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How To Freeze Crab Meat

Wrapping and packing the crab meat to put it into the freezer is the easiest part of the process.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • Paper towel (for fresh crab only)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Medium-sized freezer bag
  • Freezer labels
  • A straw (optional, but recommended)
  • A permanent marker
  • Space in the back of your freezer


  • If you've removed fresh crab meat from the shell, rinse the meat under cold running water first and pat it dry with paper towel.
  • Tightly wrap the crab meat in cling wrap. Double-wrap it into a package.
  • Place the wrapped crab meat in a freezer bag. Gently press the air out of the bag, and seal it completely.
  • Straw "vacuum seal" trick (optional):┬áSlide a straw into the bag and suck out the air so the bag "shrinks" around the crab meat packet. Slide the bag down the straw as you inhale, and quickly seal the bag while you remove the straw.
  • Write today's date on a freezer label, stick it to the bag, and place the bag in the back of your freezer.
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