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Aug 21, 2006 05:36 PM

leftover steamed whole crabs

What can I do with them? Can I throw 'em in a pot of boiling water and make 'em into soup? I know I could try to get the meat out of each of them, one at a time, by hand... but I am looking for some other options.

Anyone? Thoughts / recipes?

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  1. I actually don't mind picking and eating them cold.

    Back when I used to have a microwave, I sometimes would reheat them in it. You have to be really careful not to overdo it, though, or they'll dry out.

    1. Pick them and put them in an omelette.

      1. The only way to get the meat out is to pick them!

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        1. re: hon

          Hi, maybe I sounded dumb when I wrote that post. But to be clear, YES I am aware of how to eat steamed crabs! What I am asking is, is there anything ELSE I can do with them? Like, I ate steamed crabs... then I ate cold leftover steamed crabs... now I want to know if, like with leftover chicken bones, I can make a soup stock or anything like that. Because I am a little sick of eating 'em by hand at this point (blasphemy, I know...)

        2. Hi Eric,
          I have the perfect solution as to how to use your leftover steamded crabs! Mail them to me!!!! I grew up in Baltimore and now live in Southern California and I desperately miss steamed Maryland bluecrabs!! I will be glad to take any leftovers off of anyones hands!

          My other suggestion (if you aren't up to mailing them to me) would be to make Maryland Crabsoup. You would still have to pick some of the crab but you can put the claws in whole!

          1. I am making pasta sauce with mine as we speak -- onions, white wine, tomatos, left over steamed crabs (with the gills and guts removed).