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    Manda Ruby Guest

    Default How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    I just bought some cooked dungeness crab. How do I warm/heat them?

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    Manda Ruby <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I just bought some cooked dungeness crab. How do I warm/heat them?


    Is this crabmeat, or is it still in the shell?

    If it is still in the shell, remove the meat from the shell
    before using it in any recipe that involves heating.

    (If you need instructions on how to do this most simply
    I can dig those up.)

    Once you have cooked crabmeat, assuming you don't want to
    eat it chilled (which is, in my opinion best), heat it
    for as little time as possible. You do not want to cook
    crabcakes, crab Newburg, etc. for more than just a few minutes.

    Steve

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:21:21 -0800 (PST), Manda Ruby wrote:

    > I just bought some cooked dungeness crab. How do I warm/heat them?


    I just let them come to room temp, wrapped. Drinking any 'juice'
    (broth) that collects in the bottom of the paper.

    -sw

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    Duwop Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Dec 15, 6:27*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:

    > Once you have cooked crabmeat, assuming you don't want to
    > eat it chilled (which is, in my opinion best),


    Exactly, and they've been big, firm and sweet so far this year. Eat it
    slightly chilled, the meat has a better texture and fuller flavor
    IMO.

    Have never warmed crabmeat up by itself for any reason. Served in a
    warm dip once, which was pretty awesome, but not by itself.



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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    In article <hg9giq$nnm$[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Steve Pope) wrote:

    > Manda Ruby <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I just bought some cooked dungeness crab. How do I warm/heat them?

    >
    > Is this crabmeat, or is it still in the shell?
    >
    > If it is still in the shell, remove the meat from the shell
    > before using it in any recipe that involves heating.
    >
    > (If you need instructions on how to do this most simply
    > I can dig those up.)
    >
    > Once you have cooked crabmeat, assuming you don't want to
    > eat it chilled (which is, in my opinion best), heat it
    > for as little time as possible. You do not want to cook
    > crabcakes, crab Newburg, etc. for more than just a few minutes.
    >
    > Steve


    Cooked crustacean meat gets tossed into the finished dish at the very
    END of the recipe so it gets just warmed and not overcooked.

    I love crab by itself for the most part. Put it into heated butter and
    served on crusty Italian bread. ;-d

    I made an asparagus soup recently (pics to follow eventually) and added
    crab meat at the very end. It was superb. ;-d
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    sf Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:27:38 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    (Steve Pope) wrote:

    >Manda Ruby <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I just bought some cooked dungeness crab. How do I warm/heat them?

    >
    >Is this crabmeat, or is it still in the shell?
    >
    >If it is still in the shell, remove the meat from the shell
    >before using it in any recipe that involves heating.
    >
    >(If you need instructions on how to do this most simply
    >I can dig those up.)
    >
    >Once you have cooked crabmeat, assuming you don't want to
    >eat it chilled (which is, in my opinion best), heat it
    >for as little time as possible. You do not want to cook
    >crabcakes, crab Newburg, etc. for more than just a few minutes.
    >

    Only the great unwashed would reheat dungeness. Even freshly cooked
    (in your house) dungeness crab is at room temperature when it's eaten.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:52:13 -0800 (PST), Duwop <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Dec 15, 6:27*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    >
    >> Once you have cooked crabmeat, assuming you don't want to
    >> eat it chilled (which is, in my opinion best),

    >
    >Exactly, and they've been big, firm and sweet so far this year. Eat it
    >slightly chilled, the meat has a better texture and fuller flavor
    >IMO.
    >
    >Have never warmed crabmeat up by itself for any reason. Served in a
    >warm dip once, which was pretty awesome, but not by itself.
    >

    Oh, stop yer killing me. What's a good price for dungeness now? I
    have to look for some. My problem is if I have to pay $2 or more,
    it's not a deal and I'm always looking for deals.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:27:38 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]


    >>Once you have cooked crabmeat, assuming you don't want to
    >>eat it chilled (which is, in my opinion best), heat it
    >>for as little time as possible. You do not want to cook
    >>crabcakes, crab Newburg, etc. for more than just a few minutes.


    >Only the great unwashed would reheat dungeness. Even freshly cooked
    >(in your house) dungeness crab is at room temperature when it's eaten.


    I fundamentally agree. There's a certain decadence to a good
    crab Newburg, but I'd have to have a lot of Dungeness crab,
    and be real tired of crab cocktails and crab sandwiches, before
    I'd heat some up in a Newburg dish and not think it was at
    least somewhat of a waste.

    But if you want to do it: sautee cubes of sourdough bread in
    olive oil, salt them, place into a ovenproof serving dish.
    Top with still-warm cooked crabmeat, mixed with _une petite_
    amount of fresh-made mayonaisse. Top with cheddar cheese
    or cheese sauce, sprinkle with paprika, place in a hot oven
    for about 90 seconds and serve.

    Steve

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    Duwop Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Dec 15, 7:55*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:52:13 -0800 (PST), Duwop <tut...@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >On Dec 15, 6:27*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:

    >
    > >> Once you have cooked crabmeat, assuming you don't want to
    > >> eat it chilled (which is, in my opinion best),

    >
    > >Exactly, and they've been big, firm and sweet so far this year. Eat it
    > >slightly chilled, the meat has a better texture and fuller flavor
    > >IMO.

    >
    > >Have never warmed crabmeat up by itself for any reason. Served in a
    > >warm dip once, which was pretty awesome, but not by itself.

    >
    > Oh, stop yer killing me. *What's a good price for dungeness now? *I
    > have to look for some. *My problem is if I have to pay $2 or more,
    > it's not a deal and I'm always looking for deals.



    You'd need a time machine for $2/lb crab, with diesel costs as high as
    they are you're looking at $5/lb, live or cooked. Been pretty steady
    the last few years. Have priced HMBay docks, asian markets, etc.
    they're all within $1 of each other.

    My in-laws up in Arcata/Eureka (lots of local crab fishermen) are
    paying the same as we are here in the SFBA.




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    Manda Ruby Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Dec 15, 6:27*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    > Manda Ruby *<manda.r...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I just bought some cooked dungeness crab. How do I warm/heat them?

    >
    > Is this crabmeat, or is it still in the shell?
    >
    > If it is still in the shell, remove the meat from the shell
    > before using it in any recipe that involves heating.
    >
    > (If you need instructions on how to do this most simply
    > I can dig those up.)
    >
    > Once you have cooked crabmeat, assuming you don't want to
    > eat it chilled (which is, in my opinion best), heat it
    > for as little time as possible. *You do not want to cook
    > crabcakes, crab Newburg, etc. for more than just a few minutes.
    >
    > Steve


    I thought it'd taste better hot. Aside at the restaurants, I have
    only had once at home. Even then, it was bought at the store that did
    the steaming. My sister and her husband brought it home and the three
    of us - I was living with them for about 10 months a long time ago -
    ate it right away.

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    Manda Ruby Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Dec 15, 7:55*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:52:13 -0800 (PST), Duwop <tut...@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >On Dec 15, 6:27*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:

    >
    > >> Once you have cooked crabmeat, assuming you don't want to
    > >> eat it chilled (which is, in my opinion best),

    >
    > >Exactly, and they've been big, firm and sweet so far this year. Eat it
    > >slightly chilled, the meat has a better texture and fuller flavor
    > >IMO.

    >
    > >Have never warmed crabmeat up by itself for any reason. Served in a
    > >warm dip once, which was pretty awesome, but not by itself.

    >
    > Oh, stop yer killing me. *What's a good price for dungeness now? *I
    > have to look for some. *My problem is if I have to pay $2 or more,
    > it's not a deal and I'm always looking for deals.


    Here in CA, $2.99 per lb is a *deal*.


    >
    > --
    > I love cooking with wine.
    > Sometimes I even put it in the food.



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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 04:03:14 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    (Steve Pope) wrote:


    >I fundamentally agree. There's a certain decadence to a good
    >crab Newburg, but I'd have to have a lot of Dungeness crab,
    >and be real tired of crab cocktails and crab sandwiches, before
    >I'd heat some up in a Newburg dish and not think it was at
    >least somewhat of a waste.


    James Beard, who really knew his Dungeness, has some great recipes for
    crab... There are several in his autobiographical book, Delights and
    Prejudices. From what I have read, it was not a waste to use the crab
    in these recipes.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    pavane Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?


    "Manda Ruby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    |I just bought some cooked dungeness crab. How do I warm/heat them?

    If you really want to heat it, may I suggest either of these
    Crab Norfolk recipes, or search for your own: the Crab
    Norfolk does the least harm and tastes awfully good with
    a bit of good bread:
    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1845...252203,00.html
    or
    http://www.recipezaar.com/crab-norfolk-357966

    pavane



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    Manda Ruby Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Dec 15, 6:27*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    > Manda Ruby *<manda.r...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I just bought some cooked dungeness crab. How do I warm/heat them?

    >
    > Is this crabmeat, or is it still in the shell?


    In the shell. I was going to eat it just like that. Am too tired to do
    anything with.
    >
    > If it is still in the shell, remove the meat from the shell
    > before using it in any recipe that involves heating.
    >
    > (If you need instructions on how to do this most simply
    > I can dig those up.)


    Yes, I do. Otherise, I'll end up using a hmmer.


    >
    > Once you have cooked crabmeat, assuming you don't want to
    > eat it chilled (which is, in my opinion best), heat it
    > for as little time as possible. *You do not want to cook
    > crabcakes, crab Newburg, etc. for more than just a few minutes.
    >
    > Steve



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    sf Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:09:37 -0800 (PST), Duwop <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >You'd need a time machine for $2/lb crab, with diesel costs as high as
    >they are you're looking at $5/lb, live or cooked. Been pretty steady
    >the last few years. Have priced HMBay docks, asian markets, etc.
    >they're all within $1 of each other.
    >
    >My in-laws up in Arcata/Eureka (lots of local crab fishermen) are
    >paying the same as we are here in the SFBA.


    That's the reason I haven't been eating crab lately. The effort
    isn't worth the cost.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 04:03:14 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]


    >>I fundamentally agree. There's a certain decadence to a good
    >>crab Newburg, but I'd have to have a lot of Dungeness crab,
    >>and be real tired of crab cocktails and crab sandwiches, before
    >>I'd heat some up in a Newburg dish and not think it was at
    >>least somewhat of a waste.


    >James Beard, who really knew his Dungeness, has some great recipes for
    >crab... There are several in his autobiographical book, Delights and
    >Prejudices. From what I have read, it was not a waste to use the crab
    >in these recipes.


    For sure. Although, he perhaps dated from the time when
    the crab you didn't eat was fed to the farm animals, there
    was so much of it...


    S.

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > That's the reason I haven't been eating crab lately. The effort
    >isn't worth the cost.


    Hie ye to Hudson Fish, at one of the farmer's markets. For
    a measly $12.50, you can buy 8 oz. of cooked cleaned very fresh
    crabmeat, which makes two *very* generous crab cocktails.
    When you think about it, it isn't that much of a splurge.

    Steve

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    Manda Ruby <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Dec 15, 6:27*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:


    [cleaning a crab]

    >> (If you need instructions on how to do this most simply
    >> I can dig those up.)


    >Yes, I do. Otherise, I'll end up using a hammer.


    Rinse off the cooked crab. Twist and pull off each claw.
    With the tip of the knife, remove/discard the small triangular plate
    from the body, and pull off and discard the entire back shell
    (the carapace). Remove/discard any gills, spongey parts, bladders,
    and small paddles. Rinse and/or pull the guts out of the
    crab and discard.

    You now have pieces -- claws and body -- that can be rinsed
    again, cracked, their meat pulled out and eaten.

    Steve

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    Manda Ruby Guest

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    On Dec 15, 10:09*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    > Manda Ruby *<manda.r...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >On Dec 15, 6:27*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:

    >
    > [cleaning a crab]
    >
    > >> (If you need instructions on how to do this most simply
    > >> I can dig those up.)

    > >Yes, I do. Otherise, I'll end up using a hammer.

    >
    > Rinse off the cooked crab. *Twist and pull off each claw.
    > With the tip of the knife, remove/discard the small triangular plate
    > from the body, and pull off and discard the entire back shell
    > (the carapace). *Remove/discard any gills, spongey parts, bladders,
    > and small paddles. *Rinse and/or pull the guts out of the
    > crab and discard.
    >
    > You now have pieces -- claws and body -- that can be rinsed
    > again, cracked, their meat pulled out and eaten.
    >
    > Steve



    Thanks.


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: How do I warm cooked dungeness crab?

    On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 05:37:52 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    (Steve Pope) wrote:

    >sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> That's the reason I haven't been eating crab lately. The effort
    >>isn't worth the cost.

    >
    >Hie ye to Hudson Fish, at one of the farmer's markets. For
    >a measly $12.50, you can buy 8 oz. of cooked cleaned very fresh
    >crabmeat, which makes two *very* generous crab cocktails.
    >When you think about it, it isn't that much of a splurge.
    >

    You're right, I should. A $20+ per pound for picked and cleaned crab
    price keeps my hand firmly on my wallet, but I should let it go.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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