Dungeness crab have a simple method, buy it, cook it, clean
it and eat it. Weather or not the crab is cooked live or purchased pre-cooked, the flavor is unique in
comparison to other crabs with the orange / red shell colour and tender meat. The Dungeness crab
ideally should be cooked as soon as it is caught and this is the case in most instances. Many boats who fish
crab, steam them on board immediately after catching. From there they will pack
the crabs in ice, ready for delivery.
Live Dungeness Crab can be steamed or boiled with the
option of adding spices, beer, salt and pepper to the water for enhancing the flavour. If you want to steam
the crab, do this for approximately 15-18 minutes or 10 minutes if you prefer to boil. When bringing the
water to the boil, put your live crabs into the freezer for approximately 10 minutes. This is simply to
reduce their senses and prepare them for cooking. When the water comes to the boil, place them in head
If your crab is frozen, thaw it overnight in the fridge or
according to the instructions supplied with the purchase. Under running water, remove the gills and viscera
as well as any loose material. Then break off all the legs as well as breaking the body in half. If you want
you can crack the shell using a mallet allowing easy removal. Be sure not to eat any of the organs or the
'crab butter' as they call it as they contain some toxins.
Dungeness Crab in many countries can be brought to
your front door step pre-cooked & frozen. This is ideal for many people as the only thing
required is re-heating of the crab. For cold recipes, simply heat and then let chill before
Live Dungeness Crab from Alaska's finest seas is one of
their best prized possessions.
Cooked Dungeness crab has a sweet, succulent and tender
flavour. It also has the usual properties of crab meat, being nutritious and very low in saturated fat.
Again, this can be the perfect choice for individuals who are on diets and want to lose weight. As well as
being a high source of protein with all the required amino acids, it only has 94 calories and 1 gram of
fat for a single portion.
This particular species of crab also is an
abundant source of important minerals including copper, calcium, iron, zinc and