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Cooking Crabs


Stir-Frying Crabs
Stir-frying is the method of quickly cooking bite-sized pieces of meat and vegetables over high heat in a small amount of oil. Ingredients are stirred constantly to ensure even cooking. This cooking method can work great for preparing frozen crab legs.
  1. Thaw and drain crab legs.

  2. Soak crab legs in water for 30 minutes to leach out some of salt brine used for packaging.

  3. Cut crab legs into 2-inch-long pieces with poultry scissors or cleaver. Cook as directed.

    Using poultry shears or a cleaver, cut the crab legs into 2-inch pieces.
    Using poultry shears or a cleaver, cut the crab legs into 2-inch pieces.

  4. Heat wok over high heat about 1 minute or until hot. Drizzle oil into wok and heat 15 seconds. Add crab pieces; stir-fry 5 minutes or until done.

    Make sure your wok is thoroughly heated before you add your crabmeat.
    Make sure your wok is thoroughly heated before you add your crabmeat.

  5. To extract meat from crab legs, snip along each side of shell with scissors and lift out cooked meat with skewer. Reheat for a few seconds in wok, if needed. Or to save time, serve in the shell. Have guests crack the shells and remove meat with small seafood forks.
As you can see, there are a variety of different ways to enjoy crab, from steaming to stir-frying. Follow the tips outlined here for a seafood meal everyone will enjoy.

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