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Am I Committing Crab Heresy?


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Am I Committing Crab Heresy?

CUclimber | Nov 28, 2012 11:44 PM

I'm fairly new to cooking crab, since I grew up in Kansas, live in Denver now, and only recently bought a large steam pot and basket. I've been steaming Dungeness crabs every other month, when I'm near an Asian market to pick some up. I usually don't do anything but steam it with a crab boil and seasoning, because live crab is too expensive here to be doing anything other than letting the meat stand out on its own, although I typically use a clarified butter for dipping.

However, last night I cooked a snow crab cluster and used some leftover papa john's garlic butter sauce I had for dipping and it wasn't bad. I'm thinking about picking up more for a Dungeness cook for a few people tomorrow. I like it because it's easy and pretty tasty, though it is almost too thick and rich for crab.

My question: Has anybody or would anybody use chain pizza garlic butter for their crab? This is my first post on this site, so let me know if you like the idea, but I will not take offense to a good cursing out.

Also, any suggestions on what to do with the crab butter/mustard/tomalley would be appreciated. From what I understand, they are the same thing.

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