Can I make anything from one Dungeness crab carcass?
- rworange Dec 16, 2008 01:10 PM
I bought a crab a little over a week ago and after picking out the meat threw the carcass in the freezer. It was two pounds and I have limited patience digging crab meat out of the shell, so there's some meat left. Is there anything I can do with it?
Place your carcass in a medium hot oven (250F), leave door open, let completely dry, will take about 6 - 8 hours.
Crush as fine as possible using a mallet.
Place crushed shells in casserole with one pound butter and water to cover, simmer for an hour, strain through sieve twice and once more through a cheesecloth, discard shells, refrigerate all liquid, butter will float to top and harden. Remove butter discard water. This butter now is Crab Butter and can be used for a roux makeing Crab Soup