Tag: crab

Texas Mexican Crab Cocktail

Texas Mexican Crab Cocktail

When I bite into the succulent, sweet Texas Gulf crab meat I am taken back in time. It is 1528 when Karankawas find bedraggled Spaniards shipwrecked on their shores, now called Galveston Island. Lucky for the Spaniards that the Karankawa nurse them, feed them.  Evidence […]

Crab Cakes, Texas Mexican

Crab Cakes, Texas Mexican

Most anthropologists assert that the Karankawas, lean, dark and tall (6 feet),  lived on the Texas coast for thousands of years (La Vere, 2004).  European explorer documents describe their food and their cooking techniques but we’ve lost much detail because the oral culture and traditions […]

Crab Louie for Lunch Lovers

Crab Louie for Lunch Lovers

I first tasted Crab Louie as a teenager just a few (ahem) years ago. Every time I see it on a menu I order it ’cause I love it. It first appeared on hotel menus around 1915 in Washington State and San Francisco.  I use […]