Boiled Dungeness Crabs
Dungeness crab is a popular seafood prized for its sweet and tender flash. It can be found on the west coast of North America and its name comes from the port of Dungeness, Washington.
- 3 live Dungeness Crabs
- 8 quarts boiling water
- 1/2 cup salt
- Butter or margarine, melted
- Mayonnaise or salad dressing
- Dress crabs by inserting a table knife under the back of the top shell and prying it off.
- Remove spongy parts under shell (gills, stomach, and intestines) and wash body cavity.
- Place in boiling salted water.
- Cover and return to boiling point.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Crack the claws and legs.
- Serve hot with butter or chill and serve with mayonnaise.