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Find the meat on a blue crab

October 22, 2003|by

  • Backfin: Large white pieces of crabmeat from the backfin cavity.

  • Claw: Dark, sweet claw meat rich in flavor. Excellent for soups, gumbos and stews. The least expensive type of crabmeat.

  • Lump or jump lump: The largest pieces, or nuggets, of white body meat from the swimming leg body (backfin) chambers. Contains virtually no shell pieces.

  • Special: Smaller white pieces or chunks of crabmeat removed from the walking leg body chambers. Also called regular, deluxe, flake or white.

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