Preparing the Dungeness Crab
     Crabs are cooked by boiling in salted water. Crabs are generally either placed live into the boiling pot or killed just prior to cooking. Do not use crabs that have been dead for more than a couple of hours without being cooked.

Use 1/4 cup salt per quart of water. Bring the water to a boil. Introduce the crabs and return to a boil. Boil for about 20 minutes.

     To clean the crab, remove the back, break the crab in two, shake out the viscera, and remove the gill filaments.

     Serve chilled or warm with melted butter.