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Reheating cooked crab

CrabGuy Dec 11, 2005 12:45 PM

For someone who's too wimpy to cook his own dungeness crab, what's the best way to reheat cold, cracked crab for serving without overcooking the meat? Maybe steaming gently? Quick dip in boiling water?

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    gudpal Dec 11, 2005 06:32 PM

    My method is to wrap the crab in a couple of paper towels, slip that into a large plastic bag (or wrap loosely in plastic wrap), spread it out a little so it's not too "thick" a parcel, then microwave on high for about 1-1/2 minutes. The crab is perfectly reheated without being further cooked, all is hot (if not, give it another 20-30 seconds) and oh, so tasty.

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    1. re: gudpal
      Dorothy Dec 11, 2005 07:59 PM

      Yep, you can go to the trouble of steaming it but the microwave works fine, it's faster, and there's less cleanup.

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      Robert Dec 11, 2005 03:46 PM

      I heat it in a bamboo steamer lined with with iceberg lettuce. Keep an eye on it and just get up to temp.

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        kiliki Dec 11, 2005 02:36 PM

        I steam for just a few minutes and it comes out fine.

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          Alan408 Dec 11, 2005 02:05 PM

          Reheating cooked dungeness is ok, just not as sweet.

          Adjust your recipe to just heast, vs cook.

          Try eating cold picked crab in a salad. Crab Louis ?.

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