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Is my crab stock safe to use?


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Is my crab stock safe to use?

goodeatsgal | Feb 15, 2010 09:09 AM

Last night, we steamed a couple of live Dungeness crabs. After dinner, I made stock with the crab shells, strained it into a bowl, and cooled the bowl of stock in some ice water. Unfortunately, I forgot to put it in the refrigerator before I went to bed and left the bowl out all night. Do you think it's still safe to eat? The house was probably anywhere from 50 to 60 degrees (the heat wasn't turned on). It was left out for about 9 hours before I realized what I had done. I immediately put it in the refrigerator this morning. I really want to be able to save it because it was very tasty. But am I taking a big chance if I use it? I know that chicken stock might not be safe to eat, but maybe seafood stock is different? What if I bring it back to a boil?

Thanks for your advice!

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