Why is Abacus
crab only available frozen?
Crab is a very fragile seafood. We have designed
our programme to ensure the quality and integrity
of the crab flavour and texture is retained. Through
years of development, we have established the
best way to do this is to freeze the crab within
a short time of them being landed at our factory,
alive. The care we take at every stage guarantees
that the flavour remains sweet and “fresh”
and the texture “firm and moist”.
A distinctive characteristic of
the Abacus crab is they never smell ammoniated
- a sure sign of poor quality in fresh crab.
Why must I
de-frost the crabs over night?
Like all frozen foods, the slower the de-frost,
the least damage that occurs to the structure
of the flesh. Crab flesh is very fragile and deserves
extra care in handling. Never defrost crabs under
water or by microwave.