Atlantic Jonah Crab

Not a bycatch anymore.  Jonah Crabs battle Lobster’s popularity!

Crawling around rocky continental shelf crevices or gliding through silt and clay ocean floors, Jonah crabs find themselves attracted to lobster baited pots or traps.  Watermen celebrate catches from Newfoundland to Florida with a majority of the find off Nova Scotia.  In previous decades, Jonah Crabs found an unwelcome reception from fishing vessels, but popularity and cuisine changes have designated the Jonah equal to Lobster’s popularity.  In fact, with the warming waters and the lobster’s migration to colder waters, the Jonah Crab naturally has transformed the catch.

The taste makes the Jonah superbly scrumptious!  The claws tantalize the taste buds with tender, flaky meat with a sweet finisher.  Go ahead and eat with assurance since the claws break off at the joint that quickly heals and grows a new one.  In fact, Jonah Crabs naturally lose their claws when scurrying through tight spots or escaping sea predators. Feasting on insects, crustaceans, snails and plankton, this newfound delicacy boasts 26 calories, 5 grams of protein and 128 mg of omega-3s. You can’t go wrong with this dietary choice.  What an exquisite meal!  Try Jonah Crab Claws with sherry wine, olive oil, lemon, and garlic or grab some cocktail sauce and get a dipp’n! Follow us on Facebook for recipes & blogs! 


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