The unparalleled sweetness of crab meat makes it the king of seafood. When it’s at it’s best, it has a distinct sweet but briny flavor, which makes it an excellent vehicle for sauces and methods of all sorts. But no matter how prized the crab is for what it brings to the table, it’s tough exterior and the effort needed to get it’s meat and juice, makes it less popular than other, more accessible foods of its kind. Reaching for de-shelled crab meat often doesn’t deliver on the goods either; they can often be unpleasantly fishy, or full of surprise shells.
Pier 717 though, is an absolute game-changer, and we wish we’d discovered this crazy delicious product years before. It’s basically criminal that this is the first time it’s appeared on our site, and we are now converted loyal fans of their crab meat which should be a staple in your refrigerator. Their cans reveal tiny plump white globes of crab meat, that somehow retain their sweetness. It stays that way for 18 months, a miracle since their handpicked, 100% super lump crab meat has no preservatives.
To keep things light and fresh, we tossed it cold in a light Thai-inspired dressing, served over hot, buttered toast. This product would definitely be perfect in traditional dishes like crab cakes, but it’s so high quality, that we recommend it served almost immediately out of the can.