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Boiled Crabs

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Do you want a great Boiled Crabs recipe? It is served as a delicious Main Dish. The European Boiled Crabs is a delight to serve and enjoy. Try this Boiled Crabs once and only once! Your loyalty to it forever is guaranteed!
Ingredients
  Salt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Hard-shell crabs 16 (live)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Place crabs in colander and wash with cold water till its clean.

MAKING
2. In large kettle, bring 4 quarts water and the salt to boiling.
3. Holding crabs by tongs or back feelers, plunge head first into boiling water; return water to boiling. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain; let cool.
4. Crack the shell, remove the meat, and twist off claws and legs; crack them with nutcracker or hammer; remove meat. Lay crab on top shell.
5. Insert point of a knife under forward end of the flap that folds under body from rear; break it off, and discard. Pick up crab in both hands; pull upper and lower shells apart.
6. Discard top shell. Hold crab under running water; remove gills and all spongy material.
7. Cut away any hard membrane along outer edge; carefully remove meat with fork..

SERVING
8. Mix the meat with sauce or serve as-is

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Crab
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 626 Calories from Fat 70

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 561.5 mg187.2%

Sodium 6760.4 mg281.7%

Total Carbohydrates 0.29 g0.1%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 0 g

Protein 130 g260.1%

Vitamin A 0.7% Vitamin C 36%

Calcium 64.4% Iron 29.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Boiled Crabs Recipe