National Crabmeat Day

National Crabmeat Day is observed next on Sunday, March 9th, 2025 (235 days from today).

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National Crabmeat Day is annually celebrated on March 9th. Crabmeat is the flesh found in a crab. Brown crab, blue crab, blue crab and red crab are the most commercially available crab meat globally. For the U.S. market, crab meat comes in a variety of forms, depending on what part of the crab's body and the overall size of the crab from where the meat is sourced. Imitation crab meat is widely used in the United States as a 100% substitute for crab meat, due to the laborious process of extracting fresh crab meat, and is commonly used in American sushi. Fake crab is made with a type of fish called surimi. National Crabmeat Day is a great opportunity for all crab meat fans.

History of National Crabmeat Day

Crab meat is a delicacy around the world, and for this reason gourmets have been celebrating this meat for decades, in many places, making it difficult to assume a single origin for National Crabmeat Day are silly. It's a testament to the hardiness of these crustaceans as they thrive in every ocean in the world, as well as living on land in many places. As the result, crabs are considered as one of the most popular from exotic locales to the more casual.

Since crab meat is widely available due to the ubiquitous presence of sea creatures, it is likely that eating crab meat was a prehistoric delicacy, at a time when men were eager to smash the food for a quick, delicious meal use. Even today, many people enjoy allowing their inner savagery to come out as they smash open the king crab's giant legs with their free mallet. The most widely used types of crab include brown, red and blue crabs.

Interesting Facts about Crab Meat Day

Eating 1 cup (135g) of crab meat makes your system absorb about 131 mg of cholesterol, 533.3 mg of sodium, 349.7 mg of potassium, 24g of protein, 18g of carbohydrates, 6g of copper, 16g of phosphorus, 12 % magnesium and calcium, 74% cobalamin, 3% iron, 7% vitamin C and 10% vitamin B6 and many other nutrients.

Nutritional value:

  • Selenium, an essential mineral that boosts immunity, metabolizes thyroid hormones, boosts cognitive abilities, prevents mental decline, and heals cell and tissue damage. 100 g of crab meat provides 110% of the selenium needed for men and 140% for women.
  • Various short-chain omega-3 fatty acids found in vegetables and nuts, crabs are rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight depression and improve eyesight.
  • Crab contains vitamin B2 (riboflavin) which enhances the production of red blood cells and activates the central nervous system. Eating crab increases riboflavin, thus helping with energy production.

Crab meat comes in different varieties on the US market

  • Giant crabs, also known as giant crabs, are contiguous pieces of meat taken from the two largest muscles connected to the swimming leg of the blue crab.
  • Crab claw meat is the soft pink flesh from the claws and swimming fins of the crab. It is used in soups because of its strong flavor and deliciousness.
  • Cocktail fingers are crab claws with a claw attached and served with pink meat inside it. Often used to add flavor in soups.
  • The Oregon Legislative Assembly declared Dungeness crabs a 'state crustacean' based on lobbying activity conducted by Sunset Elementary School students in 2009.

Below are some of the crabs in the US

1) Dungeness Crabs have hooks on their claws to distinguish them from other species.

2) Rock Crab: After acquiring claws, Live Crabs are released back into the Ocean, where they can regrow their claws. Mainly harvested for their claw meat.

3) Snow crabs can be spotted from Alaska to Northern Siberia. After mating, the female crab can carry 150,000 eggs in her belly.

How we can Celebrate National Crab Meat Day

Whether you choose to buy, cook, or even catch your own crab, the opportunity to celebrate Crab Meat Day is widespread because of the delicious crab meat.

If you have the time and desire than keep your wallet tight and go to the nearest crab restaurant. If you want to spend a night at home and try your hand at being a chef, crab meat is available in most markets and there are plenty of delicious recipes available for you to try.

Recipes like smoked, grilled or made soup are sure to leave you with water in your mouth. For the most discerning crab aficionados who are willing to go the extra mile to find fresh crabs, catching crabs yourself in a crab pot can be a fun and educational experience.

1) Dungeness crab baked in the oven


Orange peel-1 tbsp

Minced red onion-1 tbsp

Minced garlic-2 tbsp

Butter and olive oil-1/4 cup

Crushed chilli-1 1/2 tbsp

1 large Dungeness crab steamed and cracked

Chopped thyme and parsley-2 tbsp

Orange juice - 1/2 cup

Heat butter and oil in a heatproof skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic, red onion and crushed pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Place the Crab in the pan and sprinkle the parsley, salt, and crushed pepper on top.

Preheat oven to 500°F. Bake crab with parsley for about 12 minutes by placing pan inside oven. Stir once while roasting.

After roasting is complete, transfer the cooked Crab to a plate. Pour the orange zest and juice into the same pan and boil until reduced to half (About 5 minutes). Put the roasted crab juice on a plate. Serve hot after sprinkling chopped thyme on top.

2) Steamed rock crab with melted butter:

Steam the pork belly in the steamer for about 5 minutes. When the hock is steamed, turn off the heat, break the hock and put it in a serving bowl. Mix the steamed crab claws with melted butter and lime juice sprinkled on top.

Don’t forget to share your celebration with delicious and popular crab meat dishes from nearby restaurants with using hashtag #crabmeat on social media for spread and encourage people get envolved.


National Crabmeat Day has been observed annually on March 9th.


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