The easiest and most versatile way to prepare green crabs is to simmer them into a stock that can be used as a base for soups, bisques, noodle dishes, risotto, or frozen in ice cube trays to add depth of flavor to pasta sauces, sautés and more.
To make a basic stock, rinse the frozen crabs in water to remove any residual sand and add them whole to a stock pot with water and aromatics like onion, garlic, fennel and celery. Simmer for as little as 45 minutes or up to four hours.
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SAFE HANDLING — Keep frozen until ready to use. Remove from packaging and defrost in the refrigerator 8-10 hours before use. Do not defrost at room temperature. Once defrosted, do not refreeze and use within 3 days.