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    Posted: 28 August 2015 at 14:14
I really gotta stop.
So we have this grocery store that carries all kinds of stuff. I stopped by today and walked out with around 10lbs of fresh live blue crab, a black skinned silkie chicken and a 25lb jack fruit.
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I almost understand that list, but....
what are jack fruit please?
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It is a most interesting relative of the breadfruit plant Anne...here are a couple of links.


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I wasn't that impressed with the blue crab...hardly any meat for the effort involved. I'm opening up the jackfruit later today, and the silky is for work on monday.
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Don't forget; jackfruit has to be cooked before eating.

As to the blue claw crab: it's worth the effort, IMO. Best tasting crab there is.
But we hae meat and we can eat
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If the jackfruit is ripe, it can be eaten raw.
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Well, As far as the crabs go, it seems like I got what are called "whities" . White bellies, recently moulted not quite grown into the shell. The meat was good, it just didn't seem like I got much from each crab given the effort involved.

Now, as for the jackfruit... Super sweet, almost like eating juicy fruit gum with a hit of banana.
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So, how to you tell when a jackfruit is ripe?

I've never heard the term whities. Sounds like you're describing soft shelled crabs. If so, that explains why you didn't get much meat. Softies aren't picked. Instead, you cut off the face, shake out the innards, then eat the entire remaining crap; usually fried.

I'm an exception, in that I'm a seafood lover who doesn't care for softies. Friend Wife, on the other hand, would kill for a mess of them. Folks like her are definitely in the majority.
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HF, I fully agree with your wife, a mess of soft shelled blue crabs, a quick egg dip, some seasoned corn meal and a little hot peanut oil!
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