Learn how to prepare crab for your winter feast.
Winter is the best time to pick up fresh Dungeness crab from the coast along California, Oregon, and Washington. Live crab can be intimidating to cook for the first time, but with the right tools and techniques you’ll be ready to satisfy any crab craving. A large canning pot is the ideal vessel to use as your crab pot, and a small hammer and sharp scissors make it easier to remove the shells and get out all of the meat. Don’t forget to save the shells to make a delicious seafood stock or to toss into your next seafood boil for added flavor.