How to Cook Crab with Maximum Ease For Maximum Flavor

You have a dinner party scheduled for a few days. You are inviting over some friends from your tennis group that you would love to impress them. You have already bought some wonderful wine, and picked out your outfit, and cleaned your home from top-to-bottom. Now you just have to settle to a menu. You want to cook something that shows off your abilities, but you also do not want to spend seven hours in the kitchen trying your hands at something impossible that you will ultimately burn, and then end up having to order some take-out Chinese food. Why not prepare that whole-cooked Alaska dungeness crab you saw featured at the fish counter at your local grocery store this week?

If you have never cooked crab before, this might seem like an intimidating proposition. But believe it or not, preparing whole-cooked Alaska Dungeness crab at does not require a level of culinary mastery fit to get a high-end French restaurant in Manhattan. With a few simple ingredients, and also the ability to read instructions and following them closely, of course, you will be well on your way to making a big splash with your new friends.

The very best thing about whole-cooked Alaska dungeness crab at is that it is pre-cooked (as the name suggests), so you can use it in a number of recipes. You can remove the shell as follows. Hold the base of the crab with one hand, and put your other thumb below the shell and mid-point and just peel it back. This should not need too much effort. Now throw away the detritus, and rinse the crab in cool water. Take the crab in both hands and break in half. Now remove the legs one at a time. Crack each leg in the knuckle with a casing cracker or a nutcracker, and loosen the beef out of the shell using a pick or little fork.

The meat is prepared to be used in a huge array of standard recipes - everything from crab bisque, to crab cakes, to crab salad, to crab skillet. Not only will the whole-cooked Alaska dungeness crab be a taste sensation, but you will be serving your guest something that is low in calories, and high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. They will leave your house feeling satiated and refreshed, instead of stuffed and bloated. Look for more information about seafood at