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Is a 15 year old can of crab safe to eat?

Is this 15 year old canned crab safe to eat? That's a good question! I'm not looking at the can...What does the expiration date say? I couldn't imagine it being safe to eat. I've never seen canned crab without an expiration date. Though canned goods keep long they still do have expiration dates for our own good. Please! Check the expiration date. If it's been so long that it's worn off, do discard for your own good! Don't take any chances...

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Canned Crab meat

by Joe
(Midwest)

I buy a lot of canned crab meat, basically due to the fact 1- I love crab, and 2-that there's no ocean water around where I live. I have noticed that the canned crab meat has sort of a metallic taste to it. I was wondering if there is anything I could do about it without taking away the flavor?

Thanks in advance!

We get it! When it comes to loving crab and not being able to go and get it ourselves or living in a place where crab can be really high priced, yet, we love it so much we, too, have canned crab meat on our shelves!
We also can relate to experiencing the metallic-like taste that comes in canned crab and "Yes!" there is an answer! And, no, it doesn't take away the flavors of the crab meat.
Open your canned crab and soak the crab meat in ice water for 10-12 minutes. Use a fine strainer to do so so you don't wash the crab meat down the drain.
Then transfer the crab meat to dry paper towels and pat the crab meat gently to soak up any excess water.
Hope this helps! Enjoy that crab meat!



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