Usage: The joys of consuming a fresh catch of seafood are almost unmatched. Depending on the type of protein and the many, diverse ways of preparing them, a simple marine meal can be transformed into a restaurant-quality, fine dining meal. This magnificent hard-shell crab is not one to shy away from a challenge and will take on any form of prepping and cooking in a way that will suit every taste bud irrespective of age. Whether you prefer traditional forms of cooking crustaceans such as steaming or opt for unconventional methods such as poaching or grilling, the KJC Crabby Crabs are sure to awaken your senses. Here are some common ways in which the fresh crabs can be prepared:
Steaming: Fill about 4 inches or 66 ml of water on a large pot and bring to a boil. Gently place a steaming rack over the water and ensure that the rack does not touch the water's surface. Place small portions of the fresh crab or the whole crab onto the steaming rack and close the lid over the pot to allow the crab to steam slowly. To ensure even cooking, place the legs knuckle-side down, where the heat content is higher. Allow to steam for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 110 to 140°F or 43 °C to 60°C. To further enhance the flavour of the garden fresh crawfish, several slices of ginger or even spices such as cardamom may be added to the boiling water.
Stir-frying: To take on a more Asian take on the fresh crabs, stir-frying would be the most ideal method as it is also one of the most versatile forms of cooking both meat and vegetable-based ingredients. A simple stir-fry made with soy sauce, some vinegar, and chili oil is all it takes to elevate this proud marine shellfish to the next level of fine dining.
Storage: To ensure the optimal taste and texture of the fresh crab meat, please carefully store the crabs in a secure ice-box, and place them inside the freezer compartment until cooking time. Remain vigilant to keep the fresh crabs under constant refrigeration at 3.33°C or 38°F to reduce the chance of spoiling.
Certifications: To ensure the best consummatory experience for our patrons from all walks of life, we use intricate preparation methods and detailed safety measures that cater to all regulated standards of processed and frozen foods.
The KJC Enterprise’s fresh crabs are frozen and packed into safe ice boxes as soon as they are caught to preserve the freshness of the meat without forgoing the delicate taste and texture of the sweet, succulent crab meat that we all love and enjoy. It is pertinent for the fresh crabs to be thawed for at least 8 hours in the refrigerator prior to cooking. This step is crucial in ensuring that the fresh crab meat does not solidify into ice crystals and could potentially lose the naturally sweet and rich flavour of the meat. Please refrain from making the common mistake of leaving the crab meat at room temperature to thaw. This will not only run the risk of bacteria growth but could also result in the crab meat developing a rubbery, gamey texture as opposed to its flaky, soft texture.
Founded recently in 2020, the KJC Enterprise is fully committed and on the track to becoming one of the leading seafood retailers within the Asian market by constantly pushing boundaries and striving to provide the freshest, most affordable, top-notch quality seafood to their clientele. Equipped with their expert knowledge in various forms of aquatic lifeforms such as crabs, shellfish, fresh prawns, squid, and also frozen poultry and chicken, this steadily-growing establishments has already begun turning heads as industry specialists thanks to their unyielding dedication and commitment to their service.
- Net weight of 1kg (2.20lbs)
- Shelf life of one week
- Prominently featuring hard-shelled crabs
- Several other frozen varieties of crabs such as the Alaskan King Crab, soft-shell crabs, and the Flower Crab are also available for purchase
- Expertly sourced and filleted by industry professionals