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Can I Freeze Fresh Crab in the Shell?

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Can I Freeze Fresh Crab in the Shell?

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Barb S | | Jan 29, 2004 12:32 PM

It's crab season in California, so I bought a 2 lb. one yesterday, but my husband insisted on pizza, and we're going out tonight. So the question is (being lazy)can I freeze it in the shell? Can I save it to eat on Friday (will have been in the refrigerator 2 days)? Or do I need to hanker down and take it out of the shell before I freeze it? And will freezing it change the texture or taste?

Need some crabhound help.

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