Storing Crabmeat

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How do I store crab meat?

Storing Crabmeat

If you cannot eat your freshly cooked crab meat on the same day that you cooked it, you can store it in the refrigerator or freezer.

Freshly cooked crab meat is tastiest when eaten on the same day, however it can be stored in the fridge for up to two days. You have different options available for storing the cooked crab meat in your refrigerator. You can store it an airtight container, or a resealable plastic bag (such as Ziploc), or simply tightly wrap it in plastic wrap. Whichever method you choose, be sure not to keep the cooked crab meat in your refrigerator for more than two days. It spoils quickly.

If you are planning on freezing your cooked crab, remove it from the shell before freezing it. Cooked crab meat will keep for up to four months in the freezer. To ensure proper freezing and avoid frost, make sure that the crab meat is tightly wrapped is to use resealable plastic bags specially marked 'freezing'. These are the easiest and most convenient methods of freezing cooked crab meat.



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