Spaghetti with Blue Crab Tomato Sauce

This is one of my favorite crabs, “Watari-Gani”.

This crab is called “Blue Crabe” in English, because of the shell and legs color.

Watarigani, Blue Crab
And also called “swimming crab”, because it is able to swim well with the bacl legs (swimmers).
So in Japanese it is called “Watari-Gani”, written “渡り蟹” in Kanji literally “go across crab” for the same reason.
Watarigani, Blue Crab
Watarigani, Blue Crab
Watarigani, Blue Crab
This is shecrab.

It is possible to distinguish the male or female or easy .

Watarigani, Blue Crab
See the abdomen triangle.

If it is a shecrab, the form is about equilateral triangle.  And if is a male, it is isosceles triangle.
If the length of the arm folded are almost the same as the body, it is femal.  If the length of the arm folded are more longer than the body, it’s male.

Cooking of Spaghetti with Blue Crab Tomato Sauce
Cooking of Spaghetti with Blue Crab Tomato Sauce
The yellowish “mustard” and orange roe are edible, which is called “Uchiko” in Japanese.  They are so delicious, it’s my favorite!!
Cooking of Spaghetti with Blue Crab Tomato Sauce
Fry them with finely chopped garlic and olive oil in a frying pan, then add white wine, steamed with a lid.
Add tomato sauce and cream, finally spaghetti.
Cooking of Spaghetti with Blue Crab Tomato Sauce
Cooking of Spaghetti with Blue Crab Tomato Sauce
Cooking of Spaghetti with Blue Crab Tomato Sauce

Can you believe that it is not delicious?  It’s yummy!!!

Spaghetti with Blue Crab Tomato Sauce

・Watari-Gani
is a blue crab (swimming crab), Portunidae.  It is also known as “Gazami”.  渡り蟹(わたりがに) literally “go across crab” 

 

Here you see the male.  Now you will be able to distinguish the female from the male.

Watarigani, Blue Crab
The length of the arm folded are more longer than the body.
The male has an isosceles triangle.
Watarigani, Blue Crab
Watarigani, Blue Crab