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How to Cook a Crab Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan (Elliott) Harasin
Added: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Place the live crab in enough salted boiling water (1/4 cup salt per gallon of water), to cover it.

Cook the crab at a rolling boil for approximately 8 minutes per pound (e.g., 12 minutes for a 1-1/2 lb crab).

Immediately plunge the cooked crab into cold iced water, until the shell is cool, in order to stop the cooking process.

Directions:
Directions:
How to Clean a Crab:

1. Remove the broad back shell:
- Hold the base of the crab with one hand and it's back shell with the other, thumbs at the center back. Lift off the shell.

2. Remove and discard the viscera (the icky stuff in the body cavity).

3. Rinse the crab thoroughly under cool running water to wash away all loose stuff.

4. Grasp the crab in both hands and break in half. Separate the legs from each other, leaving a portion of the body connected to each other for easy handling.

BON APPETIT!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Did you know, to re-heat pizza, put pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove; set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. I saw this on the food channel and it really works!

 

 

 

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