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« on: August 26, 2014, 07:42:22 PM »

If I clean my crabs alive what would be a safe amount of time to keep them in the fridge before cooking?
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 08:11:18 PM »

I will occasionally stick 'em in he fridge and wait until the following day to steam 'em, personally I wouldn't wait more than 1 or 2 days max.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 08:19:23 PM »

2 days cleaned.. 3 days if they are already cooked.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 08:51:38 PM »

I once had 'em when they've were in the fridge for a week & survived, 5 days is usually my limit.

Smell 'em before you eat 'em.  If an ammonia odor exists - it's time to dump 'em.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 08:16:42 AM »

I put my crabs in a cooler with some water and then dump a 20 lb. bag of ice on top of them.  The ice water will be about 33 degrees but your fridge will probably be around 38 degrees.  And do what the previous poster suggested, if the crab has a smell it is not fresh.
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 09:14:17 PM »

I put my crabs in a cooler with some water and then dump a 20 lb. bag of ice on top of them.  The ice water will be about 33 degrees but your fridge will probably be around 38 degrees.  And do what the previous poster suggested, if the crab has a smell it is not fresh.
this is wrong.. the water will drown the crabs and not keep them alive.. you need to keep them cool and moist, but not submerge in water.  The best way is either wet newspaper or seaweed over the crabs in a bushel while in the shade.   Keep that paper wet at all times..
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2014, 09:15:43 PM »

I use a wet towel
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2014, 12:15:10 AM »

If I clean my crabs alive what would be a safe amount of time to keep them in the fridge before cooking?



The question was how long can you keep cleaned crabs in the fridge before steaming them. 


Luna Sea 3 is correct although I have kept them in the fridge a few days more.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2014, 03:41:53 AM »

Ive eaten cooked crabs kept in the fridge up to 7-10 days already.. Claws dry out a bit but ive never got sick.
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2014, 09:10:52 AM »

this is wrong.. the water will drown the crabs and not keep them alive.. you need to keep them cool and moist, but not submerge in water.  The best way is either wet newspaper or seaweed over the crabs in a bushel while in the shade.   Keep that paper wet at all times..

He is talking about icing them to make them slow and easy to clean, not for storage purposes of keeping them alive.
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2014, 02:36:27 PM »

When I make grilled crabs, I keep the crabs alive until I am ready to grill them.  Once you break their shells off, they will die and enzymes will cause the meat to deterioriate more rapidly than fish. If left overnight, cleaned and refrigerated, I have had the mushy crab syndrome.
It is much easier to keep them alive until ready to cook them.
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2015, 09:46:14 AM »

Or ice them up and keep icing with the cooler drain lug pulled.  They will NOT drown as the water drains away



this is wrong.. the water will drown the crabs and not keep them alive.. you need to keep them cool and moist, but not submerge in water.  The best way is either wet newspaper or seaweed over the crabs in a bushel while in the shade.   Keep that paper wet at all times..
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 09:47:29 AM »

Also if you reffrigerate put the cooked in sealed zip lock bagss.   The frig dries them out.  I have them moist 5 days after cooked.
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2015, 11:50:32 AM »

as long as they DON'T have a sent of ammonia
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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2015, 06:21:14 AM »

If I clean my crabs alive and steam later how long would you steam them for?
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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2015, 06:18:53 PM »

About 20,25 min. after the boil.....That's what I do....
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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2015, 08:08:05 AM »

Or ice them up and keep icing with the cooler drain lug pulled.  They will NOT drown as the water drains away




This will keep the crabs fresh as it will keep them cold but a lot will die still as they can not handle the cold.

When I have left over crabs I put them in a paper grocery bag then put that bag in a plastic grocery bag. Paper bag keeps the points from puncturing the plastic bag and the plastic bag keeps the moisture in. I have eaten the over a week later. But like FP said the claws get dry first and if they smell at all they get tossed.
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2015, 08:19:41 AM »

If I clean my crabs alive and steam later how long would you steam them for?

Not sure why people clean crabs before steaming?  Huh Ok I do understand but I like the guts so its a waiste of the good stuff for me. But grilling crabs is very good. Mostly if you have had steamed crabs for weeks and you want a change. Melt some butter add finally chopper garlic, parsley and anything else you would like. I might do two or 3 differnt styles depending how many I want to grill. Old bay and butter is also very good. Put the crab on the grill on med. Open cavity up and brush in the butter. Let cook for a little bit. Turn over and cook the other side. Flip back over and put a little more butter in the cavity and cook for a little more and you are ready to eat. If the crab is not full cooked just turn it over again until complete. Man I need to get my new grill. Also watch out for flair ups. The butter will make a flame just like grease.
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2015, 06:40:49 PM »

Indoe,

I use heavy duty aluminum foil on top of my grill grate, it catches the melting butter and seasonings and coats the underside of the crab. It also is easy to lift about 18 crabs off the grill. I don't turn crabs, I grill for twenty minutes at 400 degrees.
And, yes, that seasoning baked on foil is excellent to swish crab meat in. Grin
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