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FAQs about whole crab
Cooking a whole crab is just the beginning. Getting to the tender meat is part of the fun. You want to start by breaking them in half to remove the meat from the body. Do this gently, so you don't get any shell in the meat. If done correctly, you should be able to remove a solid piece of tender crab right out of the shell. Most commercial whole crab is soft-shell, so it should break easily.
After cracking the crab in half, you can then pull the legs away from the body by twisting and pulling. Separate the legs at the knuckles, and crack the pincers with your hand or with a nutcracker. You can then use a seafood fork to remove the meat from the claws. Some crabs have more meat in their bodies than others. Blue crabs don't have much, but their claws are loaded with sweet, delicious meat.
No matter which type of crab you want, it is available whole. You can usually find whole crabs live or cooked. If your store has live crab, these are always a better choice, just make sure they are alert. They will demonstrate this by brandishing their pincers if you poke them.
Soft-shell crabs should be completely soft and have a translucent look, and live whole crabs should have a fresh saltwater aroma and not smell fishy. When you buy live crab, they should be cooked and eaten the same day. If you get whole cooked crab, you can reheat it by steaming in an inch of water. Place on a steaming rack and cook for about five minutes.
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