Today is November 20th.  Another birthday has arrived and you will find me at work amongst the Dungeness Crabs.  Tis the season to be jolly or crabby!  I don’t mind at all!!  Its in my blood to celebrate my birthday with the crabs swimming in the tanks and being cooked.  I’ll enjoy a Cosmo and… Read More


The moment we begin to see stacks of crab pots lining the piers the anticipation of the local Dungeness Crab Season begins. In fact, the season is 4 weeks away. Each day we see more and more stacks of crab pots. The fishermen are making repairs on the pots and deciding what bait they will… Read More


Our local Dungeness Crab Season opened on time November 15th. We unloaded the first catch in the wee hours of the morning. Crabs were on the smaller size weighing 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 lbs. The first batch cooked showed us that the meat was jammed packed in the body cavity. The meat was so… Read More


Crab Louie is a Pacific Ocean treasure salad. You can also substitute or combine Shrimp Meat to this salad. You will also find the spelling for Crab Louie as Crab Louis. [wpurp-searchable-recipe]Crab Louis – – Crab Meat, lettuce, Louie Dressing, tomato (cut in wedges), eggs (hard boiled), black olives, , ; – Shred lettuce of… Read More


Louie Dressing is the perfect topping for a Crab or Shrimp Louie. This recipe is easy to make. Chill before topping your Crab Meat or Shrimp Meat. Simply enjoy![wpurp-searchable-recipe]Louie Dressing – – Mayonnaise, Ketchup, pickle relish (I like Dill Pickle Relish), lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, salt, celery salt, pepper, , ; – In a… Read More


Here we are again . . . the day before the local SF Dungeness Crab Season begins.  As we were crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in the dark, we saw all the fleet of crab boats making their way towards their fishing grounds.  White lights reflecting on a calm ocean.  Can’t wait to drive across… Read More


photo of a prepared Dungeness Crabmeat in a deep dish pie shell

After a long day at work and it was a Friday, I made a Dungeness Crabmeat Quiche.  You might think big deal but I picked that crabmeat earlier at work.  If you have ever picked crabmeat it takes time. And for us Saturday is a working day.  We usually don’t join the “Friday Happy Hour”… Read More


We just put our heads down so we thought but SF Fisherman’s Wharf was noisy tonight.  People talking loudly and cars whizzing driving by.  Around 1:30 am the In/Out Semi truck parked on the corner.  Our neighbor arrived at 1:58 am because we heard the sound of the car remote locking the car.  I guess… Read More


Fishing boats start harvesting at 12:01 am, November 15th.  They are at the very least 25 miles from shore.  That doesn’t exactly mean 25 minutes away by car.  Depending on how many pots they have determines the length of their day plus other variables.  Weather, experience, and boat issues are those other variables.  Some old… Read More


Two of my favorite things are Dungeness Crab and Cheesecake combined to make this Creamy Crab Cheesecake!  Can you imagine what a delicious combination this is?  Easy and tasty appetizer for your next party.  Containers of Dungeness Crab Meat are ideal for this recipe.  Or if you’d prefer, you can buy live or cooked crabs… Read More