Paleo Diet Grocery List: Colossal Lump Crabmeat.
Nothing excites me more than seeing fresh colossal lump crabmeat on special at my local fish market. It’s not every week that they have fresh colossal lump crabmeat for sale – I am guessing it’s because it is time consuming to remove the lumps pre-steaming and as this part of the crab is expensive, most families like mine would only prepare them on special occasions.
Tonight was not any special occasion in my household but seeing the price a third off made it a simple decision for me to make it for dinner.
A little bit about colossal lump crabmeat
Colossal lump are prized for their impressive size, bright white color and sweet delicate taste (versus the other parts of the crab). Colossal lump consist of the two large muscles connected to the swimming fins of the crab and it simply comes from very large crabs.
Colossal lump, like I will show you should never be broken up for a recipe – they are best used in upscale cocktail presentations or in sautés, where the size of the lumps can really shine.
How I cooked the colossal lumps
Here is what I did with the colossal lumps, which I think is by far one of the quickest and simplest paleo crab recipes you will find anywhere (guaranteed!):
- Season the colossal lump in salt and pepper.
- Pre-heat a sauté-pan with ghee.
- Grab a handful (about 5 or 6 pieces) at a time and place the colossal lumps into the frying pan.
- Pan fry each side for 2 minutes and voila, all done.
- You can serve this dish as an appetizer with a lemon wedge for extra springiness or like myself a main dish garnished with some pre-made paleo sauerkraut and baked vegetables.
Quick Nutritional Benefits of Crabmeat
Crab is an excellent addition to your paleo diet plan and should be included in your bi-monthly paleo diet grocery list. Crab is low in calories with only around 85-90 per 100g (depending on crab type). It does contain some fat, but is generally unsaturated fat, which makes the heart healthy.
Crab is a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids that helps improve memory, decrease chances of having a heart attack, decrease risk of cancer, and possibly help to improve depression and anxiety.
Crab is a low risk seafood for mercury. Many fish, particularly at the higher end of the food chain, contain dangerous amounts of mercury and are not recommended as frequently eaten foods. Crab contains many of the benefits of other seafood, but without the risk of mercury poisoning.
Crab is also a good source of vitamins A, C and the B vitamins including B12, and minerals like zinc and copper. It is a source of selenium, which may be a means of preventing cancer. Crab also has some chromium, which is considered a useful mineral if you have insulin resistance, as it may improve blood sugar metabolism.