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
  • OR
  • Mayonnaise or salad dressing
  1. Dress crabs by inserting a table knife under the back of the top shell and prying it off.
  2. Remove spongy parts under shell (gills, stomach, and intestines) and wash body cavity.
  3. Place in boiling salted water.
  4. Cover and return to boiling point.
  5. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Drain.
  7. Crack the claws and legs.
  8. Serve hot with butter or chill and serve with mayonnaise.
Serves 6.

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