Live Dungeness Crab


Cancer magister


  • Live, males only, fished coast wide
  • All are under 2 lbs., most average about 1.5 lb each
  • For larger crabs over 2 lbs., use item # 1023917

Handling & Storage

  • Live product
  • Must be inspected and received upon arrival, otherwise no mortality claims will be considered
  • Keep in live tank if possible, otherwise keep live in cooler (at your risk!) in original container
  • Crab can be cooked and chilled, if it is to be consumed within 3 days after cooking

Seasonal Availability

Late June/early July offers best prices and availability

Flavour/Texture Profile

  • Mild to moderate flavour
  • Medium texture

Cooking Tips

  • For crabs up to 2.5 lbs. plunge crab into boiling water for 18 to 22 minutes, then chill rapidly or serve hot
  • When storing whole cooked crabs, place on back to retain juices
  • Longer shelf life is achieved if cooked crabs are eviscerated before refrigerating
  • Recipe: Oven-Roasted Dungeness Crab

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