I decided to bring a taste of Brittany home with me, and so the day before we left I bought a couple of crabs.
I boiled and prepared them (You can see how I prepare crabs, here) and once they were cool I wrapped them and put them in the fridge.
We brought them home packed in a cool bag with several ice packs around them. I am glad to say they travelled well, and were still cold when I unpacked them. We ate them with a soda bread that I had baked in Brittany and a delicious wholemeal loaf that my younger son had baked. (His brother is serving in Afghanistan and I don't think home cooked crab would really travel well there!)
I think I may make this a regular 'coming home from France' treat.
|Wonderful crab and home baked bread|
|The French fish counter|
|You may recognise this shop|
It was the one featured in Monty Hall's
The Fishermen's Apprentice
|Mussels, oysters and other wonderful delights|
|These oysters are farmed just along the coast from us|
|How much of this food is just left sitting on the rocks|
here in the UK?
|The water the crabs are in has distorted this photograph|
|The cooked crab|
|Once sorted I packed the crab in foil and a large|
zip lock bag
|It travelled well, and only required unwrapping before|
|This tasted better and fresher then any crab I have|
eaten in a London Restaurant!
|And the bread was scrumptious too!|