Thursday, March 18, 2010

America’s Crab at McCormick & Schmick’s

By: Finance Foodie

 Right now, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants are giving guests the opportunity to “Discover America’s Crab” with a special menu showcasing several varieties and preparation styles for crab. With everything from Regional Crab Cakes to King Crab Legs to Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab on the menu, there’s something to please every palate.

Many people wonder which crab dish to order when faced with a variety of mouthwatering choices. King Crab, Dungeness Crab, Blue Crab, Rock Crab – they all have their own unique attributes and taste profiles! Therefore, I prepared a handy "Crab 101" cheat sheet for the next time you are out to dinner (just cut on the dotted lines!)

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Dungeness Crab is a tender white meat, known for a delicate, sweet flavor. The estimated life span of the Dungeness crab is between eight and 13 years

King Crab is known for meaty claws and legs and a full, rich flavor. The size of a King crab can be up to six feet from toe to toe.

Blue Crab has a tender texture with a rich, buttery taste. Blue crabs walk sideways on their middle three pairs of legs.
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 Ok enough with the edumacation lession, onto the menu items!

Discover America's Crab Menu
California Sushi Roll
With Dungeness Crab, Sticky Rice, Cucumber and Avocado

Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab
In White Wine Cream Sauce with Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach

1LB King Crab Leg Dinner
With Seasonal Vegetables and Melted Butter

Regional Crab Cake
Regional/house preparation

Create Your Own Crab Surf & Turf
Pair a 6oz Filet Mignon with your choice of Crab Leg Sections, our Crab Cake or have your Filet Prepared Oscar-Style, topped with Crab, Asparagus and Hollandaise


*******Giveaway!*******

Congrats #5! - Joseph

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from the Kiss a Stranger promotion I posted previously, McCormick and Schmick's wants to reward another financefoodie.com reader with a special gift. This time, they treating one lucky fan with lunch, dinner, or happy hour in the form of a $25 McCormick and Schmick's gift card!

There are FOUR ways to enter:
1. In my comments section, tell me what item on the above "Discover America's Crab" menu you are most excited to try (mine is the 1 pound King Crab Leg Dinner!)
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Follow McCormick & Schmick's on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
4. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends on March 25, 2010 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

128 comments:

Kim said...

I am most excited to try the Regional Crab Cakes! YUM!

Kim
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dlin said...

I am a big fan of the Crab Cakes!

irma said...

Grilled shrimp.

Ms MoMo said...

I'd love to try M&S's King Crab Leg dinner. It's a good amount of work trying to get at it, but oh so worth it. Thanks for the opportunity here! Monica in So CA

Joseph said...

I would love to try the "Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab -
In White Wine Cream Sauce with Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach"

Joseph said...

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Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to try the Regional Crab Cake.

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Katy said...

umm, my eyes INSTANTLY went to:

Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab

and they can't seem to look away... I will definitely be trying this one!

Mysharona said...

The Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab looks good.

cdziuba said...

I have to agree, this totally appeals to me!
1LB King Crab Leg Dinner
With Seasonal Vegetables and Melted Butter


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Alice said...

Definitely the 1lb king crab with melted butter...=]

Super Blogger Girl! said...

im most interested in the lobster ravioli with topped crab meat!!!

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Jim said...

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Jim said...

Crabcakes! Crabcakes!!

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Jim said...

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Jim said...

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Lysa said...

I would LOVE to have the King Crab Legs! Yum yum.

Andria said...

The Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab sounds delicious

mmentor said...

sign me up

Edwina said...

regional crab cakes AND lobster ravioli w/crab. yum :)

mogrill said...

The Lobster Ravioli with Blue Crab sounds unbelievable. Thanks for the chance!
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Ellen said...

I would pick the King Crab Leg Dinner! It is rare to find that as an entree.

Mamushi Love said...

I'd love to try the lobster ravioli topped with blue crab meat.

Sarah said...

Mine is the 1 lb King Crab Leg dinner, too. Sushi also sounds good.

Anne said...

I tried the wonderful Lobster Ravioli with blue crab. Now I'm ready to try the King Crab Dinner.

Katie said...

Lobster Ravioli... wow!
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Karen said...

mmmm the Lobster Ravioli sounds really good

JC said...

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JC said...

Definitely 1LB King Crab Leg Dinner!

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Annette D said...

I would love the Crab cake!
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Kari said...

I follow McandSchmicks on Twitter (karileee)

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Kari said...

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Kari said...

I'm most excited about the Regional Crab Cakes -- in fact, I might hit up their happy hour on Monday!

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Anonymous said...

The lobster ravoli!!!!
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Amy said...

I'd like to try the Regional Crab Cake.

Amy said...

I already follow McCormick & Schick on Twitter @amylou61

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Molomatic said...

I'd love to try the Regional Crab Cake!

Molomatic said...

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susitravl said...

The Crab cakes for sure - I love them!

susitravl said...

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Melissa said...

The Regional Crab Cake sounds best to me!

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snowluvnferret said...

I so want to try those crab cakes.

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Valbona Bushi said...

I would love to try the Lobster Ravioli topped with the Blue Crab

tattwo said...

I'd like to try the Create Your Own Crab Surf & Turf. The best of both worlds. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lauren: said...

I want to try the Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab!

Cynthya said...

I would most like to try the Regional Crab Cake.

Suzanne said...

Crabcakes would be my choice.

hale2005 said...

I am most excited about Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab.

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Emilie said...

I LOVE crab in general, but if I had to pick, I would try the Regional Crab Cakes! =)

sarah said...

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sarah said...

the lobster ravioli

Roxy said...

I am most excited to try the Regional Crab Cakes

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Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following McCormick & Schmick’s on Twitter (I'm @ThriftyJinxy).

Jinxy and Me said...

Regional Crab Cake sounds great!

DiHamel said...

the crab cakes!!!!

ChiefFamilyOfficer said...

If it weren't for the onions, I would pick the crab cake, but I'm going to go with the ravioli. Thank you for the giveaway!

whitetrashtrish said...

omg. the king crab legs for sure!

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Missybeez said...

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Missybeez said...

I want to try the The Lobster Ravioli with Blue Crab.
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jennem said...

I'd like to try the Lobster RAvioli Topped with Blue Crab.

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amp said...

For me it would have to be the crab cake-I absolutely love crab cakes and order them whenever they are on a menu.

Kimberly said...

I follow Mccormicks & Schmicks on twitter @Aearted.
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Kimberly said...

The Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab sounds so amazing. I LOVE seafood.
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scottsgal said...

definitely the King Crab - my fave
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Hotsnotty2 said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to try the Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab
In White Wine Cream Sauce with Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Erica C. said...

The regional crab cake would be great :)

Jill said...

Crab Cakes or BUST!

Trav said...

I am also excited to try the 1 pound King Crab Leg Dinner!!!

Smooshy said...

i want the lobster ravioli!

Ashley said...

The lobster ravioli description made my mouth water!

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see above said...

Holy Moly does that Lobster Ravioli with Blue Crab sound absolutely divine! Good thing there's a McAndSchmick around the corner, I'll have to drop by even if I don't win :) Thanks!

Kelly said...

The crab surf & turf... filet mignon and a crab cake, please! YUM!

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Hilary said...

I am most excited to try the Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab. mmmmm

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ferriz said...

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ferriz said...

totally the 1lb crab leg dinner. crab is my fave food group.

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karen said...

I would love to try the Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab. Thanks.

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Valancia said...

Regional Crab Cake

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amy16323 said...

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Anonymous said...

I really want to try the Crab Turf & Surf!

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susan1215 said...

I would like to try the Regional Crab Cake.

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Marcia said...

The lobster ravolli is my choice now but when I get to the restrauant I may change my mind and have the crab legs.

Happi Shopr said...

Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab In White Wine Cream Sauce with Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach sounds delish! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

purango said...

I would choose the Crab Surf & Turf-6oz Filet Mignon Crab Cake. garrettsambo@aol.com

barblong said...

I am most excited to try the Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab.

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tina reynolds said...

I would love to try lobster ravioli with topped crab meat thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

kasey said...

I would like to try the King Crab dinner as well - yummy! The ravioli also sounds great.
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demmi said...

Regional Crab Cake
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liliesrnice said...

i'd like to try the California sushi roll!

lilyk said...

The Lobster Ravioli sounds very tasty!

slehan said...

I'll try the crab cakes. Thanks for the contest.

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barbara said...

Thanks for the great contest!
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Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

Okay: true confession no one could stop me from odering the King Crab Legs by all time absolute favorite food!

But since everything on the menu sounds MARVELOUS - I think I could happily settle with ANY ITEM and since I also love Filet Mignon (!) so the
"Create Your Own Crab Surf & Turf"
Pair a 6oz Filet Mignon with your choice of Crab Leg Sections, our Crab Cake or have your Filet Prepared Oscar-Style, topped with Crab, Asparagus and Hollandaise (any and or all combinations available) sound sound utterly divine as well!

melanie said...

I am going to Seattle in a few weeks and I would love to try the Lobster Ravioli Topped with Blue Crab In White Wine Cream Sauce with Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach. This sounds heavenly.
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