How to Cook Box Crab
How to Steam Box Crab
Seafood / Dinner
1 live box crab (~2 lbs each)
Boil 1/2 inch of water in a large pot. Rinse live crab under cold water and place in pot. Cover with lid and let steam for 7-8 minutes per pound. A box crab averages about 2 lbs, so that would require about a 14-16 minute cook time. The color of the shell will become brighter and the flesh will become opaque once fully cooked.
Remove the crab from the pot using tongs. Let cool on the countertop or run under cold water.
Using kitchen shears, cut open the crab and remove the meat in the claws, legs, and body.
Dip meat in melted butter and lemon, and enjoy!
Tip: Save and freeze the shell to make shellfish stock.