We’re proud to announce the launch of a new product – our Sustainable Crab Stock.
Made exclusively from Blue Swimmer crabs fished from the World Heritage area of Shark Bay, Western Australia, the Sustainable Crab Stock is a world first.
The Blue Swimmer crabs are sustainably harvested in Shark Bay: all undersize and female crabs are returned to the ocean, and the catch size is strictly controlled and limited to ensure that overfishing does not take place.
Following capture, the crabs are placed in an ice slurry, where they fall asleep. Back at port, the crabs (who are harvested for their meat) are simmered in water. This liquor is then filtered and reduced.
The result is a unique stock with a remarkable purity and depth of flavour – a pure essence of the sea.
The Sustainable Crab Stock is perfect for using in:
- Crab bisque; Paellas; Seafood risottos; Bouillabaisse; Soups and Seafood hotpots
- Or wherever fish stock would normally be called for
And as with all products produced by The Stock Merchant, the Crab Stock contains no preservatives, additives or flavour enhancers. It is pure, unadulterated and 100% Australian.
We worked with Abacus Fisheries and Prestige Foods Manufacturing in the development of the Crab Stock. Peter Jecks from Abacus and Mike Murray from Prestige are both tireless and passionate advocates for Australian produce, local food manufacturing and sustainability. It was Peter’s vision to produce value-add products that led to the development of the Crab Stock and Mike’s will to support this vision that led to the launch of the product.
We are now very proud to bring the Sustainable Crab Stock to food-loving Australian households.
We’ll be rolling the Sustainable Crab Stock across select retailers over the coming months and of course it’s available for purchase online here.