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Dungeness crab 101

If you’ve never cooked live crabs, it can seem a little intimidating. But our paper-bag method for getting the critters in the water helps things go smoothly

 

dungeness 101 flap
Alex Farnum

How to crack and clean

1. Place cooked crab, belly up, on a work surface. Pull off and discard triangular flap and the pointy appendages underneath it, plus the small paddles from the front of the crab.

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