Details on crab products, freezing tips

Filed under Seafood Tips & Facts on December 11, 2013. Tags crabs.

Details-on-crab-products,-freezing-tipsWhether you’re purchasing the world-famous, Pacific Northwest Dungeness crab, or going for the Alaskan King or Snow Crab, Pure Food Fish Market has a wide variety of wild-caught whole crabs, legs, claws, loose meat and beyond to please your taste buds.All of our crab products are pre-cooked and can be enjoyed straight out of the package. If you are planning to eat your fresh crab within two to three days of the purchase date it can easily be kept in the fridge and still maintain its flavor, or it can be placed in the freezer for future meals. Crab can be frozen for up to three months before beginning to lose its flavor, though Dungeness crab should not be frozen for more than one month and Alaskan king crab legs should not be frozen for more than six months. If you are freezing crab that has already been opened, simply place the cooked crab in a heavy-duty freezer bag or airtight plastic container to maintain freshness.

Since our crab products are already cooked upon purchase, reheating your seafood is a snap. Simply place the crab in a dish in the oven at 375 degrees for five minutes, or steam them in a pot of water on the stovetop for five minutes to bring them up to temperature.

Not sure how you’d like to prepare your wild-caught, fresh crab? Don’t miss out on our time-tested crab recipes – including sautéed cakes, soups and even macaroni and cheese! Or, see our expert tips on cooking crab legs.