Steamed Crabs

Oxmoor House
6 to 8 servings


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1 quart water
2 cups vinegar
2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 tablespoons pepper
2 teaspoons red pepper
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
3 to 4 dozen live blue crabs


Combine water, vinegar, mustard, pepper, and coriander in a large stockpot with a tight fitting lid, stirring until well combined. Place a rack in the bottom of the stockpot, and bring mixture to a boil. Add crabs; cover and steam 20 minutes or until crabs turn bright red in color.

Remove crabs to a large platter; serve with Cocktail Sauce.

Created date

February 2010