Steamed Blue Crabs

Donna Prouty


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


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9-12 depending on size of crabs
10 Min
30 Min


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  • 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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About Steamed Blue Crabs

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Hashtag: #crabs

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