View Full Version : freezing mud crab

10-12-2004, 03:47 PM
what is the best way to keep muddies freez them raw cooked
need to tak some out west for xmas thanks hoga

10-12-2004, 03:57 PM
do this all the time if gathering a few for a feed. Freeze them fresh & cook em when you get out there.

10-12-2004, 04:33 PM
do you defrost them first or just dump them in boiling water?
How about leaving them in a damp hessian bag?
how long do they last ?

10-12-2004, 04:34 PM
when in mackay we always freez them raw...

but down here i cook them [pieces and cleaned] then freez and place on table half hour before....
sh** i might get the tinnie out and put the pots in... ::)
bugga.. >>> one of the oars has a crack..might not get home :-[

11-12-2004, 04:52 AM
Cookem and then pluck te meat out of them. If you want I can give you guys a mean crab pie recipe missus makes it bewdiful

11-12-2004, 05:51 AM
Someone once told me to freeze the crab upside down as the watery crap comes out with the shell when you open them up - as opposed to settling in the meat.

I tried it once but didnt seem to matter much, mind you I dont get to eat anywhere near the amount of crab I would like to. Currently only getting to eat one or two a year.(bought ones at that).\
Cheers Lee

11-12-2004, 06:01 AM
The best way I have found is to cook them and place them in water. Then freeze the whole lot. it stops freezer drying. When you defrost them, the crab comes out as fresh as the day you caught it.

P.S. Thats how the restaraunts sell you "fresh seafood" apparently.

11-12-2004, 06:16 AM
In our experience, we have frozen sandies green, cooked in shell, cooked and out of the shell, and they always come out floury, not in segments like they do fresh. Does this happen to Mudcrab too?

11-12-2004, 06:28 AM
Mate 15 days till chrissie put a heap of bait in ya pots throw your crabs back in hide somewhere whithout a float and take them out west fresh in a wet hessin bag with some mangrove leef in it

11-12-2004, 06:41 AM
Just make sure no one sees you pruning ;) the mangroves...

11-12-2004, 10:05 AM
This thread is making me hungry. ;D

11-12-2004, 04:29 PM
notts-so did that last time it was a few days befor they cooked them they seemed to lose a bit of weight if it was up to me i would have dun them straight a way hoga

11-12-2004, 06:04 PM
if you put them in a holding pot make it out of good steel. I have seen some busted open by I assume BIG COD or sharks to get at the crabs. :-(

11-12-2004, 06:26 PM
Ok Devo type away! Crab pie sounds exciting, I'm putting the plonk in da frige already.

cheers baldy