GIANT MUD CRABS – CAUGHT BY HAND – utilize and cook on the fire. EP 75 #Australia #catchandcook
GIANT MUD CRAB catch and cook on the fire.
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In this one, we go out hunting giant mud crabs in the hope of getting a big feed.
We find some giant mud crabs in the mangroves and do a catch and cook on the fire to remember!
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Up sometimes to get to the good crab holes you've just got to push yourself through absolute scratchy scratchy mangrove systems to find oh someone got me in the face to find that big crab because.
If it was easy it wouldn't be fun why don't won your big manga here we go how you gonna get through here mac 10. there's got to be a crab at the end of this street has to be the bugs in my mouth are incredible.
What is going on doggies welcome back to another video it's mac 10 yeah and myself we're trudging through this mangrove system right now we are looking for the one and only one of the best tasting mud crabs and um we've been walking around for probably about what half an hour yeah in the mud.
Half an hour 40 minutes in this hectic mangrove system haven't really found too much there's been one big hole and he was empty so um we're just going to keep walking around poking this homemade crab hook that i've made we'll um hopefully find a big mud crab have a feed fingers crossed fingers crossed.
There right it's um very very friendly with sand flies and mosquitoes in here that's for sure have a look at this for a mud crab hole here that is what i'm talking about there's a big hole nothing empty this is the big empty muddy hole.
All right here is another beautiful mud crab hole that down there is what a mud crab hole looks like you can see that beautiful puddle of water all of this stuff here is freshly kicked up sand so he's been digging that hole as the tide comes in and out and um there's got to be a crab in this.
One because that's really fresh sort of sand there that's a crab that's a crab there what you do is you grab this steel rod so this is just a steel rod that i've bought from any hardware shop.
Made a little loop on the end there and all you do is put these put the rod into the mud crab hole and you just feel around once you feel this you can feel like it's like a tinging sound like you're hitting metal on metal that's the mud crab shell.
And it's in there there's a crab in there for sure he's right up the back there how many fingers are you gonna pull up you reckon well we've got to get this crab out and he's not playing the game it was five fingers well he's in there because i can.
I can feel the back of him there oh my god he's in there there's this big rock need to get this rock out of here without losing a finger ah there goes the rock just try to figure out got to try to figure out.
The pattern of his hole because it's not a straight hole all right so that last crab completely eluded us he outsmarted us i was digging my hand in there i don't know where when that hole must have just gone way back because this is about a meter and a half long stick pole and um we couldn't get it out so.
We're just having a little poke around in this hole here possible crab inside feels and sounds like there's a crab in here ah there's a crab in there or what uh-huh we got a crab it's a decent crab actually have a look at that straight out of that little hole.
It's a big juicy mud crab that thing is a that's not a bad buck that's a male crab you can see from underneath there have a look at that little hole he was in well there it is that's not a bad sized crab unfortunately he's only got the one claw.
He's obviously been fighting here in the mangroves you can see that it's slowly recovering that core that claw would grow back over time but we've got the one crab so far that's a big boy look at the size of that claw that is full of meat it's very hard hard shell crab so it's going to be full.
Beautiful mate yeah mac 10 we did it there's one crab he got pulled out of a tiny hole let's keep trudging around claw so angry hey oh i'm going to put in my finger in it that's a big claw good that's going to be a good feed let's see.
If we can go pull a couple more out before that tide pushes up and we're swimming back to the car but that's a good crab you loving the mosquitoes they're in your mouth they're biting me we've got inkster repellent on seriously getting sand flies and.
Mosquitoes go in my ear monkey's had two spiders on her now first time first time she literally had to change her underwear because she was running around here like a headless chicken pretty funny and the second time she was pretty good i said chill out stop moving and we just flicked it off her but it.
Was a big spider there are some massive spiders that just nest up around these mangroves in here anyway one crab on the deck i still gotta find a couple more they're in here there's a lot and there's a lot and a lot of empty crab holes which is pretty.
Strange but i've got a feeling we'll get a couple it's got to stay persistent so not only is this mango system full to the brim with mosquitoes and sand flies we are trotting through these things everywhere we go i don't know if you can see that but there's a big spider right there monkey just had one big a big spider.
Like that crawling up her leg anyway there are spiders everywhere we only got one crab on the deck not a lot of crabs going on in here all right look at the size of this hole this has to be the home of grand papa crab babe oh don't you move eat there.
Oh look at that are you kidding me dude that is that's not the one i saw are you kidding me look at that that is a beautiful specimen great eyes mac dan look at this that's beautiful and he's got two claws.
That's a big boy he's a beautiful crab look at the size of this thing are you kidding all right this is incredible that is a massive massive mud crab look at the size of those bloody claws we've had a very very.
Slow slog this morning walking through these mangroves we would have been in here for about three to four hours probably we've got one crab we've lost the crab heaps of holes which are empty and then i just seen that big hole there and then mac 10 reckons don't move look behind you.
And that big crab was just sitting on the surface that is a monster crab i'm talking big big big boy look at the size man the power of those claws that thing would mess you up it is monster look at that incredible all right there is another crab in the.
Hole next to this next to the um where we pulled that from so let's see if we can get that other crab out good eyes mac 10 that thing look at that claw that's like a meal right there that's huge man weighs like three kilos holy moly man that's a big crab ow all right so.
We've just got that massive horse of a goliath crab which was sitting behind me right there that's just unheard of and i've put me hook back in this hole and big dog's here he's not playing the game he's a big crab he's way back he's probably this is.
This crab hook that i've made is a meter and a half long and it's probably a meter in there so he's a meter under the earth he's just not playing the game big crab i can feel it you can hear it here the steel on his shell we'll get him out of here we've got to.
Oh oh what i'm going to do is not put so much of a hook in that ever wonder how the crab meat is so expensive this is freaking why this is exactly why look at the fight he's putting up but i'm feeling it babe possibly have it on here.
Yes yes yes look at the size of this thing coming close coming closer oh my gosh look at the size of this dinosaur goliath crab oh my god are you kidding me dude that is the monster of all monster mud crabs.
That is the donkey yes sir oh that is the donkey mud crab he is beautiful too look at that two massive juicy claws that beautiful green shell he's a male you can see that there a little stripe that little triangle.
There he's a male that is a big mud crab that is a monster we have been going at him for probably about solid 15 minutes poking in that hole we finally got him out he's just as big as his brother next door hi he's maybe a little bit bigger.
Oh look at that claw mate it's a dinosaur that's what we come for that's it we've got three crabs though yeah that is a big crab don't get too close he's gonna nip ya ah all right let's go let's get out of here we're gonna cook up a hell of a feed.
Right now look at that big crab are you ready to get out of this mangrove system or so already all right we have absolutely came and conquered what we wanted to do we have a bag here which is full.
Of some i'm talking monster mud crabs in this bag we're gonna be eating good we've got three crabs dinosaurs two with big two with full sets of claws and then one with one claw but i mean mate these are big crabs they're gonna fill us up and something else that i'm extremely happy about is this.
The bloody car and boat is still here we've been gone for i don't know how many hours three hours four hours and i left my bloody keys in the ignition didn't i it's good to see you still here mate all right let's have a look at these crabs hold up hold up before i show you the crabs i want to show you that this.
Really is the land of the goliath animals check out the size of this look at the size of this fish skeleton are you kidding me look at the teeth in that thing that's out of control what are you doing in the mangroves there's another one here i forgot the chompers on that.
Big anyway let's have a look at these crabs big big crabs here we go look at the size of this thing that's a proper crab eye it's huge man that's that's just that's like a couple couple of kilos easy and we've got two.
More in here i don't want to come out now have a look at that what a session there's that big one he was just sitting on the mud by himself good crab as you can tell he's a big old crab he's.
All yellow underneath massive claws he was sitting by himself that's the one that monkey nearly squatted on here's the first one we got for the day he's still feisty but that is really bloody good going and that's the last one we got he is the last one's the biggest though i think so he's a dinosaur.
All right so here we go we are um driving down the coast right now we've got the boat on the back it is slipping and sliding all over the joint we're trying to find somewhere where we're going to go start from there we go this is soft come on come on there's a really bad sand right now.
Look at that troopy just rips the boat through me girl that pissed it through all right that's what we're doing we're trying to um find somewhere to start up a fire and have a feed because these crabs are going to taste incredibly good actually you know what we're going to do first.
We're gonna go have a little bit of an entree or a starter all right so we're walking out to a tree in the middle of the ocean and hopefully underneath that tree is the golden nectar of an oyster what what do you mean all these oysters are like the seriously.
Like the tiniest oysters i've ever seen not even gonna bother very small all right let's get out of here oh jesus let's go and um start a big fire and put three massive mud crabs in the pot oysters are done and dusted they're too.
Small to eat would have been a beautiful little entree or a starter or call it what you will but it's all good they'll cook up a couple of these juicy mud cabs because they're big well this is a bloody good place to have a cook up.
Have a look at the views here we go we've got a big stainless steel pot that's what the mud crabs are going in two mud crabs are going in there one mud crab we're doing something very very bloody special with got a cheeky little fire down here two rocks on either side i'm sure you know what those rocks are.
For if not you'll figure that out very soon sun pumping down and um we're about to kick this fire in the guts boom just like that we have our little oven underway all right we are racing the sunlight.
Right now so let's go all right so while mac 10 keeps a keen eye on that beautiful fire don't let it go out we're gonna go put some salt water inside this pot it is essential to use salt water hi when cooking any kind of.
Seafood like this crabs crayfish anything like that you've got to use fresh sea water so this salty water is going to make it taste incredibly bloody good that's enough two crabs going in this pot and then the third crab we're going to.
Do something absolutely delicious with right all right so we have our pot of salt water that's what the rocks are for we're gonna sit the pot of salt water straight on top of the fire there.
It's going to take a little while to get hot and boil so while that's happening mach 10 is going to be the fire lord keeping it stoked up and um while that water comes to a boil we're going to make a delicious little feed over here for that third crab two crabs in here one crab up there.
Yum it's gonna be bloody good eye garlic is cutting it up into massive chunks straight in to the camp oven ginger straight into the camp oven a little bit of oil generous amount of oil whatever boom.
This is the key ingredient right here a little bit of thai coconut milk we're going to dump the whole lot into the camp oven boom chili garlic and ginger get it in there italian herbs.
Garlic herbs turmeric ground smoked orange garlic and chili curry powder all right so this is actually not even a recipe i'm literally just using whatever spices we have in the car but tell you right now it is going to taste bloody good.
How's that water going i don't know let's go check this water good job with the fire hmm a couple of little bubbles on the bottom but not yet all right so i've just taken a little bit of sea water out of that boiling pot we're gonna add it into this pot we'll just give that a quick stir up.
So this is gonna have a crab sitting inside it this is what the kitchen is looking like right now two big crabs sitting over here beautifully have a look at the size of that crab core that is monstrous.
That thing there is going to be full of meat in bloody credible we've got one there two of the crabs there this crab here we're going to put in this camp oven which is getting cooked on a little gas cooker so all i've done crack the shells each shell has been cracked but that's what that allows to happen is.
The beautiful juices ah that's so hot man the beautiful juices that are in this hot ass camp oven are gonna melt into these into these cracks in the way into their claws and it's going to taste incredible that is definitely ready because i literally just burnt 15 layers of skin off my hand.
Down here probably going to burn me hand again oh we are good to go look at that all right the kitchen is underway let's start cooking so what i'm gonna do first use the knife this time we'll take that.
Ah that's so hot take that lid off we're just gonna drop these claws straight in to this little mixture that we've made here claws crab look at that meat that's all just going straight in there legs the whole lot.
All right that goes in there lid back on boom all right let's put this monstrous crab in the boiling water wait one i don't think they're going to fit here's the other one taking his claws off so they can.
Actually both fit in here two and then the megalodon claws go in as well bone boom and that's it that's pretty much all she wrote chuck the lid back on so for crabs of that size you probably.
Want to cook them for about 18 to 20 minutes that should be perfectly done smaller crabs is around 15 but big boys like this it's usually 18 to 20 minutes over a fire like that should be perfect let's go mactan this is going to be good i'm so excited.
How are we looking oh stop it all right exactly 19 minutes has passed and i'm gonna call it it's gonna be ready that little fire has done its job absolutely look how good that firework all right we're gonna get this off as soon as possible.
Which is right now without taking myself to hospital with hot water burns all right we're gonna actually what we need to do is get the hot water out and put them straight into the cold ocean water let them sit in that cold ocean water for about five seven minutes.
And they'll be ready to eat push righto after a marathon walk to go get some salt water we're good to go thank you low tide that's a long walk anyway look at that crabs are in cold salt water now let them sit there for five minutes.
We're gonna dig into this look at the size of that this is yours young lady just one big ocean look how thick look at the amount of the meat look how thick this shell is oh wow that's like super super thick shell.
Wasn't as full as i thought but that there is a big chunk look at that chew on that bloody thing that's gonna be epic new you try already sucker on yours oh my gosh and it's salty how salty yeah it's yummy.
Look at that dude oh my gosh there's just one massive chunk of meat right there are you kidding that's all yum cheers oh that's really good i need one thing what is that.
I need to get a beer out of the car why ah i was just saying mac 10. how bloody good is what we're doing right now like there's nowhere myself monkey would rather be in the world than doing what we're doing right now look just look at this table.
Have a go at this table we have a massive pot full of these delicious mud crabs this is what it's all about that's what you're eating now and it's delicious hi these claws look at this ready look at this i'm just dipping that big juicy lollipop inside.
Of that sauce that we made it is gonna be good it's good hi oh my god that was a good bite too that is next level taste oh come on oh good all right that's it from us i'm going to enjoy this sunset we've got a lot of food to eat down here.
And um i suppose we will see you in the next video thank you so much for watching if you guys want to subscribe smash this button here buy your merch over here hats t-shirts long sleeve fishing shirts hoodies get it all over there and um we'll see you in the next video.
Thank you much so much for watching thank you for all the support oh yeah so good look at this dip it into that sauce oh you don't understand how that sauce it's incredible good job.
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