How do you cook whole frozen crab?

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How to Cook Whole, Frozen Crab
  • Run 2 to 3 inches of water into the bottom of a large pot. Bring it to a boil, and fit it with a steamer insert. ...
  • Arrange the whole crabs loosely in your steamer, leaving plenty of room for the steam to circulate. ...
  • Cover the pot. ...
  • Remove your steamer from the heat and remove the lid, taking care to avoid the steam.
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