How do Dungeness

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by blacklab, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    freeze?
    A buddy is going and was wondering how well they freeze after cooking. Most likely they will be vacuumed sealed. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Only way I ever get 'em here in MI...solid as a rock.
     
  3. cheyman

    cheyman Fire Starter

    I think as long as their vacumed sealled they should be okay frozen. It's the thawing process that can screw them up. Make sure to thaw in very icy water & you should be fine. I've try never to freeze my crustaceans unless absolutley necessary. Of course I work in South Boston,so I only get sea food if I'm making it that day (or weekend).
     
  4. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info guys [​IMG] . I never froze crab always ate it fresh or within a couple days. I'll relay your thoughts. Thanks again
     
  5. I thought all crab had to be kept alive, or cooked from a live state to save the meat? Otherwise they would release a poison that would ruin the meat. Only way I have ever had crab was frozen precooked. Of course I am from michigan and we don't have a lot of oceans near by lol. That being said I wouldn't hesitate to freeze it after you cook it.
     
  6. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    crab is brown alive. when you buy those frozen one in the store that are redish pink. they are cooked and froze. but i cant tell you how the process should be done though.
     
  7. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    black lab

    the crab will freeze great for 3 months after that it starts to get a off flavor vacume sealing is a great way to freeze your crab you should try smoking some of the crab meat i did mine at 225 for 30 min in a heavy smoke it turned out great good luck i have trouble keeping crab around the house for a week let alone 3 months
     
  8. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Everything i get here in Okla, is precooked and frozen....keeps well i dont know how long cause we thaw and eat,,,,lol
     
  9. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Dude, that was FRESH crab not pre cooked, YES?
     

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