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Old 07-11-2005, 09:00 AM   #1
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CRAB: Question & ISO...

Hey all,

I just bought a 16oz. can of lump crabmeat (from costco = $9.00 ).

It says on the can "use immediately after opening". i luv crab (im from MD) but being a single guy...no way i can eat a pound i one sitting!!

what is the best way to store this crab meat after opening? can it be frozen? how long will it last in the fridge if i zip lock it? do any of you lovely ladies want to come watch the MLB homerun derby and eat this with me??

I am a HUGE fan of Legal Seafood's "cream of Crab Soup"...does anyone here have a recipie for it, or a similar one they would like to share??



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Old 07-11-2005, 09:19 AM   #2
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I'd try to use it in 2-3 days. You could make crab cakes and freeze the leftovers after cooking.

I didn't find a recipe for Legal's soup but you could search on google or buy their cookbook (check the link)


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Old 07-11-2005, 09:32 AM   #3
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You can freeze crabcakes but they're not quite as good the second time around, I'd have some friends over that like crab
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:12 AM   #4
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That crab'll only last a day or two inthe fridge.

If you freeze the carbmeat the texture suffers.
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:33 PM   #5
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Find a recipe for some crabcakes - make 4 big ones - make 2 meals out it - that's my suggestion. There are some crabcake recipes here and you can find a bunch on the net.

Or eat two crabcakes for one meal and if someone comes over make two crabcake sandwiches.

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Old 07-17-2005, 06:21 PM   #6
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Looks like you might hafto have some friend[s] over to help eat it.Make them bring the beer or wineOr take some and make a hot crab dip and freeze it before cooking it for another time.

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