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How To Cook A Crab In 5 Simple Steps


There’s an old saying “never send a boy to do a man’s job”, so if you’re serious about cooking crabs then follow this method. Boiling up a batch of crabs can give off a bit of an odour so make sure you’ve got some space. Definitely a job for the backyard and not the kitchen.

There is honestly nothing better than enjoying fresh seafood and crab! whether you’re out catching Sandies, Muddies or more, you’ve got to know how to cook them! Follow our simple guide below as we walk you through 5 simple steps for cooking the perfect crab!
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Ice slurry for the crabs

Step On How To Cook A Crab

Step 1. Submerge your catch in an ice slurry to start to ‘slow them down’.

Step 2. Bring a large pot to boil, adding a decent about of salt for flavour.

Step 3. Immerse them in the boiling water for around 15 minutes. This usually differs depending on the size and quantity you plan on cooking

Step 4. Once they’re sufficiently boiled, place them straight back into a fresh salt ice slurry. This step should immediately cease the cooking process and cool the crabs down.

Step 5. Once the crabs are cool and ready to eat, simply cut them in half and they’re ready to go!

Polish it all off with a bit of chips, some tartare sauce and you’ve got yourself the perfect dinner. Maybe even throw in a bit of extra fish and oysters for good measure. Enjoy it all to yourself or with some friends and family for a perfect and easy meal!

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Seafood dinner

Before you can cook a crab you need to be able to catch one first. For tips on how to catch a crab, head to our article as we walk you through the best locations to drop in your pots. For other methods on how to cook crab, check out this website.

Dean Miller - Campr Dean has been a trailblazer in the adventure television space for more than 15 years. With a passion for fishing, forged as a young fella growing up on Groote Eylandt NT, the only thing he loves more than boating, camping and touring is sharing a yarn.