- 3 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon celery seeds
- 2 bay leaves
- 12 live blue crabs
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup hot sauce
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients and 1 gallon water in a large stockpot over high heat. Bring to a rolling boil. Add crabs, and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until bright orange-red. Remove crabs with skimmer or tongs, and let cool slightly.
Stir together butter and hot sauce; serve on the side with boiled crabs.