Steamed Blue Crabs

Steamed crabs are one of the royal treats at the beach. Follow this recipe for a steamed crab dinner for four. 


2 dozen live, hard shell blue crabs
3 cups vinegar
3 cups water or beer
1 cup Old Bay or other seafood seasoning


Use a steamer or a large pot with a rack and a tight-fitting lid.

Pour vinegar and water or beer into steamer and bring to a boil.

Add crabs, a few at a time, and sprinkle each layer with seasoning.

Steam 25 to 30 minutes.

Information courtesy of the University of Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service