Corpus Christi Crab Boil
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Live crabs can be purchased along coastal areas. A Crab Boil would make a fun summer party. Put the cooked crabs on a table covered with brown paper bags or newspaper and let everyone tear into their own crabs. You will have to supply the crab cracking utensils. We used pliers and hammers. I would imagine that there are special tools that can be purchased for crab cracking.
The individual bowls of melted butter is for each person to dip their crab meat in.
I wish Blue Crab could live in our hill country river. The coastal salt water in Corpus is a 4 hour drive and there is definitely no live crab to be seen around here.
The photos are not mine, however, they represent the memory I had of my childhood crabbing experience.