We three love crab, and I bought one from the fish van. Crab is great, tasty, sweet, low fat, and sustainable. They are caught locally (well ok not actually on Dartmoor, but fairly locally anyway), and I bought it from a small independent trader (aka the fish van). The are caught in a way that has little trauma on either the crab or unwanted specimens. The only downside is they are a little expensive. But we can make one medium crab feed the three of us easily.
With a frost forecast, and the tell tale signs that we might have had a touch already, we decided to harvest the last of the sweetcorn. Considering we thought the crop was going to be a failure, it is funny now as we are a little tired of it! We have eaten corn on the cob for lunches, and I have made many a batch of sweetcorn fritters. So it is good that it has now come to the end. And in my mind, sweetcorn and crab go together very well.
We had a happy half hour bashing the crab with a rolling pin (I hasten to add it came ready cooked!) and removing the meat. Then himself knocked up a batch of pasta and made tagliatelle, whilst I made a sauce of garlic and lots of butter (have to do something about that low fat content!), cut the sweetcorn off the cobs and added that, then when the pasta was just about ready, in went the crab and some creme fraiche. Lovely.
And.. the shells are now simmering on the rayburn, along with the corn cobs, and tomorrow I shall use the rest of the sweetcorn kernels to make a crab and sweetcorn soup.