NATIONAL CRAB MEAT DAY
Observed annually on March 9th, National Crab Meat Day (also National Crabmeat Day) offers a day to celebrate one of America’s favorite crustaceans. With 1.5 million tons of crab consumed every year around the world, plenty of crab meat lovers celebrate every year.
While crab meat is a healthy choice, the fat and calories add up once you add the butter. And there are thousands of species of crabs, but only certain ones are edible. In the United States, some of the more popular and tasty ones are the blue crab, stone crab, Dungeness, king, and rock or snow crabs. They come in both hard and soft shells and can be found along all the coasts and Hawaii.
Enjoying the meat of these crustaceans can be done in many ways. Boiled crab, either the legs or the whole creature, results in a feast requiring some labor from the diner. However, every tasty morsel is well worth the effort. Mix the meat with other ingredients to create dips, cakes, or soups.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL CRAB MEAT DAY
- Boil or steam some crab.
- Eat some crab legs.
- Make a crab salad.
- Use #NationalCrabMeatDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL CRAB MEAT DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues digging for the origins of this tasty food holiday.
Crab Meat FAQ
Q. Does crab meat come in a can?
A. Yes. However, like most canned meats, canned crab has less flavor than fresh or frozen.
Q. Does crab go well in soup?
A. Yes. It’s especially delicious when prepared as a chowder.
Q. Who produces the most crab meat?
A. China exports more crab than any other nation in the world.