Saturday, June 7, 2014

Crab 101: How to Clean Fresh Crab


Once your fresh crab is cooked (click for how to cook fresh crab), you'll need to crack and shell it to get to the creamy, glorious meat.


Procedure
Twist legs and claws from crab body. Using a nutcracker, crack the shell of each leg and claw section. Pull body sections apart and dig out pockets of meat, using your fingers, a small fork, or a pick.

Discard shells. One cooked, cleaned 2-pound crab yields approximately 1/2 pound, or 1 C, of crab meat.


I decided to use the shells for making a crab stock.

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