Crab

Crab
Eat fresh crab the day you buy it.  Unopened canned crab can be stored for up to a year in a dry, cool place. Once opened, it will keep for up to two days if you wrap it well and refrigerate it.
blue crab
blue crab
These are found on the Atlantic coast. They're small, but otherwise similar to Dungeness crabs. When they molt, they're called soft-shelled crabs, a wonderful delicacy that can be eaten shell and all
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crab
crab
Eat fresh crab the day you buy it. Unopened canned crab can be stored for up to a year in a dry, cool place. Once opened, it will keep for up to two days if you wrap it well and refrigerate it.
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Dungeness crab
Dungeness crab
Found on the Pacific coast, the Dungeness is a large crab highly prized for its sweet meat.
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Jonah crab
Jonah crab
These are found in the coastal waters of New England.
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king crab
king crab
These have long, spindly legs and are found off the coast of Alaska and Japan.
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peekytoe crabs
peekytoe crabs
These small, highly prized crabs resemble Dungeness crabs, only they're much smaller. It's hard to find whole crabs, but many seafood shops in New England sell peekytoe crab meat.
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snow crab
snow crab
This is an East Coast version of the king crab.
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stone crab
stone crab
This is found on the East Coast, especially in Florida. Just the claws are harvested. Substitutes: claws of blue crabs
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surimi
surimi
Imitation crab meat. It is normally made from processed fish meat.
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