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Old 03-10-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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Photo-Shopped - badly!
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When you blow up the image in Photoshop, you see the pixels around the crab on the trash can are all black w/o relief to match the rest of the trash can.

However--wouldn't it be weird to run into a coconut crab of that size?
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Odd...why would someone take the time to photoshop something like a coconut crab.
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COCONUT CRABS DO GET BIG --- B U T !!!

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These from the middle of nowhere -- THe Chagos Archipelego
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I read that they are illegal to eat...looks like the pictures are on a boat getting ready for a crab feast???
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I read that they are illegal to eat...looks like the pictures are on a boat getting ready for a crab feast???
Trim, with your sushi classes and focus on eating things...I'm beginning to think I want to be on your boat since I bet the crew would be well-fed
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Are they illegal to eat? What do they taste like?
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I read somewhere that it was a $3000 fine for each crab...also read that they taste something like a cross between Lobster and Crab.

Ah it was Wikipedia: Large numbers roam freely in the British-owned Chagos Archipelago, also known as the British Indian Ocean Territories (BIOT). They are protected on these islands from being hunted and/or eaten, with fines of up to 1,500 British pounds (roughly $3,000 USD) per crab consumed. On Mauritius and Rodrigues, they are extinct.[11]

It seems that the pictures from Chagos might condict the statement...or maybe not

An Yes...anyone on our boat gets well fed. The focus of our days while cruising will be on hunting for and preparing food. Mind you however, we will never take more than we can eat or keep fresh.
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Coconut Crab Curry

2-3 live Coconut crabs

4 tbsp vegetable oil

3½ tbsp Malaysian fish curry powder

1-1½ tbsp chili powder, or to taste

2 tsp turmeric powder

1 can coconut milk

3 cups water

1 lime, juiced

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2 red onions, sliced

4-6 cloves garlic

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Vanuatu (several visits)

Coconut crab in cream and garlic sauce,
beautiful !!!

oe of the best meals I have ever eaten.
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Vanuatu (several visits)

Coconut crab in cream and garlic sauce,
beautiful !!!

oe of the best meals I have ever eaten.
So which does it taste more like...Lobster or Crab...or Chicken
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