Tips To Cook Frozen Crab
If you totally swear by seafood and especially drool over crabs, then you will not really mind making extra efforts to cook them at home. However, then cooking them at home may be quite an undertaking, especially if you are low on time or are quite clueless on how to cook frozen crabs at home. To make things easy for you, check out these expert tips on how to cook frozen crab and get going.
How To Cook Frozen Crabs
- Never mind if your frozen crabs are pre-cooked or fresh, it is important to thaw them thoroughly even before you start cooking. The best way to defrost them is to refrigerate them overnight. Thawing crabs at room temperature or even zapping in a microwave is not recommended as doing so might leave your crabs overcooked or exposed to bacterial raids.
- Once the crabs are completely defrosted, you can steam, boil, or microwave them, as you like. If you wish to microwave it, place the crabs in a microwave-proof dish, cover it with thick paper towel and cook on high for couple of minutes or until done.
- Another way to cook crabs is to boil it. Fill a pan with water, add salt, and seasoning and bring the water to boil. Add crab to it and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. Remove from the pan and serve hot with melted butter.
- You can also steam crab if you want. All you need to do is take about two cups of water, a pinch of salt, and little vinegar in a pot and place it on a rack. Allow it to boil. Set the crab on the rack and allow it to steam-cook for 8-10 minutes before eating.
- To bake the crab, split it open with a nutcracker, baste it with loads of butter and your favorite seasoning, put it inside a pre-heated oven, and cook it on 350o F for 10 minutes or until done.
There is no dearth of options when it comes to cooking crabs. No matter what you choose to do with your crabs, ensure that you thaw it thoroughly and maintain proper kitchen hygiene while cooking.
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