Every year around November we anticipate the fruitful boost of Dungeness Crabs in the Bay Area However, Crab season started late for the Bay Area because of a price dispute between the Crab fisherman's and seafood wholesalers. After Thanksgiving the dispute was finally resolved and Crab season began.
Shirley Temples to start off the nightI got so excited I think I personally ate over 8 crabs in the first week. I had crab cooked and seasoned in my favorite ways. I thought it would be fun and delicious to host a meal which features only crab prepared in four different ways.
In addition, we wanted to celebrate with Dungeness Crab for a holiday since it reflects the Bay Area's Winter Season and prepared in ways that reflects our food culture.
For New Year's Eve we had a Crab Fest. The crabs were prepared in my favorite ways:
- Salty Egg Yolk Crab
- Sauteed Ginger and Green Onions Crab
- Salt and Pepper Crab
- Steamed Crab with nuoc mam cham dipping sauce
Salty Egg Yolk Crab
Ginger and Green Onion Crab
Salt and pepper Crab
Before the end of 2011 we cracked claws, mixed the crab roe with rice and relished in the fragrance of salty egg yolks.
Sauteed Garlic Bittermelon
The plate looks like artHow did you spend your New Year's Eve? I went to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf flanked by the boats and sky of fireworks.