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Why Crab Is Regarded As King Of All Seafood

Why Crab is regarded as King of all Seafood

Why Crab is regarded as King of all Seafood

SEP 15 2017

Crab, considered King of all seafood, got its reputation mainly for its delicious taste and is also regarded as King because of how large they are and because it only has six legs. Seafood in Cayman Islands serve all types of dishes from crab legs and favorites such as lobster, and clams to scallops, oysters, calamari and fish.

The Alaskan King Crab is one of the more popular types you’ll find on island; it is flown into Grand Cayman by selected restaurants in Cayman. Many people also consider it King because of its low calories, for example one leg cooked and served plain has only 130 calories.

Wine pairing may seem obvious as it is served with white wines such as Pinot Gris and dry Riesling. However, some wine lovers prefer Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, regardless of the seafood they are having when they dine in Cayman. If red wine is what you prefer, it is recommended that you select Pinot Noir, a light red wine. It is also suggested that you avoid “too-sweet” of a white wine such as White Zinfandel.


Crab is a delicacy in many cuisines. Caribbean fine dining serves this rich, succulent meat which is also an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, zinc and iron; it has become regarded as one of the best seafood in the Cayman Islands. This particular seafood is packed with vitamins and minerals and is rich in Omega 3 fats, which helps reduce inflammation throughout our body and helps to prevent growth of cancer cells – another reason it is held to a high standard as a healthy food.

One seafood lover describes the king as being the best tasting dish as it melts in your mouth and is quite delicious.  It may be a bit messy, however, fresh crab meat is certainly worth the effort to crack that shell and suck it out. Many may consider this dish a splurge, a meal ordered to celebrate a special occasion. It is special as the meat’s rich, succulent flavor is unmatched and more than worth the expense of such a awesome meal at waterfront fine dining.

Preparing this seafood is simple and easy as it only need be boiled to be enjoyed as one of the best seafood in the Cayman Islands cuisine. Crab can also be served on top a bed of leafy greens as an elegant salad, while others suggest adding avocado to make a king salad. Some people enjoy it in soups and stews, which may seem unusual, but is added with corn chowder or a creole gumbo recipe. It can be steamed, baked, boiled or grilled, depending on the type of cuisine.

However the crab legs are prepared, select a high acidity, dry white wine that contrast and compliments the legs’ rich flavor.

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