How to Prepare a Whole Dungeness Crab

Dungeness Crab

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cooking, Cleaning and Sectioning a Whole Dungeness Crab

For the best-tasting Dungeness crab, buy it live and either have your fishmonger steam it and clean it for you or take it home and steam it yourself just before you’re ready to eat. If you’ve purchased your crab cooked, store it on ice in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it (ideally no more than 8 hours after purchase). If you purchased your crab live, keep it on ice until you are ready to steam it (ideally no more than about 8 hours after purchase).

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