Did You Know? September 25th is Crab Meat Newburg Day

Did You Know? September 25th is Crab Meat Newburg Day

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Caregiver near Green Valley, AZ Share Facts about Crabs

No seafood lover would be able to resist this dish! Just think about it…crab meat prepared with butter, cream, sherry, eggs and spices! A variation of Lobster Newburg, Crab Newburg for short is the perfect excuse to indulge one’s self in a delectable seafood delicacy.

Does your elderly loved one also enjoy a good seafood dish? You could cook this together and enjoy a little taste of the sea for this celebration. Cooking is one of the things elder adults start experiencing difficulty with when they are becoming less mobile. For the senior who lives alone, loneliness is also a factor in not making home cooked meals any more.

Did you know a home care provider can come in a few hours each day to assist your senior parent in making a nutritious meal? They can cook for your loved one or they can cook together if your parent still likes to do part of the cooking. They can have conversation over the meal and then the caregiver can clean up. It brings joy back to meal time for your senior parent.

Creamy Crab Newburg Recipe

  • 12 ounces cooked crabmeat
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Toast points
  • Paprika
  1. In a large non-stick saucepan, sauté onion and mushrooms in the butter until tender.
  2. Stir in 3 tablespoons flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add milk and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in crabmeat, sherry and pepper.
  3. Continue to heat, stirring, until heated through.
  4. Serve over toast points, rice, or patty shells; sprinkle each serving with a little paprika.
  5. Makes 4 servings.

Fun and interesting crab facts

  • Crabs live in all the waters of the world. They also live on land.
  • Much of their time is spent in freshwater.
  • They have a hard covering of bone on the outside of their body.
  • Crabs can live 8 to 13 years.
  • Male crabs have very large claws.
  • Crabs walk slightly to one side. Some crabs walk backwards.
  • Crabs grow back their claws if they lose one
  • Crabs feed mostly on algae
  • Baby crabs are called hatchlings

Crabs in America

The Latin name for the blue crab translates as “beautiful swimmer that tastes good.” Many seafood lovers would certainly agree! There are 4400 known species of crabs. Crab in the United States is the second most consumed seafood, following shrimp. North American coasts are home to a greater variety of crabs than can be found on any other continent.

If you or an aging loved on are considering hiring caregiving services in the home, please contact the caring staff at Total Care Connections (520) 447-4711. We provide quality Home Care & Assisted Living Placement Serving Tucson, Green Valley, Oro Valley, and Surrounding Areas!

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