NATIONAL CRAB STUFFED FLOUNDER DAY
Crab and flounder take center stage on February 18th when National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day arrives each year. The day recognizes the unique, flavorful delight when crab and flounder combine.
This one-of-kind dish is composed of a stuffing made with crab meat, bread crumbs, butter, and seasonings, which is stuffed into the whole flounder or rolled up into the fillets and baked.
Flounder is a flatfish in approximately 100 different species. Around the United States, the winter flounder and Pacific flounder are common species. While there are thousands of species of crabs, 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.
Popular along the East and Gulf Coasts, there are a variety of restaurants that serve crab-stuffed flounder, and there are plenty of recipes to try your hand at making at home.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCrabStuffedFlounderDay
- Order up a plate or two at your favorite seafood restaurant.
- Try your hand at making it at home. We’ve even found a couple of recipes worth testing.
- Invite family or friends to dine with you.
- If you are also celebrating National Drink Wine Day on February 18th, a sweet Riesling or a Chardonnay will pair well with Crab-Stuffed Flounder.
- Use #NationalCrabStuffedFlounderDay to post to social media.
NATIONAL CRAB STUFFED FLOUNDER DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this seafood holiday. We’ve cast about seeking answers and while we reel back in, we’re going to see what the catch of the day is and celebrate a little more!
Crab Stuffed Flounder FAQ
Q. I don’t like the taste of crab. What else can I stuff the flounder with?
A. There are many recipes out there that call for either bread stuffing or nut and vegetable stuffing. Both contain fragrant herbs and spices that bring a lot of flavor to the recipe.
Q. Where are flounders found?
A. This flatfish is found in coastal regions on the ocean floor worldwide.
Q. Where to crab live?
A. Depending on the species, they may live in either salt or freshwater. Many crabs also spend much of their time on land.