I know it is kind of cheating, but as these are wild crabs that were hauled up from the sea beneath the pier, so I am still going to count it. But, for this particular target, seeing an edible crab isn't enough. I decided that I should eat one too. The Cromer crab is a bit of a delicacy around these parts and the dish plays a big part in Norfolk's identity. And so, it would be wrong of me not to buy myself a Cromer crab for my evening meal.
|My Cromer Crab salad|
I don't often eat crab. I'm not exactly a fan of seafood as it is, but I have eaten crab on occasion. The taste and texture usually put me off a little bit, but this time, after drowning it in vinegar and a sprinkle of salt, I have to admit it tasted pretty good. Though there wasn't as much meat compared to how much is crammed into a tin of tuna, the addition of vinegar does give it a similar flavour. Not bad at all and it goes well with my salad. Now this was one tasty way of ticking off a target species, but don't expect me to eat any insects or spiders anytime soon.
|The empty carapace of my Cromer Edible Crab|