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    How do you weight crab legs. When I eat shrimp I take the tails and shell off before I weigh but you cant do that with crab. Help please.

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    I would love to know the answer to this too.

    What I did was to buy it from my butcher. But it was already cooked. So I started cracking the legs and put the meat on a scale but only put 3oz in stead of the 3.5 because I didn't know if the cooking would have cause a difference in the amount of meat.

    I would love to know how others do it because I'm not sure it was correct.

    Jenni

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    I cooked a fish filet and it lost a whole ounce. 3.5 to 2.5 and the shells weigh way more than water

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    yeah, that's what I thought. I know when you buy a lb of legs you get like a 1/2 lb? Something like that. I would love to know if the way I'm doing it is right. I was so happy to see your post. I haven't bought any more because I was nervous i was eating too much.

    Jenni

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    I thought the same thing when I first tried crab legs on P2....I LOVE crab legs so I was a little nervous when it looked like alot of crab on my plate!! I cooked my crab, took it out of the shell, weighed the cooked crab meat at 100g, ate it and loved it, and still lost 1.7lbs the next day!!

    May not work for everyone, however, just thought I put my opinion in.

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