crabs-601574_1920We’ve never met someone who has tried crab at a restaurant and not fallen in love. We’re here to reveal a little secret: it’s even better at home! Head over to Lombardi’s Seafood Market and get yourself some of the highest quality seafood in Orlando and prepare some crab tonight. Let’s look at four delicious methods to cooking crab at home.

Boil It

Boiling your crab is one of the simplest and easiest ways to prepare a salivating meal. Fill a large pot with water and add plenty of salt, enough so that you can actually taste the saltiness. You can choose to add extra flavor by incorporating beer or white wine, as well as any other herbs or spices you feel are appropriate, bringing the water to a boil. After adding the crab, the water will begin to boil once again and the crab will start floating. After about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of your crab, remove them carefully with some tongs and allow them to cool to a reasonable handling temperature.

Steam It

If you want to make sure no water gets inside your crab, steaming it is the way to go. This method preserves the natural crab juices and taste. Fill your pot with about an inch of saltwater and bring it to a boil. Place your crab in the steam basket or on the rack, and allow them to cook anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, according to size. Then, enjoy!

Grill It

Grilling provides a nuanced taste but requires a touch more effort. You’ll have to clean the crab before placing it on the grill. Once cleaned, brush melted butter on them and cook them over a heated grill for about 10 minutes. Ensure the crab has browned slightly and that you’ve flipped it at least once for even cooking. Serve them hot or warm.

Roast It

Similar to grilling, a roasted crab must be cleaned prior to cooking. It is preferable to boil or steam the crab first, then clean them, then place them in the oven. Add melted butter, herbs, garlic, or other favorite spices to the pot and cook the crab for 10 minutes at 500 degrees Fahrenheit until they brown.

It’s that easy to incorporate fresh crab into any meal. Make your way over to our location on West Fairbanks Avenue and pick some up today. Check out the rest of our blog for more seafood cooking tips from Lombardi’s Seafood Market, your number one source of seafood in Orlando.