BC Dungeness Crab

Tue, 11/01/2016
BC Seafood

We will have live crab and fresh cooked crab meat available in store.

Our dungeness crabs are sourced directly from local fishermen. Its hard shell is light reddish brown on the back and sometimes has a purple splotch toward the front. The underside is white to light orange. Its claws are white-tipped, and the tip of the last tail segment flap is rounded. The meat has a sweet, mild and slightly nutty taste with tender body meat and slightly firmer leg meat.

Cooking your crab

If you’re buying live crab, then the rule of thumb is to steam or boil them for 7-8 minutes per pound.  If boiling in multiple crabs, start timing when the water comes back to a boil. Base the number of minutes needed for cooking on the average crab weight, not the total weight.

Once your crab is cooked, rinse under cool water until just cool enough to handle. When cooked, the shell will have turned from a blue/gray colour(when alive) to a bright orange.