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Old 10-09-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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I'v frozen crabs and it works ok for a month or so but after that they are pretty bland, Any secrets?

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Old 10-09-2006, 03:41 PM   #2
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vac-seal?
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:27 PM   #3
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freeze in milk
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:29 PM   #4
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Seriously?
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:29 PM   #5
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I have tried the vacuum packer and the meat gets really tough no matter what I do. I have thought about freezing the crab while it is still uncooked but have yet to try it yet. I have cleaned crab prior to cooking them, maybe they would freeze well while the meat is still raw?
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:10 PM   #6
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Default Re: best way to freeze crabs

Check my post on 10/6/06? Lots of good ideas.

"Cooked crab freezer life?"

I think it is best to cook, cool fast, drain well, wrap in saran wrap, freeze, then vac seal.

Makes grreat sea food pasta with alfredo sauce.

Lot of recipes on the internet under "crab recipes" that questionable quality will make you look die for.

Ever have "crab puffs"? Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Old 10-09-2006, 06:44 PM   #7
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I know it sounds like a joke, but FREEZE IN MILK. If you haven't tried it you'll be amazed. I've eaten year old Crab right out of the bag, when frozen in milk and it's . Freeze Crab meat in milk. Thaw slowly and don't rinse the crab, just let it drain. IT'S GREAT!!

THIS REALLY WORKS!!!

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Old 10-09-2006, 07:38 PM   #8
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OK, we'll try it!
What type of milk works best? The more cream the better?
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:54 PM   #9
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:07 AM   #10
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OK, we'll try it!
What type of milk works best? The more cream the better?
We use nonfat but I want to try 2% or whole on the next batch to see if there is a difference. Make sure you completely cover the crab. Thaw and then drain in a colander. Don't rinse!
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:13 PM   #11
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OK, we'll try it!
What type of milk works best? The more cream the better?
We use nonfat but I want to try 2% or whole on the next batch to see if there is a difference. Make sure you completely cover the crab. Thaw and then drain in a colander. Don't rinse!

We learned of this method a couple of years ago and found that the more cream the better...although we have not tried anything more than whole milk. The crab meat doesn't seem to take on any milk/cream flavor but it doesn't get chewy like it does when using less cream. Makes me wonder what half and half would do. :grin:
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