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blue crab

Crabs are crustaceans related to shrimp, crayfish, lobster, and krill.

Crabs are usually boiled whole. Often, just the legs are served along with the portion attached to the leg and the claws. In most areas away from the coasts the only way to obtain crab is either preserved such as in a can or jar or frozen. Frozen Snow, King, Or Jumbo crab generally retains it's flavor very well, as it is often frozen immediately after it is caught and cooked, then it is shipped frozen. To serve it only has to be reheated so it can either be steamed or baked. If a sufficiently large steaming basket is available, place the crab inside and steam for about 10 minutes until heated through. It is commonly served with melted butter which can be clarified first and with lemon optional.

Snow crab