If it’s alive, I’d put it on Wildlife Wednesday. However, since it ended up on a dinner plate, it can’t qualify.
Yes, what you see here is a horseshoe crab on a barbecue grill. I asked the stallowner on whether it’s wild-caught and she said that these are farmed crabs.
Under the shell is nothing but eggs, like in crabs, and there’s very little meat in it. Also, there’s a strong odour coming out of the cooking, so I’m not sure why people want to eat this.
What I really want is to find out where the farm is, and go there to take pictures. Anyone out there who can help?
A quick titbit, do you know, that a horseshoe crab is more closely related to a scorpion than a crab?
- Evolution of Horseshoe Crabs (sandwalk.blogspot.com)