Sunday, April 1, 2012

Crystal Crabs in Little Fuzhou

Everyone knows New York's Chinatown, which is a sprawling neighborhood South of Soho, West of the Lower East side and East of Tribeca. It's basically grown over the years by consuming Little Italy.

However, there's an even gnarlier Chinatown in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It's one of the fastest growing ethnic Chinese enclaves outside Asia, and it's growth is attributable to the surge of immigrants from the Fujian Province in Mainland China.

We headed down there on the BQE to find some seafood. Basically anything rad we could get our hands on- stone crabs, clams, calamari, and baby bok choi.

The big score of the day though was an Australian Crystal Crab (also known as a snow crab). This decopod comes with a pretty amazing score sheet. They live in extremely deep waters, and as a result live up to 30 years of age. They're considered the best tasting crab because of their unpolluted and stable environment. And the males and females live at different depths but have no defined time of breeding during the year. Which is a nice way of saying they can have sex whenever they want. You go Crystals!

We headed back with about 15 pounds of food and went to it.

There was so much going on, we didn't follow/record the recipes. So just enjoy the scenery!

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