DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Pan Fried Soft Shell Crab w/ Fresh Pico De Gallo
Pan Fried Soft Shell Crab w/ Fresh Pico De Gallo
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Recipe (Food) III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Jul 12, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2008

We picked up 5 of these soft shell crabs at the North MArket for this picture but also as an early birthday dinner for Aimee. The pico de gallo was purchased there too so I dont have a proper recipe for that. I am assuming its basically just fresh tomato, red onion, avocado, cilantro and maybe some mango diced up and tossed with lime and s&p.

The soft shell crabs went like this - trim off the face, pull out the gills and the sex organ (yes they were alive when I bought them - thats the only way to go), dust with salt and garlic powder and then dredge in flower. In a saute pan with a small amount of olive oil just to the point of smoking, pan fry the crab on both sides til golden and crispy. I try to flip it only once.

Now I served it up like this for the entry with the pico, lime and bread (the garnish is actually blades of grass from my lawn - I didn't have any chives but needed something tall and green) but we prefer to eat the crabs panfried with nothing else. Just eat it all up all by its lonesome. But a single crab on a plate would net get me a good score.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 134
Avg (all users): 6.3474
Avg (commenters): 7.5833
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4681
Views since voting: 1997
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 190
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
07/24/2008 02:46:13 PM
You've gotta love a recipe that starts with: trim off the face, pull out the gills and the sex organs...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/23/2008 04:58:31 PM
That looks amazing. Sara and I might have to try this sometime :-)

funnily enough I thought this one might be Enzo's - but instead it was a photographer of equally high calibre - both of you are great at food shots, among many areas of expertise. Well done Tim.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 08:59:16 PM
Nice lighting...natural daylight? Did you sharpen this at all?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2008 10:27:42 PM
Nicely framed, and lit.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2008 09:43:05 PM
Looks delicious
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2008 01:28:48 AM
very nice. don't know how you would improve this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2008 09:03:36 PM
oh yum, I want to eat that right now and I've just had supper! 9 for making me hungry all over again!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2008 12:34:07 PM
Very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2008 05:23:06 AM
looks yummy. very commercial.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2008 08:35:22 PM
nice photo. the angled format makes it more interesting and the compostion and colors are good
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2008 06:37:07 PM
Excellent photo... this looks like something I would see in a Williams/Sonoma cookbook. My choice for a ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2008 01:09:31 PM
Nice styling! Like the color palate as well and the angle. 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2008 03:03:39 AM
makes me so hungry...very good...I think your border suits this...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/17/2008 11:46:42 PM
Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 02:44:56 PM
Very clear and sharp, good colours, very appealing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 10:10:51 AM
Nicely plated up, lovely clean plate, great colours and textures, looks delish!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 12:24:42 AM
love the picture, hate the border... But, that doesn't effect my vote cause I think it's spectacular.. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 01/22/2021 09:56:57 PM EST.