Blue Crabs Steamed Maryland Style

Recipe by Chef Dude
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Also need 1 Large Pot with a raised rack at least 2-4 inches.
  • Over high heat in a large crab pot with a raised rack bring equal ammounts of Cider Vinegar and water or beer to a boil.
  • (The total ammount should be just below the raised rack about 2-3 cups of each Vinegar and water or Beer.) Mix equal ammounts of"Old Bay" seasoning and"Kosher" Salt (About 2 cups of each to start) Add 4-6 LIVE JUMBO male crabs for each layer and add the combined "seasoning" on top of the crabs.
  • Continue with Crabs and a layer of seasoning until at least 12- 14 crabs are in the pot, cover and steam 25- 30 minutes.
  • with the lid on!
  • (Chop off anyones hand that tries to lift the lid too soon!) When done use tongs to lift out steamed crabs to a table covered with newspapers or brown paper.
  • Repeat until all Crabs are Steamed, changing the vinegar and water and adding new "seasoning" to each new batch.
  • Serve at once with extra "seasoning" and "crab mallets" to break open claws.
  • Or store in brown paper bags in the fridge until needed 4-5 days (NO LONGER!!!).