Live Dungeness Crab


1 - Pot of Water
• - Live Dungeness Crabs


* Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Use enough water to cover the Crabs.
* Drop Crabs in head first. They die instantly.
* As the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat. A good simmer is what you want.
* Cook two 1 ½ pound Crabs for 10 to 12 minutes.
* Remove from the water, drain for a moment, and serve immediately.
* If you would rather eat them cold, immerse them in ice water straight from the pot and chill for about 15 to 20 minutes.
* Dungeness Crab can also be steamed above boiling water if you prefer. It will take a couple of minutes longer in time.
* Important: When you are STEAMING 4 or more Crabs, be sure to rotate the Crabs on the bottom of the pot with the top ones for even cooking.
* Serve all Dungeness Crabs with melted butter, which I prefer not to clarify. Fresh Dungeness Crab meat is sweet, so try it without butter too!

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