It’s frozen. Should I thaw it before steaming? Cook it some other way and if so, thaw first? I enjoy crab but have never prepared it myself.
I assume it’s precooked and whole so it can go straight into the steam. Honestly I’m no expert on frozen. I lived in Northern California and could get Dungeness fresh. Heck I even ate rock crab.
I always thaw first. I would make crab cakes.
If it’s cooked, I’d thaw it in the fridge, and use it in a cooked preparation with as little additional heat as possible. But I’ve never cooked frozen crab, yes; I’m spoiled and checking my privilege.
I’ve used frozen shells though, and I’d make some stock with those, if you think you might use it.