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. Each order comes with 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.