TIL – An exception to every rule……coconut crab

coconut crab....I would eat the @#$@#$ out of you....

coconut crab….I would eat the @#$@#$ out of you….

My deep seething hatred of spiders is a fairly well documented issue….but on the far side of the emotional spectrum is my great love for consuming shellfish(crab, shrimp, lobsters)  Today I learned that the Coconut crab is a large crustacean(that basically looks like a giant armored tarantula…the very essence of my nightmares) that lives in the tropics, spends most of its life on land, can crack coconuts with its claws, can get to be 3 feet from claw to claw and eats everything it can get its claws on.  Also, when cooked its meat has a sweet coconutty flavor…..

I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I HAVE CONSUMED YOU COCONUT CRAB….BEFORE I DIE YOU WILL BE MINE….

apparently these guys are so bad ass you have to tie them up like a war crimes criminal to cook them...

apparently these guys are so bad ass you have to tie them up like a war crimes criminal to cook them…

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2 thoughts on “TIL – An exception to every rule……coconut crab

  1. I love crab more than most, but how could you possibly eat and endangered species. As much as I love crab, I couldn’t do it for that reason.

    • Good point good point. I had no idea these were endangered! (although slow moving, massive land crustaceans probably don’t fare well on the survivability scale)

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