Whole Dungeness Crab | SeaBear Smokehouse
Whole Dungeness Crab | SeaBear Smokehouse
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Whole Dungeness Crab | SeaBear Smokehouse Thumbnail

Storing

You can store our fully cooked Dungeness crab in the freezer for up to 6 months. Once thawed, they can be kept up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

 

Preparing

You can simply thaw your crab and serve chilled. If you prefer to warm your crab, there are a variety of ways to reheat it. Steaming, boiling and baking (we recommend 275F) are among the most common. Usually, under these methods, crab takes only 4 minutes to warm. Be careful not to overcook your crab, as it will reduce the texture and taste.

 

Cracking Crab

The trick is to strike or snap the shell just hard enough to crack it, but not so hard that you crush the meat. You can use shellfish crackers, a wooden mallet, or your hands. Note: Place larger claws on their sides before striking. Relax and have fun -- with just a little practice, you'll be an expert. Once the crab is cracked, all you have to do is twist and eat. Use the sharp, pointy crab "toes" to help pick tasty morsels out of the shells. Serve with melted butter or toss with your favorite sauce. Crab prepared in this way is also ready to use in your favorite seafood recipes.

 

Serving & Eating Dungeness Crab, Northwest Style

Eating crab should be fun and informal. Cover the table with butcher paper or layers of newspaper and have plenty of paper napkins on hand. Finger bowls filled with hot tea and lemon slices will clean sticky fingers admirably (the tannin from the tea and acid from the lemon will slice right through the fat in the crab). Hot towels for wiping fingers are also a welcome addition. Tie on a bib, roll up your sleeves and enjoy.

Whole Dungeness Crab Feast

$95

SKU: WHOLECRAB

Quantity

SPECIAL EVENT—ONLY 200 AVAILABLE!

For crab lovers, this is pure indulgence: unforgettably sweet and succulent fully cooked Northwest Dungeness whole crab paired with our favorite local garlic butter for dipping. 

Each order includes:

  • Two Fully Cooked Dungeness Whole Crabs (approx. 1.75 lbs each)
  • One 3 oz Tub of Golden Glen Creamery Garlic & Sea Salt Butter for dipping

SeaBear Crab - not the kind you'll find in grocery stores, or even fine fish markets. Fully Cooked, Simply Thaw, Clean and Serve.

Named for Dungeness, a small fishing village on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Dungeness crab is unique to the Pacific Northwest -- its range extends from Monterey Bay in California, north to Alaska. These well-armored, fierce-looking sea creatures have been harvested by daring Northwesterners since the early 1800s. At first, crude homemade crab pots were used, but as more and more people discovered this tasty crustacean, larger and more substantial crab pots were constructed and larger vessels were employed to catch them -- establishing the first commercial fishery of Dungeness, Washington.

  • Ships on Ice

  • Thaw & Serve

Storing

You can store our fully cooked Dungeness crab in the freezer for up to 6 months. Once thawed, they can be kept up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

 

Preparing

You can simply thaw your crab and serve chilled. If you prefer to warm your crab, there are a variety of ways to reheat it. Steaming, boiling and baking (we recommend 275F) are among the most common. Usually, under these methods, crab takes only 4 minutes to warm. Be careful not to overcook your crab, as it will reduce the texture and taste.

 

Cracking Crab

The trick is to strike or snap the shell just hard enough to crack it, but not so hard that you crush the meat. You can use shellfish crackers, a wooden mallet, or your hands. Note: Place larger claws on their sides before striking. Relax and have fun -- with just a little practice, you'll be an expert. Once the crab is cracked, all you have to do is twist and eat. Use the sharp, pointy crab "toes" to help pick tasty morsels out of the shells. Serve with melted butter or toss with your favorite sauce. Crab prepared in this way is also ready to use in your favorite seafood recipes.

 

Serving & Eating Dungeness Crab, Northwest Style

Eating crab should be fun and informal. Cover the table with butcher paper or layers of newspaper and have plenty of paper napkins on hand. Finger bowls filled with hot tea and lemon slices will clean sticky fingers admirably (the tannin from the tea and acid from the lemon will slice right through the fat in the crab). Hot towels for wiping fingers are also a welcome addition. Tie on a bib, roll up your sleeves and enjoy.

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Since 1957, we’ve taken great pride in sharing with you the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. If for any reason you are not absolutely thrilled with our products and service, we will immediately replace your order, refund your money, or do whatever it takes to make it right. That is our promise.

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