When crabs are cooked right then they form a delightful meal. If you have never eaten the meal of crabs then you should try to know what you have missed over the time by having a goal of eating the meal. Most of the people will shy away from eating the meal of crabs from the restaurant since they are expensive of which they will but the crabs to prepare and cook themselves. Some people will try to save some amount of money by just purchasing the uncooked crabs for them to cook later at home.
When purchasing the crab then you should choose the active but not the dead one. You will have to get the food poisoning or just throw the meat from the crab away if you bought the dead crab since its meat spoils faster. Both methods will end up you losing some amount of money since whenever you have the food poisoning you have to take medications which will consume cash and if you throw the meat away you will end up losing the purchasing cost. For you to know whether the crab is alive then it should be aggressive or it should move once you poke it with a stick.
Considering the belly of a crab should be done. The females will have full rounded belly while the males have a narrow one. Most of the people prefer the males since the females will be left to reproduce. Females are delicious, and hence some people will prefer to eat the male crabs. However, you can still know whether the crab is fleshy if the belly if firm. A meaty crab is what you need.
The mature crabs will contain a lot of meat while the young ones do not have much. You need meat from the crab, and hence you should look for the adult crabs. Whenever you are buying the crabs you should check the flattened claws to get the mature crabs since the younger ones will have sharp ones.
The shell of the crab should be considered. The dull, weary shells will be of the mature crabs, and the shiny and shapely ones will indicate the crab is young. Depending on the meat and also the taste then the weary shell should be the crab you choose.
You should consider the size of your family. Some of the people may have several people in their family while others are only the two of them thus the meat purchased concerning the volume will depend on the number of people. If you have the kids, and they are many then you should make sure you get the volume which should be enough. Most of the sellers will have a number of measures when they are selling them.