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Cooking Mud Crab
Posted 09 March 2008 - 11:45 AM
Thanks in advance
Posted 09 March 2008 - 11:51 AM
How long would you suggest cooking a 1.1kg mud crab for?, also should it be taken out of the water immediately & plunged into cold water or left to cool gradually?
Thanks in advance
I have never cooked a muddie but the NT Fisheries have the following method on their website.
Hope this helps,
Cooking Mud Crabs
Mud crabs are often boiled whole and they should be killed beforehand by chilling or piercing their central underside. Steaming them is also a popular cooking method and they should be cleaned and have their claws cracked beforehand to allow steam to penetrate and make them easier to eat. Crabs that are to be boiled should not have their claws cracked as this allows water to be absorbed into the flesh.
Whether steamed or boiled, mud crabs should be placed in a cooking pot once the water is boiling. This will usually stop the water boiling for a few minutes. Once the water is brought back to boiling point, mud crabs should be cooked for ten to twelve minutes then allowed to cool before being eaten.
Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:29 PM
Comes out great
Mind you I like beer more than crab so it is a hard ask to throw beer at a pot rather than a glass.LOL
Edited by davemmm, 09 March 2008 - 06:30 PM.
Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:18 AM
It was a bit overcooked and slightly mushy but still tasted great.
I'll keep a better eye on the timer next time!
Posted 10 March 2008 - 03:33 PM
a popular dish from chinese restaurants is using 5 spice. but gotta dad to know how to make it. i like it but i tend not to get crabs that has a deep frying process because resataurants could give you dead crab and you wouldn't know it.
Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:05 PM
Or dead cat if you looked drunk enough .
.....resataurants could give you dead crab and you wouldn't know it.
Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:12 PM