You do not have to be in a crabby mood to enjoy crab! However spending a couple of hours catching, cleaning, and cooking crab can be a time consuming experience. Be grateful that you in order to enjoy crab you don't necessarily have to go through this process all the time! With canned crab meat you can enjoy all the pleasures without all the hassle. The great thing is that you can use canned crab for the same recipes that call for fresh crab. Making delicious crab cakes, soups, and casseroles are much easier with a can opener than with a mallet!