Snow crab is a spider crab commonly found in cold waters in northern Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Snow crabs make delicious a meal. Since fishing for them in cold waters requires strong and skilled fishermen able to do the impossible, eating them is considered to be a luxury most people cannot afford.
Eating snow crab legs can be sometimes very tricky, but with a little bit of practice, it will be as easy as eating any other meal on your menu. Also, snow crabs are much easier to crack open than other kinds of crabs. The only utensil you need to eat crab legs is a nutcracker or any other similar cracker.
Cooking snow crab legs
First you have to cook crab legs. For this purpose, get a pot which is large enough for the amount of crab legs, pour approximately 5 cm of water in it and boil it. Add sea salt for flavor. If you don’t have this kind of salt, regular salt will do too. When the water is boiling, add the crab legs and cover the pot with a lid. Steam the crab legs for about 10 to 15 minutes. Once they are done, take the legs out of the pot and let them cool.
Eating snow crab legs
When the snow crab legs are cool enough to touch, use the cracker to crack open the claw part of the leg. Then snap it open with your hands. You don’t have to use the cracker for thinner crab legs, just break them open with your hands. Unlike other types of crab, snow crab meat inside the legs usually comes in one whole piece.
Snow crab legs can be served with rice or other side dishes. They can also be served steamed, along with some dip or sauce. Whichever way you chose, snow crab legs will always fully satisfy your taste buds.