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Where can I find crab meat?

I came across a wonderful sounding recipe using crab and asparagus mixed with pasta a few weeks ago which started me on my merry quest of tracking down either
fresh or frozen crab. I can't find it anywhere. Do the Swiss not eat crabs? Now I'm waking up at night dreaming of crabs cakes, crab legs and soft shell crab!!
Help!
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

odd question...

They even sell crab meat and other seafood (frozen) at the tiny Migros in my village-like quarter.

Not to talk of grocery shops of a broader assortment. In groceries with fancy food departments such as Manor or Globus Supermarkets, they must have it fresh.
And last but not least, asian shops have mostly a large range of fish and co. for cheaper prices.
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

Thanks Lala, but I"m looking for real crabmeat not the crab sticks which are not real crab. I have been to to the major department stores in Zurich and though they have loads of seafood there isn't any frozen or fresh crab meat to be had. I have talked with a few people and they said sometimes Coop does get in some but it seems to be hit and miss.
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

An Asian shop is your best bet!
Mmmm...now I'm dreaming of crab-cakes too
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

I know Coop on Goldbrunnenplatz sells crab. I also know that Aggarwals (asian store) on Langstrasse (helveziaplatz) sells crabs.

I'd look for frozen crabs though, unless they're moving a frothing I wouldn't eat them.

There is a great Asian store at Wiedikon station (out the station, turn right, 1/2 minute) which has a great frozen section, I bet you'll find what you're after there. I wouldn't be surprised if you found picked crab meat there. Picking crabs is a pain in the ass.
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

Thanks a bunch! I never thought of Asian shops.
Great idea.
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

How about bianchi?

http://www.bianchi.ch/warenkunde/index.htm

Look under Meeresfruchte.
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

or perhaps...Dörig
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

I thought Mercato was expensive
http://www.der-frisch-fisch.ch/
Frozen crab 26CHF for 300 grammes.

But yesterday finally found tinned crab, 120 grammes for 22CHF

https://www.coopathome.ch/de/superma...oyal/p/3276133

Can't find or order any at Migros.
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

Manor Foods has crab meat
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

Inside a crab shell maybe
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

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Is that online (can't find it) or in store?
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

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Is that online (can't find it) or in store?

No, crabs are caught using baskets, not lines
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

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But yesterday finally found tinned crab, 120 grammes for 22CHF
Make sure the tins are not labelled Crabe Extra and are not sold by Omar ben Salaad.

They're very dodgy.

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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

When I don't have one or two ingredients, I do 'a Jamie Oliver' - replace with what I have. Thanks to the original post, this week we shall have a pasta with salmon, cherry toma'as, anchovies runner beans and asparagus! Proper pakka!
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Is that online (can't find it) or in store?

I've never bought groceries from Manor online, couldn't confirm - but in the stores, absolutely


Every now & then I make Crab benedict sandwiches, delish
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

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Every now & then I make Crab benedict sandwiches, delish

This is a very one sided opinion, i'm sure the crab must have another take on crab benedict sandwiches......
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

I eat crab infrequently, but fantastically and in abundance, bought fresh off the beach in Suffolk or on the coast in Oregon.

I'd rather go without if I have to have minute amounts of the stuff in tins here and sadly, my crab pliers and other implements remain here, at the bottom of my kitchen drawer.
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Re: Where can I find crab meat?

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Every now & then I make Crab benedict sandwiches, delish
I went to Manor in Zurich and unfortunately as I expected (hence my question) there is no food section there.
There were various crab varieties river (with a tail ????) and sea crab (chilled, fresh + frozen + bottled) in Globus though.
Still expensive.
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I went to Manor in Zurich and unfortunately as I expected (hence my question) there is no food section there.
There were various crab varieties river (with a tail ????) and sea crab (chilled, fresh + frozen + bottled) in Globus though.
Still expensive.

I assumed that was understood, not all Manors have a Foods department but those that have a proper Foods will have crab meat where the fresh fish are
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