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STEAMED BLUE CRABS Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nina Muse/Darlene Mincy
Added: Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 12-OUNCE CANS BEER, ALLOWED TO GO FLAT,
2 CUPS WHITE VINEGAR,
1/2 CUP OLD BAY SEASONING,
1/2 CUP ROCK SALT AND
18-24 LARGE LIVE MALE BLUE CRABS (JIMMIES)

Directions:
Directions:
Mix first 4 ingredients together. In a large steamer pot with a tight-fitting lid, put 1/2 of the crabs on a rack. Cover with 1/2 of the seasoning mixture. Add rest of crabs and remaining seasoning. Steam, covered, until crabs turn bright red in color, about 20-30 minutes. Serves 4 depending on size of crabs.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20-30 min.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The Crab Feast: At a crab feast, many traditionalists enjoy nothing else but the crab. Others might include some of the following:
*Bowls of vinegar and melted butter
*Platters of sliced tomatoes
*Mounds of Silver Queen sweet corn on the cob
*Assorted salads such as coleslaw; potato salad; toss green salad
*Desserts could include watermelon, strawberry shortcake, banana pudding, peach/cobbler and ice cream.

 

 

 

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