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NatalbanyTigerFan
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Boiled crab boil/soak time?


I've boiled crawfish 1000's of times but never crabs.

Tell me about boil/soak time.

What about seasonings?...same amount as crawfish???



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NatalbanyTigerFan
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I can see it in your eyes





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OTIS2
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Going on memory here...I bring them to a boil, go for 5 minutes...cut the heat and begin to taste after 20 to 25 minutes.

Chill them before you drop them to keep the claws on.






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Trout Bandit
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and begin to taste after 20 to 25 minutes.


How do you go about tasting boiled crabs for flavor??






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BRgetthenet
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Yank a leg.





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OTIS2
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How do you go about tasting boiled crabs for flavor??
I pull one out and eat a claw. I'f it's good, I eat the crab. If it needs more soak time, I throw the one armed crab back in the pot.






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BRgetthenet
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OP should soak them this long...





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Trout Bandit
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I throw the one armed crab back in the pot.


That basically steals a claw from one of your guests. Last thing I want to go to is a crab boil where all the claws are missing.






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Trout Bandit
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Yank a leg.


Then what??






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BRgetthenet
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Taste it. The meat in the legs is awesome. It's not much, but it is sin to throw them away without cracking them and squeezing that meat out.





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OTIS2
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If you came to my crab boil and bitched over a crab missing a leg, I might try to stuff your arse in the pot with the next batch.





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bring them to a boil, go for 5 minutes...cut the heat and begin to taste after 20 to 25 minutes.






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If you came to my crab boil and bitched over a crab missing a leg, I might try to stuff your arse in the pot with the next batch.


If you tried to stuff TB in a pot, you'd have a problem with me too.

I think he was referring to tasting the insides. You can't really know until you open one up. Soak time depends on fullness of crab. As a general rule, I treat them like crawfish. boil till they float. soak till they sink






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BRgetthenet
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Flicking your finger on the bottom to hear if they're full of liquid is a good way to get a feel for how they're soaking.





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uptowntiger84
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you can soak crabs all day, they arent like crawfish or shrimp.





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NatalbanyTigerFan
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Ice them down before I boil them
Boil for 5 minutes
Soak until seasoned right(20mins to 1 hour)

Sounds simple enough






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OTIS2
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Boiled crabs are a top 10 meal for me.





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Boiled crabs are a top 10 meal for me.



Same here.






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