National Crabmeat Day
National Crabmeat Day is celebrated on March 9th of every year. Crabmeat is the meat found in a crab. Crabmeat is used in many cuisines across the world for its soft, delicate, sweet taste. Brown crab, blue crabs, blue swimming crabs, and red swimming crabs are the most commercially available crabmeat globally. For the U.S. market, the crab meat comes in different forms, depending on which part of the crab’s body which comes from and the overall size of the crab from where the meat is taken. Imitation crab meat is widely used in the United States of America as a replacement for 100% crab meat, due to the labour-intensive process of extracting fresh crab meat, and is popularly used in American sushi. Imitation crab is made with a fish called surimi. Crabmeat is widely used to cook crab cocktails, crab cakes, pasta, risotto, gazpacho or eggs benedict. National Crabmeat Day is for all crab meat fans to celebrate their favourite seafood.
“You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.” – Aristophanes
History of National Crabmeat Day
The creator and the reason for creating National Crabmeat Day remain undiscovered. It must be designed by a crabmeat lover who wanted to celebrate his favourite food. Crabmeat is enjoyed all over the world. These crabs live in every single ocean of the world, as well as on land. It is the main reason for the popularity of this meat. Crabmeat is packed with a wide range of beneficial nutrients like minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and high-quality proteins. Add all these reasons to enjoy an extra crab on National Crabmeat Day.
Other Celebrations on March 9
March 9 is also celebrated as
- National Barbie Day
- National Meatball Day
- National Genealogy Day
- False Teeth Day
- National Get Over It Day
How to celebrate National Crabmeat Day
National Crabmeat Day can be observed by having a full plate of your favourite dish using crab meat. You can prepare your favourite crabmeat dish or try out the new recipe and share it with your friends and family. Smoked, baked, or in the soup the recipes will surely make your mouth water. If you are a crabmeat lover, then introduce your favourite dish to a person new to crab meat. For the most hardcore crab lovers who want to do something extra for fresh crab, it might be a fun and educational day to catch your crabs with crab pots. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about the day by using the hashtag #CrabmeatDay.