Crabs are delicious meals when cooked right. 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 people who have the families will tend it buy the crabs to make at home and cook themselves since eating a meal of them from the restaurant is expensive. Some of the people will purchase uncooked crabs to prepare them at home just to save some amount of money.
The crab you buy should be alive and not dead. 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. It will cost you money which means if you eat spoilt meat you will end up using the money for the hospital and when you throw away the meat, then you will lose the money you used when buying the crab. For you to differentiate the crab which is alive, you can press it with a stick of which it will make a move, or it will be aggressive.
Considering the belly of a crab should be done. The abdomen of the female will be broad and rounded while that of a male is narrow. Most people prefer having the male crabs because the females will help in reproduction services. Some of the people like the females since they are tasty. However, you can still know whether the crab is fleshy if the belly if firm. A crab which is meaty is what you expect.
Much meat is obtained from a crab which is older but not the young crabs. You should look for the mature crabs since what you require from them is just meat. You should look at the claws when you are buying the crabs, and the adult crabs will have flattened claws while the younger ones will have sharp claws.
The shell of the crab should be considered. The mature crabs will have the dull and weary shells while the young ones will have the bright and well-formed shell. 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 several children, then you can buy many crabs. The size of the crabs you can buy will be possible since the seller will sell depending on their various scales.