Crab season opens Tuesday. Santa Cruz, CA. I will be picking up some live crab from the harbor and will be cooking mine the way I always do. Steamed with a little old bay seasoning in the water along with some sea water. Plunge in ice water when finished steaming. Crack and eat. I know there are more ways to cook these, just stuck in my way. Ideas or recipies, maybe garlic crab, or some great crab cake recipies. How do you prepare your crab?