Properly stored Alaska crab can be kept in your freezer from 6 months to a year! When completely thawed, it can be stored in your refrigerator 1-2 days.
Prior to cooking, rinse crab under cold water to remove salt water brine coated on legs that is used to preserve freshness. <br> BOIL: Take a large pot of water and add 1/2 cup sugar. Bring to a boil. Place frozen legs and claws in pot, submerging all legs. Reduce heat to lowest setting. Cover pot, do NOT boil. Crab is ready to serve in 20 minutes. (TIP: break legs into smaller sections if pot is not large enough to hold full leg. <br> STEAM: If you do not have a large pot, place crab legs or claws on baking sheet or casserole dish and add at least one inch of water. Cover tight with foil. Put in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. <br> GRILL: Place thawed crab on rack about 5 inches above hot coals. Cook about 5 minutes.