Live Backing Dungeness Crab video
Video DescriptionSeveral viewers may not be aware that live crabs are typically cooked by placing them in boiling water and have demanded that we kill the crab prior to placing into boiling water. One viewer even suggested that we stab the crab in the skull, which would cause death in 1.5 seconds... The Live Backing technique is much much faster. As for cooking crab prepared in this matter, it is placed in boiling water like any typical crab boil, but cooking times are reduced by approximately 5 mins. Seasonings are also added to the water because the body meat of the crab is exposed. This technique is usually used towards the end of crab season, to enhance the flavor of late season crab.
Live Backing Dungeness Crab