Dungeness crabs are an iconic symbol of the western coastline and a staple of Puget Sound cuisine. They are renowned for their sweet, mild taste, and tender body meat. They are also known by their scientific name, Metacarcinus magister, which means “master crab.” They are harvested using sustainable methods using low-bycatch pots. They are often processed on the same day they are caught.
To eat Dungeness crab, you can boil it whole or steam it. To steam it, place the crab in salted water for about 15 minutes. Then, place the crab in a steaming basket and steam for about 7 to 8 minutes per pound. You can then use the cooked meat to make stews, bisques, and crab cakes. It can also be used in pasta dishes or baked crab preparations.Continue reading “Dungeness Crab”