Peekytoe is a smaller crab than Jonah, with claws too small to sell whole. Unlike the Jonah’s white meat, cooked peekytoe meat is pink or cream with reddish-brown highlights. The crab has a delicate, sweet-salty flavor and is lighter in texture than Jonah crab.
Peekytoe lends itself to gourmet salads and appetizers and simple treatments. In the crab’s home state of Maine, the meat is most often mixed with mayonnaise and served in crab rolls or prepared as crab cakes. Peekytoe meat can be applied to all recipes calling for crabmeat, including chowders, casseroles, stir fries and dips. As the meat comes cooked, heat through only as necessary for hot recipes to preserve the delicate flavor and texture.
Canada, United States
Amount Per Serving - Serving Size 100 g/3.5oz
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. fdc.nal.usda.gov.
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