Will using Stock to steam Crab legs impart any extra flavor to the meat?

I was wondering if I used like chicken stock instead of just water with some chopped onions and garlic in it, would it impart those flavors into the crab meat or will I only get those flavors in by boiling the legs in the liquid?

Update:

Chicken stock was just an example, I have vegetable stock, beef stock, and seafood stock chicken was just the first thing to come to mind. Lol.

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  • 1 month ago
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    If not tangibly, in terms of measurable chemical change, exsperianally. First off the smell in the room in fact add chemicals to your nose which you will taste when eating the tangible food. So it's a little "tomato/tamahto." Also expectation effects taste, as the green ketchup debacle at Heinz proved. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I don't think it's a good idea to make your crab taste like chicken. It should taste like crab.

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