It just stank like a dirty beach, to be honest. I am very sensitive to the smells of seafood even though I love the taste. If anything smells remotely like the ocean then I can't stomach it. It is why I wont eat any fish unless it is a fishstick or raw tuna in a sushi roll. I don't think it was ruined but it was "minced" crab. When I bought it I thought I was buying claw meat and getting a good deal. This crab was on sale buy one get one free, if that says anything about the quality.
At least I know it was delicious before that, the flavors were really good. I wont have to spend too much tomorrow to remake it as asparagus is only $1.50 a bundle right now (half the normal price on a good day!). I already have the butter, cream (didn't use it yet), and garlic plus I had half of a carton of stock left so I only need to buy one of those again. This is going to end up being one expensive meal but damn it, I'd rather spend more than throw it all away completely. My immersion blender worked like a charm, couldn't believe how quickly it had everything completely pureed.