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How To Eat A Dungeness Crab Illustrated Tutorial

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This is the second part of my Dungeness Crab Tutorial. Getting messy is the word here, but these illustrations will show you how to do it a bit cleaner. AND Enjoy the work after all.
These are the tools I use to eat a crab. My lobster crackers and the small knife are my preferred tools, however, in a pinch a steak knife and nutcrackers work fine. The lobster crackers work best for the meat as they crack and not mash the shell. *TIP: These lobster crackers are worth it if you eat crab like we do.

The first thing is to break the crab in half.

Then break each leg off like above.
Remove the hard pieces from the body cavity and discard.
Pull the meat from the body cavity.

Crack off the knuckle.

Cracking the legs from the edges works best.

Crack the shell, gently.

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Meat from one side of the crab.

Shells from one side of the crab.

The bowl holds the crab meat from one whole crab.

Corn, not being in season, is the only thing missing from the plate! Delicious New England Boiled Crab Dinner! Enjoy!
A delicious start of the New Year!
I have to say this is well worth the effort for a crab lover like me!


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