Dungeness crabs from the Salish Sea are the most sought after dungeness crabs. These crabs have moist, naturally extra sweet meat, making them prized in the crab world. As a helpful point of reference, some say Dungeness crab meat tastes like that of a Maine lobster, but more tender. And, like lobster, these crustaceans travel well, making it easy to order Dungeness crab online.
The Dungeness crabs from Lummi Island Wild are pre-cooked and flash frozen, nearly eliminating the need for any additional preparation. Choose from one, three, or five crabs, averaging 1.5 – 2 lb each. For best results, we recommend thawing your crabs in the refrigerator, then placing them in a pot of unsalted boiling water for 4 minutes.
Dungeness Crab Recipe Tips
Crabs are an incredibly versatile type of seafood. These pre-cooked crustaceans are great in crab cocktails, crab cakes, pastries, stuffed pastas, crab eggs benedict — you get the idea. Plus, because the crustaceans are already cooked, there are few opportunities to make mistakes. The meat is delicious both on its own or cooked into a recipe, so when you order. Dungeness crab online you have an easy path to the freshest seafood meal.
Crab cakes are an easy and traditional preparation, and if you’re new to Dungeness crab, we suggest starting here. Our crab cake recipe philosophy is simple: don’t ruin the delicate meat with unnecessary fillers. Pictured above, you’ll find a family recipe card from my Aunt Gin. Her recipe dates back around 40 years. It’s a classic crab cake recipe without no fillers – just seasoning, sauces, herbs, and an egg. As you can see in the picture, these are “The Best” crab cakes you’ll ever make.
Handling Instructions – Whole Cooked Dungeness Crab
When you order Dungeness crab online from Lummi Island Wild, they will ship frozen directly from the source. Because they are pre-cooked, home chefs won’t have much trouble preparing the crabs. Simply thaw them on the counter or in the refrigerator, then boil for around 4 minutes. If you are ordering Dungeness crab online in advance of a special occasion, they will remain safe in the freezer for up to four months.
Heather (verified owner) –
The Dungeness crab were excellent. We ordered five and they arrived on time and still frozen. It was a wonderful New Year treat!
Teri Behrens (verified owner) –
These are amazing. We steam the frozen crabs with Old Bay for 25 minutes and they turn out perfect. Worth every penny.
Linda Schanus (verified owner) –
The Dungeness crab was delicious. I will order it again.
Kay J (verified owner) –
We decided to splurge for our 2020 pandemic Holidays at home, and we’re really glad we did! We ordered the five pack, intending to eat them over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. We tried and failed to eat a whole one each on Thanksgiving, extending our feast into a second day! We will order again for special occasions. The only suggestion I have – a printed guide for cleaning them would be awesome to include with the cooking instructions, for people who have not done it before. It’s really easy, but I didn’t know where to start without looking it up first.
Lou Pignolet (verified owner) –
We ordered 5 Dungeness crabs which arrived exactly on schedule and totally frozen with lots of dry ice remaining, and we live in Minnesota. We have thawed and boiled for 4 minutes in plain water (no salt added), cooled them some, removed the main shell, rinsed out the “guts”, and ate them slowly, piece by piece. These were wonderful, almost as good as starting with live crabs.
dan (verified owner) –
waaaay too salty even after soaking. Couldn’t even finish the crab. The salmon was good though.
Thanks for giving us your feedback – well be reaching out to follow up with you.
Carolyn Davis (verified owner) –
Both the Dungeness crab and the smoked salmon were delicious! The crab tasted fresh, and I particularly liked the smoking of the salmon. Perfect! Glad we still have some in the freezer for another few meals. Thank you for quality products.
Susan Walsh (verified owner) –
The Dungies were delicious. Tasted like we pulled them right out of Puget Sound today!