[RECETTES POUR LES FETES] No need for tools to dissect it… the crab canned allows us to bring a festive touch to some of our recipes, without having to worry.
In addition to its finesse and delicately iodized taste, the crab also has all the good nutrition: low in calories (111 Cal. per 100 g), rich in protein (14.8 g per 100 g) and low in lipids (1.8 g per 100 g), it is full of selenium ( antioxidant) and zinc (beauty of hair and nails).
Which one to choose ? Among the edible species found in cans, that of crab royal – with very fine flesh – is the most prestigious. Fished in the cold seas between Russia and Alaska, this crab can easily exceed 2 meters (!) in wingspan. The preserves of crab royal display a high percentage of flesh and legs, but they are expensive. The compromise ? of the flesh of crab au naturel, which is mentioned to contain pieces of legs and claws.
There is no label guaranteeing sustainable fishing for crab, but international agreements aim to safeguard the species (catch of male crabs of a certain size only). In the kitchen, before integrating the flesh of crab drained to our preparations, we crumble it to make sure that it does not contain pieces of cartilage (not very pleasant to find under the tooth…).
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