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    How long can picked meat be in the fridge? Can you freeze it?
    1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br][br]

  • #2
    depends on the crab but fresh cooked crab in the fridge about a week is max, freezes well if you vacuum pack it . otherwise it freezer burns real easy.

    freezing will affect the texture slightly and will make it tougher to use in crabcakes and stuffing where you want it to bind to other ingredients.
    76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br][br][br]17 project[br]


    • #3
      Thanks bud! My plans are to make some crap dip and homemade pretzels. Smother the pretzel!
      1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br][br]


      • #4
        I usually won't keep crab more then 2 days....either freeze it fresh or eat it...and vacuum bagged is the best to freeze...

        You in OC on the weekends?
        1987 21b[br]Ocean City, MD[br]Captain - Master 50GT[br]Maryland Fishing Guide[br]Running Tide Charters[br]


        • #5
          I don't keep it longer than 4-5 days in the fridge but as said above you can freeze it. Back when I was running my commercial crab license regularly, I froze it all the time. I would be eating Crab Cakes, Crab Imperial and Stuffed Flounder in the middle of the winter.
          Clyde[br]1978 Mako 23 IB[br]\"Shark Bait\" ***SOLD***[br]Kent Island, Md. [br]gone but not forgotten[br]Current Boat-1985 26Foot Shamrock Cuddy Cabin [br]Yanmar 4LHA-STE 230 HP Diesel Engine[br]


          • #6
            If your having a hard time sourcing blue crab, use snow or king crab.

            It's cheaper, easier to pick and absolutely no difference in taste when in dips or crab cakes.

            We were making crab cakes on the boat one night and couldn't find "cheap" blue crab, all the stores were $18-25 a pound for backfin and claw meat, snow crab was $7.99 a pound and easier to get at any decent market.
            dan davis [br] va beach, va