Step 2. Wash to remove silt from crabs body, this makes for a cleaner cook.
Step 3. Bring pot of salted water to a rapid boil.
Step 4. Place crabs in pot making sure not to over load pot. It is best to get it back to the boil within 3 to 4 min. When water returns to the boil start timing the cook and reduce heat till the water is just turning over. (see guide to cooking times at bottom )
Step 5. Remove crabs from pot. Place crabs in salted ice water, this stops the cooking process, sets the meat and enhances the salt flavour in the crab. Experimenting with the amount of salt and time in the salted ice water can have a great influence on the final product.
It dosnt show it in this photo but make sure your crabs are fully submerged in the ice water.
Step 6. Remove crabs from ice water and drain. Store in fridge, eyes down for up to 3 days covered and remove any drainage daily.
Cooking Times use as a guide only
300-500 grams 9-11 mins
500-700 grams 11-13 mins
700-1000+ grams 13-16 mins
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