How to boil raw Crabs
4 Raw Blue Swimmer or Sand Crabs
Place crabs into a pot of salted, boiling water. Bring back to the boil.
When boiling simmer for 8 – 10 minutes. Remove crabs and place
immediately into a pre prepared ice bath until chilled. Prepare crabs
(see below) and serve with sliced bread and seafood cocktail sauce.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Lift the tail flap then with a peeling motion, lift off the entire shell of
the crab. Remove and discard the gills, liver and brain. Wash well under
cold running water until clean. Cut in half. Method is the same for raw
or cooked crabs.
If using raw crabs in a recipe prepare whilst raw then cook as per
method. If boiling raw crabs always cook whole, chill then prepare.