Can you cook raw, frozen rock crabs?

We bought 4 fresh/live rock crabs 2 days ago.. Didn't want them to die in the fridge so we threw them in the freezer because we knew we wouldn't be able to eat them until today. Now I am realizing it was probably the wrong thing to do. Is it still safe to boil and eat them (sacrificing texture and flavor) if they were frozen while still alive?

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Pegeen May 5, 2014
p.s. Removing plastic wrap before you boil the defrosted crab
 
Pegeen May 5, 2014
Yes. The texture of the crab meat may change a little but if you have them, why not give it a try. Defrost them overnight in the fridge. Or for a faster method, wrap each crab in plastic wrap and defrost them in a sink of cold water, not hot water, about one hour for a 2-pound crab. Then boil as you like.
 
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