'Deadliest Catch': Johnathan Hillstrand on the many culinary uses for crab

The crab-fishing captains of Discovery Channel's Tuesday reality hit "Deadliest Catch" supply a lot of tasty shellfish to tables around the world. So, when it's time to sit down to eat between pulling Bering Sea crab pots on the F/V Time Bandit, what's on the menu?"Out on the boat," says co-captain (with brother Andy) Johnathan Hillstrand, "we all cook together. There's seven of us guys, and guys are actually pretty good cooks. Everyone knows their own specialty. Somebody knows how to make spaghetti, or I make chili. Mine is just plain chili; it's not real spicy. If you want to add Tabasco, it's there."But I can cook almost anything. I make a nice salad, with vinaigrette. Basically, we'll buy full filets, and we'll trim them ourselves. We eat crab, of course, a lot of fresh crab. A lot of these boats, they eat pizza pockets, and they don't eat right. If you don't eat, you...



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