How to Cook Frozen Crab Meat

By LeafTV Editor

Crab meat is a delicate seafood with a bit of a sweet taste. It can be eaten alone or served in dips, salads, and soups. Follow these tips to cook frozen crab meat.

Crab legs with lemon and shrimps
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How To Cook Frozen Crab Meat

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Cooking Frozen Crab Meat

Boil the crab. Fill a pot with the crab(s), water, and either one tablespoon vinegar or one tablespoon salt. Bring to a heavy boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 20 to 25 minutes. Serve.

Steam the crab. Put about two cups of water and one tablespoon salt or vinegar into a pot with a rack in the bottom. Bring to a steady boil. Place the crabs on the rack. A pre-cooked crab will take between five and 10 minutes to steam. You could also use a steamer.

Bake the crab. Break open the crab and baste it with butter and seasoning. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Microwave the crab. Wrap the crab in moist paper towels. Microwave on high for about three minutes.


  • Crab meat is best served with a melted butter sauce.