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How To Prepare Maryland Steamed Crabs

This is the complete guide on everything you need to know about cooking and eating Maryland Steamed Crabs from start to finish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Crabs, Steamed Crabs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 250kcal


  • ½ 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!!!


serving size is very hard to calculate. Serving based on 6oz portion


Serving: 6oz | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 1741mg | Potassium: 3167mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 17613IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 35mg