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steamed blue crabs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Donna Prouty
Ocean City, MD

Maryland Crabs This is a great recipe my family has used for years

(1 rating)
yield 9 -12 depending on size of crabs
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For steamed blue crabs

  • 1/2 c
    seafood seasoning (old bay)
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 c
    white vinegar
  • 3 c
    beer or water
  • 3
    dozen live blue hard crabs

How To Make steamed blue crabs

  • 1
    Mix seasonings, vinegar and beer or water well. Put 1/2 crabs in a very large pot with rack and tight fitting lid
  • 2
    Pour 1/2 seasoning mixture over top Add rest of crabs and remaining liquid
  • 3
    Steam covered until crabs turn bright red color about 20-30 minutes
  • 4
    Serve hot or cold Feeds 9-12 depending on size of crabs

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