Thawing: Place snow crab in the refrigerator a day prior to cooking (steaming or broiling) it or overnight. If you have any left-over snow crab, place it in the refrigerator and use within a couple of days.
Cooking Directions: Our crab is already cooked. If your crab is red, it's cooked. All you need to do is thaw and heat. We suggest steaming, baking, or grilling over boiling. Why boil the flavor away? STEAMING: Steam for 3 to 5 minutes GRILLING: If you are grilling, lightly oil the legs or spray them with cooking spray and grill each side 5-7 minutes until heated through. BAKING: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, place the legs on a cooking sheet and bake for 5 to 10 minutes Tip: Place the legs on a cookie sheet to transport from oven or grill Don't forget the melted butter!
How to eat crab legs:
- Start by removing each individual leg from the cluster by snapping it off at the cluster.
- Break each leg into two parts by snapping at the joint.
- For each leg part use two hands on each end to gently bend back and forth until the shell breaks. The meat should slide out easily from the shell.
- For claws, use a cracker. Don't apply too much pressure or you'll crush the meat inside. Peel back the shell until you can easily slide the meat out.
- For the knuckle, crack it gently with your hands and fold it open. Use a small fork (or crab fork) to remove the pockets of the meat