Why do they call it Dressed Crab?
I’ve been eating a lot of fish lately. However, one thing that puzzles me is, why do they call it dressed crab? As far as I know there’s no such thing as dressed fish or dressed beef, but what do I know?
The reason I’ve been eating fish is purely a health one. Something to do with Omega 3 oils and that kind of thing. I came across the dressed crab at a local supermarket. Packed in a little tin that was inside a cardboard box with the title Dressed Crab written across the bottom!
I did a little research using Mr Google and set about defining what dressed crab was. It shocked me and to be honest, I don’t think I’ll be eating too much more crab either dressed or undressed. Come to think of it, definitely not dressed!
Cockles are another fishy shellfish. They appeal to my taste buds. Those poor little blighters go through hell just to satisfy my nutritional desires. They don’t get much of a life, sitting in a damp seabed, filtering whatever it is they filter day after day. Someone turns up with a bucket and spade, digs them up, puts them in an enamel bucket and straight on the stove to be boiled alive!!! Lobsters, muscles, crabs and whelks all suffer the same fate.
What Happens Next?
So, back to the crab dressing. It seems the poor old crustacean gets a boiling like the lobster and cockle. Then, his innards removed and mixed with breadcrumbs!! Just to literally rub salt in his wounds, it’s all put back in his shell!! Oh my!
I have ate so many crustaceans over the years. Now I feel bad. I never knew they went through so much. In future, I’ll stick with the jars of crab paste, hmmmm.