Do you have a special occasion coming up? Whether you are entertaining family and friends for a special dinner, or you want the perfect romantic evening with your significant other, you can buy crab legs to make things even more special. Don’t worry if you don’t live near the ocean – you can still purchase delicious crab meat no matter where you live.

Most legs are cooked and frozen on the fishing boat when the crab is caught. In most cases, when you order from a local store or online, you’ll be purchasing frozen meat. This isn’t a bad thing because it cuts down on the amount of work you have to do.

Choose wisely

As the name suggests, king crab legs are the biggest legs you can buy and have sweet, savory meat. They are found in the North Pacific. Snow crab, although smaller, are just as sweet and tasty. They are native to the Northern Pacific, and the eastern Shores of Canada.

How to thaw

The best way to thaw your crab legs is to put them in the refrigerator overnight and let them thaw slowly. If time is of the essence, you can place them in a colander in cold water for a few hours.

How to cook

Most crab legs come precooked so you really just have to warm them through. They can be steamed, grilled and even put in the microwave; but the easiest and tastiest way is to boil them. Simply fill a pot with cold tap water and add 1 tsp of salt; bring the water to a boil, then add the crab legs; make sure they are completely submersed in water; cook the legs for about 5 minutes in boiling water. Remove with a long pair of tongs and enjoy!

When you buy crab legs, you can rest assured you and your guests are in for a treat you won’t soon forget. For more information, visit Harbour House Crabs.

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