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How To Eat Crab

Picking and eating crabs is an earthy, down-home way to enjoy these tasty crustaceans — but crabs don’t give up their treasures lightly. Picking crab meat takes time, but it’s pretty easy when you know some tricks and tips.

Step 1: Be Prepared to Make a Mess. 

Sorry, but pickin’ crabs ain’t dainty.  You might want to lay down some newspaper before you dig in.  Use a bowl for your cooked crabs, a bowl for good shells — you can use these for stocks and sauces — a bowl for the pure meat, and a trashcan nearby.

There are many ways to go about picking crabs, but you can start by removing all the legs and claws first. Do this by grabbing the very base of each leg and pulling it away. Set them aside for later.  Slip your finger under the plate and peel it back. Grab the base and pull the whole thing away.

Step 2: Separate The Good & Bad Stuff

The crab’s lungs appear as feathery cones lining the side of the body. Remove them all and throw them away. An old Atlanta wives’ tale says they’re toxic, but they’re actually just not digestible and they taste terrible.

Now scrape out the gooey stuff in the center of the crab’s body’s two equal solid parts. The greenish stuff is the liver, called the tomalley. You can eat it, and many love this part of the crab. If you have a female crab and you see bright orange stuff inside, that is tasty: It’s the roe or eggs, also called “coral” in shellfish. Coral is delicious when it’s warmed and served on toast or used in crab cakes. You can also add it to crab soups — in fact, it’s the key ingredient in she-crab soup.

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By |October 20th, 2017|blog posts|Comments Off on How To Eat Crab|

How to Pair Wine & Seafood

Enjoying a nice evening at Hook, Line and Schooner in Atlanta can be made even more enjoyable by knowing just how to pair the perfect wine with your dinner.

By |October 20th, 2017|blog posts|Comments Off on How to Pair Wine & Seafood|

Choosing the Perfect Seafood Restaurant

The warm days and beautiful sunshine of spring and summer can make us daydream of being on the beach soaking up the rays.  Unfortunately, there’s no beach in Atlanta.  But that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy a seaside frame of mind.  Enjoying a great seafood restaurant with a laid back atmosphere can help cure that longing for the beach.  Here are a few things to look for in a good seafood joint.

By |July 19th, 2017|blog posts|Comments Off on Choosing the Perfect Seafood Restaurant|

Magnolia Run and Walk for Epilepsy

Looking to show your support for the 2016 Magnolia Run and Walk for Epilepsy?! Check out this great opportunity to give back and have a fantastic meal at the same time!

By |July 11th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Magnolia Run and Walk for Epilepsy|

Healthy Restaurants are an Option

We know how hard it can be for you to eat healthy, and because of that, here at the Hook Line & Schooner seafood restaurant we have created one of the best and healthiest menus that you can find.  Our menu includes an assortment of salads, soups, tacos, raw bar as well as oysters, all of which are provided at the highest quality.

By |May 18th, 2015|blog posts|Comments Off on Healthy Restaurants are an Option|

Weekly Specials!

Our weekly specials board! Yum!

Click on the image to view all of our specials!

By |April 20th, 2015|News & Events|Comments Off on Weekly Specials!|