How to Steam Fresh Blue Crabs

Grab a bushel of crabs and a case of beer. 

It’s time to enjoy the bounty of the Chesapeake!


- Old Bay - Beers - Water - Blue Crabs


Mix enough water and beer in the pot of the steamer to get a rolling boil as per the manufacturers directions for your steamer.

Arrange the crabs in a single layer in the steamer pot and sprinkle with a thick coating of Old Bay.

Place the steam pot over the boiling water and cover the lid tightly.

Steam the crabs until cooked through, checking after 15 to 20 minutes to see how things are going.

With the steamer pot carefully removed from the boiling water, pour out your first batch onto the table and begin the second batch for steaming.

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