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Help needed with Snow Crab Clusters

MillsyMillsy Posts: 104
edited December 2012 in EggHead Forum
Ok guys and gals I need help cooking "Snow crab clusters".My local store has them on sale and i have never had them because i live in the lobster capital of the world and never see crab here.I am looking for any and all help with this Please.They are selling them frozen in one pound bags if that helps.
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  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    edited December 2012
    Just steam them for a couple of minutes to get them warm. They are already cooked so you just need to reheat them
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  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,138
    edited December 2012
    I roast mine in the oven -- more pics and description: http://necessaryindulgences.com/2012/10/crab-legs/


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,951
    Sometimes we'll throw them in a boiling pot of crab boil - same stuff we use for crawfish except less salt.  Just for a couple of minutes (as above, they're already cooked - same story with King crab).
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  • I've put them on the Egg before to give them a slight smokey flavor.  I usually heat them alongside a steak I'm cooking.
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  • MillsyMillsy Posts: 104
    Thanks guys and gals.Do the crack open like lobster?Any tips on eating them?
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  • If you can eat the meat out of a lobster head you won't have any trouble with the crab legs.  They are a piece of cake!  Usually one dips the meat in a little butter just like lobster.  By the way.  If you want to swap some lobsters for some crab legs just let me know. 
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,461
    I do garlic crab. Mix garlic, shallots, butter, olive oil, lemon juice and a teaspoon of sugar in a large roasting pan. Bake on egg at 325 for about 15 to 20 until warm. They get better the longer they sit in the garlic.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,951
    Tip for crab - while they're frozen, you can take a cleaver and cut strategic parts of the shell so they're easier to eat/shell.  I actually ruined a nice Wustof Chinese Knife doing this on Alaskan King Crab.  Lesson learned - use a cleaver.  I worked in a seafood restaurant and we did this to all our crab - makes it very easy to eat.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,951
    We steamed it.  It's hard to over-steam.
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  • jbates67jbates67 Posts: 160
    Just be sure they're not already cooked, many frozen crab legs are pre-cooked. 
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,470

    jbates67 said:
    Just be sure they're not already cooked, many frozen crab legs are pre-cooked. 
    I'm pretty sure all frozen crab legs are pre-cooked.

    Mike

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,951
    You can buy frozen raw whole blue crab (gumbo crabs - they're small), but I've never seen frozen raw other than that.
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  • MillsyMillsy Posts: 104
    Thank you.I am really looking forward to them.
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