This is a delicious meal of Queensland Mud Crabs
Put live crabs in freezer for 30 minutes before this.
Half fill Large pot with water and bring to boil.
Put salt in boiling water.
Put sleeping crabs in boiling water and cook for 25 minutes only
Remove cooked crabs and put straight into ice water, This releases the meat from the shell, kitchen sink is good for this.
Let sit in ice water until cooled, maybe 20 minutes.
Empty sink and clean crabs,
Remove the top shell
The easiest way is to prise it away starting from the back of the crab and moving forward.
Next, grab a good sharp knife and slice the crab in two, then remove the claws and legs if you want. I don’t.
Using your hands, remove the lungs, the “poo” and the “head poo”.
Then rinse well
You can put in fridge for 30 minutes to have cold crab, and its nice like this.
Ready to serve
Serve with Greek salad and fresh bread, and a beer or white wine. These crabs were caught by me at my home in Queensland Australia.
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