Delicacies From King Crab Legs
To all the fancy seafood lovers, their fave dish is the king crab or as is also known, the stone crab. Under the stone-hard shell of the crab is the tender, juicy meat. To some people just thinking of this makes their mouth water. All the 40 different species that exist of the king crabs can be consumed as food. The blue king crabs, the red ones, and the gold ones are some of the species included in the food circle.
Stews, appetizers, soups, and salads are some of the delicacies prepared from the meat of king crabs. One popular dish that we will focus on is the stone crab legs. Steaming, grilling, and baking are some of the ways that this dish can be prepared. Even if you choose to prepare the dish yourself or go to any restaurant near you, the fulfillment is absolute.
Before getting to the kitchen, let’s go back and learn what happens at sea. Crabbing is a hard job and thus must be left to the professionals. The crabs’ claws must be bound to prevent them from causing you harm as they struggle to get free and escape. After you catch the crabs from the sea, store them in a tank full of water. Remember that crabs are not fish so do not put them in a tank full of fresh water; they will die. It is a must you use the water the crabs came from.
It is important to keep in mind that when a crab dies, you do not eat it. Once the crab has died and you choose to consume it, you will become very sick. Crabs decompose immediately they die. Cooking the crabs while they are still alive is the only way to do it.
King crabs can be easily cooked. King crabs are also available in the grocery stores so do not be worried if you cannot go to the fish market. The king crab legs from the grocery stores are pre-cooked for ease of storage, thus do not overcook them. Overcooking makes them chewy, like rubber chewy.
Use a big covered pot full of boiling water to steam the king crab legs. Steam for approximately 6 minutes and garnish with lemon and butter before serving hot. There is also another way of preparing the king crab legs, and that is baking them for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. But you must thaw them in water before you bake them.
Another way of preparing the legs is by grilling them for 4 minutes over a moderate heat. If you want to enhance the flavor of your dish, use olive oil. Whenever you want to cook any kind of meat, especially seafood, ensure that you choose the best and freshest kind.