, steaming, boiling and microwaving are the most appropriate methods of cooking, but this crab is also superb in soups and makes great curries. Also try stir-frying, panfrying or making crab balls.