Get acquainted with the pea crab, recipes included!
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Have you ever seen a little critter peek out of your oyster? You've probably encountered a pea crab! Back in the day, pea crabs were revered as delicacies and highly sought after. These days, many see them as a nuisance, although that could be because people are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with them. So, to get everyone more acquainted, here's the lowdown on pea crabs and recipes to try the next time you see one!
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Baked Oyster Chowder in a Shell
This one is a crowd pleaser - cooked in bacon fat and topped with chopped bacon. It might be a little hard to get brioche bread crumbs unless you're making it yourself, so normal bread crumbs work well, too. Warm oyster chowder, but baked in a shell, nom!
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