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The Instacart guide to crab legs


About crab legs

When it comes to seafood, crab legs are one of the most succulent options available. Crab legs typically come from either king crabs or snow crabs, as the other types of crabs are smaller and, therefore, sold whole. King crab legs offer the most meat, but snow crab legs have meat that's a little sweeter. Although crab legs are seasonal, you can usually find them in the supermarket all year long. This is because they're often frozen, which preserves them for selling in the off-season.

It's also important to note that you can get crab legs that are either fresh or precooked. If you go with the precooked version, you can rest assured that the meat will taste just as good as fresh crab legs. Fishers immediately cook the crab legs on the boat and then flash freeze them to lock in their freshness. Keep in mind that the longer your crab legs defrost, the more flavor they lose.

While preparing crab legs isn't very difficult, for some, eating them can be. If you haven't perfected your crab leg-cracking skills, the process can be quite messy. Make sure you have a table cloth or something else covering your eating surface to make cleanup after a crab feast a breeze. The outer shell of a crab leg can be difficult to crack, so you might need a special tool, such as a nutcracker or a lobster cracker. To pull the meat out of the leg once you've cracked the shell, you can use a skewer or long fork.

Cutting the shell with a pair of kitchen scissors is another way you can get to that savory crab meat more easily. Some people like to devour their crab leg meat as they go, while others prefer to save it up and enjoy it all at once or add it to another dish. No matter how you like to eat your crab leg meat, using the Instacart app makes it easy to get crab legs when you want them. Simply place an order through the app, and an Instacart shopper will deliver the same day!

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