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tips for cooking live crab

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tips for cooking live crab

bgirl180 | Jan 20, 2009 08:44 PM

I tried to cook live crab for the first time today and it was incredibly traumatizing. I bought two crabs, realized both of them were too big to both fit in my largest pot. Then, one of them got feisty and tried to run away and I had a hard time getting him back in the bag so I could stick him in the fridge. He was making clicking noises & freaking me out!

By the end of it all, I was too traumatized to eat any of it. I kept expecting one of them to move. Any tips for a sqeamish newbie? I've watched my parents cook crab, so I didn't think it would be this awful.

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