What is a Soft Shell Crab?
Soft-shell crab is a culinary term for crabs that have recently molted their old exoskeleton and are still soft. Soft-shells are removed from the water as soon as they molt to prevent any hardening of their shell. This means that almost the entire animal can be eaten, rather than having to shell the animal to reach the meat.
The soft shell crabs must be frozen to stop the natural shell hardening process, and to preserve the crabs. Small crabs are chosen for the soft shell process, because their shells are still thin.
The soft shell crab has a deflated look because its shell has not yet hardened.
What makes Ocean Rich farmed Soft Shell Crabs the best?
SANITARY AQUACULTURE SYSTEM
Ocean Rich produces premium soft shell crabs using an organic, yet high tech method. The crabs are raised in custom-made "crab condo", inside our greenhouses. The water is continuously filtered by our efficient aquaculture equipment. This ensures that our premium soft-shell crabs are produced in a sanitary and stress-free environment. This process ensures that our soft shell crabs have a rich, pure taste without any "muddy flavor" of pond-raised soft shell crabs. We farm the Scylla species. of crabs, also called "alimango"-- famous for its excellent flavor and meat texture compared to other crab species.
Our crabs are only fed with clean and fresh foods to ensure optimum health, making them very meaty and succulent, and the meat does not shrink when cooked. We do not use commercial feeds, hormones, antibiotic medicines or molt inducing chemicals. It takes us more time to produce the soft shell crabs, but the results are worth it!
The farm greenhouse, crab processing area and cold storage are on the same site. This allows for minimal handling and the fastest processing time.