Jun 18

Steamed Crabs



Submitted by:  Veronica Gantley

Fresh local crabs ensures the sweetest flavor in this dish.  But if it is not possible to catch some on your own, simply visit your local fish store and dig in!


Steamed Crabs

Steamed Crabs


  • 1 dozen live blue crabs
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup beer
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning or crab boil


  1. Combine liquid ingredients with seasonings. In a large stockpot with a lid, place half of the crabs on the bottom; pour on half of the vinegar mixture. Add remaining crabs and liquid.
  2. Cover and steam until crabs become bright red, about 20-25 minutes.

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