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How to Cook Wild Alaskan Opilio (Snow) Crab

Snow Crab comes pre-cooked and has a thinner shell, so it’s easy to split open and enjoy immediately after heating through. Boil, grill, roast, or steam Snow Crab and experience the sweet flavor and tender texture of the delicate meat with just a little butter and lemon, or serve over a crisp salad for an elegant appetizer.

Snow Crab comes pre-cooked and has a thinner shell, so it’s easy to split open and enjoy immediately after heating through. Boil, grill, roast, or steam Snow Crab and experience the sweet flavor and tender texture of the delicate meat with just a little butter and lemon, or serve over a crisp salad for an elegant appetizer.

How to Cook Wild Alaskan Opilio (Snow) Crab

Ingredients

  • Wild Alaskan Opilio (Snow) Crab

Instructions

  1. Keep frozen at 0° F or below until ready to use. For best results, thaw before cooking by removing all packaging and refrigerate below 38° F for 8–10 hours or overnight.
  2. To broil: Place Alaskan Snow Crab on a broiler rack 5 inches from heat for 5 minutes, until heated through.
  3. To steam: Fill large pot with 3/4 inch of water. Place a steam basket in pot and bring water to a boil. Place Alaskan Snow Crab in basket; reduce heat, cover and steam for about 5 minutes, until crab is heated through.
  4. To sauté: Start with serving-sized pieces of Alaskan Snow Crab in the shell, or out. Melt butter, margarine or oil in a pan, stir in Alaskan Snow Crab and sauté lightly for 3–5 minutes, until heated through. When sautéing with other ingredients, add crab during last 5 minutes of cooking.
  5. To grill: Place Alaskan Snow Crab (legs and/or clusters) on well-oiled grill a few inches above hot coals for 5 minutes, until heated through. Cooking times and temperatures may vary with equipment and load.