Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton
A brief guide to purchasing and preparing a Dungeness crab for the grilled crab recipe illustrated above. Step one: Find a market that sells live crab.
Pick out a lively (not half-dead) specimen.
Plunge the (live) crab in a large pot of boiling water for 5 minutes (you'll finish cooking it on the grill).
Take the crab out of the pot and put into bowl of ice water to halt cooking process, and chill so you can handle to clean.
Clean crab and break into pieces. Follow the instructions in the above illustration for marinating and grilling the crab.
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