In a blender or food processor, thoroughly puree the garlic with the water. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, toss the crabs with the salt. Set them aside to absorb the flavor while you heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over high heat until rippling. Add the crabs and cook, turning once, until they are bright red and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Add the garlic puree. It sho