Snow crab clusters are snow crab legs with a generous portion of the body attached. The delicately flavored snow-white meat can be served cold in salads, dips, stuffing, or spreads, or hot in soup, canapés, omelettes, soufflés, and pasta sauces. Snow crab clusters are easily and quickly prepared by steaming, boiling or baking. Available year round.
About CrabPlace.com crabs—In 1989, the Maryland Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) was designated the State Crustacean. Its name honors Mary Jane Rathbun, the scientist who described the species in 1896. The blue crab's scientific name translates as "beautiful swimmer that is savory."
Blue crab meat is sometimes compared to lobster meat, the flavor best appreciated by cracking and eating steamed hardshells. Crabs are prepared in restaurants and in home kitchens, steamed or sauteed, as Maryland crab cakes and Crab Imperial, or in crab soup and crab dip.
CrabPlace.com has been perfecting the art of shipping Maryland crabs over the last 14 years to its base of tens of thousands of customers across the U.S. You won't find a finer gourmet experience.
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Snow crab legs come fully cooked. They're cooked at sea where they are caught and flash frozen aboard the fishing vessels to protect their flavors. Frozen cooked crab legs may be steamed or microwaved. Place them frozen over boiling water and steam them covered tightly for 6 minutes. Or place the frozen crab legs in the microwave covered with a damp towel and heat on defrost for 10 minutes. Brush with melted butter, season to taste and serve with cocktail sauce. For more recipes, please refer to Crab Place recipes section.
Crab Legs Shelf Life:
Thawed: will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator
Frozen: will last up to 6 months in the freezer
Once cooked: will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator