Immerse in cold water to cool before cleaning. Fresh Whole-Cooks can be served chilled or heated in a steamer, broiler or oven for 4 to 5 minutes. Clean the crab by removing the gills and viscera before serving. Serve with melted butter or dipping sauce.
How do you serve pre cooked Dungeness crab?
The best way to reheat Dungeness crab is to boil or broil the meat, but there are other options. Dungeness crab is also good cold and often served with a little mayonnaise or aioli.
How do you eat boiled Dungeness crab?
Hold one leg of the crab in your right hand (with the leg toward your palm and your thumb on the joint between two legs) and grab the body and other legs with your left hand, then twist and pull the leg away from the rest. Part of the body meat should come off with each leg.
What to do with Dungeness crab after you catch them?
The crabs will not stay alive on ice. Your best bet is to put them in an ice chest with their own salt water from where you caught them and keep the water aerated. If you don’t have an aerator, keep bucketing in fresh, cold salt water every now and then to keep them alive.
How do you heat up pre cooked crab meat?
In order to reheat crab, place a steamer basket in a large pot with enough water to reach the bottom of the basket. Once the water is boiling, place the crabs inside, season and cover. Steam the crabs for five minutes or until the meat is hot throughout.
How long do you cook Dungeness crab?
Cook the 1 1/2- to 2 1/2-pound crabs about 15 minutes, and the 3-pound crabs about 20 minutes. Strain cooked crabs into a colander and rinse briefly under cool water.