Steamed Blue Crabs

Steamed Blue Crabs

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"Atlantic Ocean Blue Crabs, steamed over a boil of Old Bay® seasoning and beer. Show your friends you have that certain craboir faire with this one."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 183 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 12850 mg
  • 514%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine 1/2 cup seafood seasoning, salt, beer, and vinegar in a large stockpot over high heat. Bring to a strong simmer.
  2. Right before cooking, carefully place each crab upside down and stick a knife through the shell, just behind mouth.
  3. Fit a screen over the beer mixture and layer the crabs on the screen. Be sure that the crabs are above the simmering liquid. Cover.
  4. Steam crabs until they turn bright orange and all of the blue/green color is gone, 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup seafood seasoning before serving.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt used in the boiling liquid. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.
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This is the best method for blue crabs and is how my family has always cooked them. I don't add the salt, doesn't seem important. Make sure to serve with individual bowls of melted butter for di...

Go Steve! This is a true Maryland Blue Crab recipe! In fact, I just cooked up a 1/2 bushel of Chincoteague Bay crabs with the same ingredients, except the salt, since these crabs are raised in t...

As a true Marylander I can say that this is the best way to eat crabs! Steaming crabs really makes for a superior crab meat (as opposed to boiling them). I like a little less vinegar in my beer ...