Cangrejo Azul | Blue Crab
Scientific Name: Callinectes sapidus
Common Names: Blue Crab
Culinary Use: Blue crabs are highly valued for their sweet and delicate meat. They are commonly used in a variety of seafood dishes, including crab cakes, crab soups, crab bisques, and crab boils. The meat can be served as a main dish or used as an ingredient in salads, pasta, and sushi rolls.
Medicinal Use: Blue crabs are primarily consumed for their culinary value and are not recognized for medicinal uses.
Fun Fact: Blue crabs are named for their distinctive blue coloration, which can range from bright blue to olive green. They are native to the Atlantic coast of North and South America and are highly prized in coastal cuisines for their succulent meat.