03-31-2005, 12:42 PM
Yes it can. I recall a thread here some time ago which said that certain kinds of crabmeat can really taste bad, at least in comparison to what we are familiar with. I'm here to support that warning. Picked up a tub of "hand picked lump" which was said to be a "Product of Venezuela". Looked ok, and besides, it was only going into a bisque. None in the freezer, and didn't feel like driving to my regular place for seafood, so I got this stuff. Wasn't pastuerized, and figured I could hide it in a bisque anyway. It was SOOOOoooo bad it ruined the recipe. Not tainted or spoiled, just that bad. Hard to describe. Makes one wonder what kind of crab it was before it got packaged and sold as crabmeat! Com'on May!
03-31-2005, 01:20 PM
Thanks for the heads up, but for me personally I've already decided that I won't buy any crabmeat that's coming from anywhere other than the USA. I don't care what the price is or how good it looks either. Out my way it's hard to find MD crabmeat sometimes, but I can at least get pretty decent stuff from NC at Sam's. FJ
03-31-2005, 02:18 PM
Pasteurizing it makes it taste terrible also.
03-31-2005, 06:47 PM
Meat was probably boiled instead of steamed..and left in the water too long..
03-31-2005, 07:00 PM
I hear and feel your pain! What the family doesnt catch and pick, I am hesitant of. But must admit, I have bought excellent quality picked and packaged crabmeat from local sources in the "Land of Pleasant Living".
Check dates on containers and look at the contents origin.