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Steamed Maryland Blue Crabs

Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crabs, Steamed Crabs


  • 1/2 Bushel Live Blue Crabs 3-4 Dozen Average Size Crabs
  • 16 oz J.O. #2 Crab Seasoning
  • 6 Light Beers For Steamer Pot
  • 2 Sticks Melted Butter Condiment
  • 1 Bottle Apple Cider Vinegar Condiment
  • 1 Can Old Bay Condiment
  • 1 Bucket Cold Beverages Optional...not Really, Must Have


  • Keep crabs cold on ice until time to steam
  • Fill Crab pot with beer just below the bottom of the insert. About 6 Beers.
  • Stack the crabs using tongs in a circular layers, season each layer as you stack until pot is almost full. Leave room for ears of corn and still be able to firmly shut lid.
  • Steam Crabs for just about 25 Minutes until crabs take on bright orange red color.
  • Pour crabs on table or serve on a tray. Enjoy!!!