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Cooking Guide: LUXPACK™ Snow Crab Leg Meat - PrimeFish Seafood Co.

Cooking Guide: LUXPACK™ Snow Crab Leg Meat

Note: Each package we sell contains 1lb of snow crab leg meat. A sizable serving size is 4oz.

Ingredients: Snow Crab and salt (contains crustacean).

Our Snow Crab Leg Meat is best served simply. Gently warming and serving in a delicate bath of melted butter or simply thawing and serving cold are the best ways to enjoy it. 

To ensure the highest quality and freshness, we cook and freeze our snow crab meat in a lightly salted brine. This traditional method not only enhances the natural flavors but also helps preserve the meat. Thawing our Snow Crab Meat according to our specific directions is the best way to ensure it has the perfect salt level.


  1. Place the packaged snow crab leg meat in a bowl or dish and refrigerate, allowing it to thaw slowly for 12-24 hours.
  2. For faster thawing, place the packaged snow crab meat in a large bowl and fill it with cold water, ensuring the package is fully submerged. Change the water every 15 minutes until the meat is thawed.

Draining Liquid:

  1. Once thawed, carefully cut the top off the package and discard the liquid by draining it into the sink. This liquid is the brine used to protect and preserve the quality of the meat.

Rinse and Dry:

  1. Briefly rinse the crab meat under cold running water for 30 seconds. Use a plate, bowl, or strainer deep enough to hold the meat.
  2. Drain any remaining liquid from the plate or bowl after rinsing.
  3. Using a paper towel, gently but firmly dry the meat to remove any excess water without damaging the crab meat.

Taste Test:

  1. The crab should be ready for warming or cold serving, but we recommend tasting it to ensure the salt level is to your liking.
  2. If the crab is too salty, proceed to the next step.

Optional Soak:

  1. Soak the crab meat in cold water for 2-5 minutes:
    • For less than a pound, soak for 2 minutes.
    • For one pound, soak for 3 minutes.
    • For more than a pound, soak for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Drain or remove the crab meat from the water and pat it dry thoroughly with a paper towel.

Storage and Consumption:

  1. Keep the thawed crab meat refrigerated at 40°F (4°C) and consume it within 2-3 days for the best quality.

Cooking Methods:

Make sure the above thawing and rinsing instructiosn are followed before warming or serving the crab meat.


Warming Instructions:

  1. In a pan, heat 2-4 tablespoons of our Chesapeake Bay Butter or butter of your choice over medium heat.
  2. Once the butter is melted, bring the heat to low.
  3. Add 1lb of thawed and rinsed snow crab leg meat, ensuring it's evenly spaced in the butter. Gently warm the crab through making sure not to over cook it as it will become tough.
  4. Serve the crab directly from the pan or transfer to a serving dish.
  5. Accompany with cocktail sauce or clarified butter for dipping. Adding chopped chives to your butter is also a great addition.
  6. Note: You can double the amount of butter to cook additional crab

    Nutrition Facts Servings: 1, Serv. size: 100g. Amount per serving: Calories 80Total Fat 1.5g (2% DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 165mg (56% DV), Sodium 560mg (24% DV), Total Carb. 1g (0% DV), Fiber 1g (0% DV), Total Sugars 0g, Protein 16g, Vit. D 6.95mcg (70% DV), Calcium 73.17mg (10% DV), Iron 0.06mg (0% DV), Potas. 140mg (3% DV).

    Ingredients: Snow Crab and salt (contains crustacean).

    Snow crab is low in calories and saturated fat while also providing high-quality protein. It’s rich in essential vitamins like B12 and minerals such as zinc and selenium, which support immune function and overall health. Snow crab also contains modest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, to help support heart health.

    Enjoy your deliciously prepared snow crab leg meat!

    Please review our Seafood Safety Guidelines 

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