Steamed Crabs

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  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • 2 dozen live blue crabs


  1. Combine Old Bay Seasoning, salt, and pepper; stir well, and set aside.
  2. Combine equal parts of water and vinegar in a large stock pot with a steaming rack to a level just below the rack. Bring water-vinegar mixture to a boil. Add a layer of crabs; sprinkle with seasoning mixture. Repeat layers. Cover and steam 20 minutes or until crabs turn red in color. Drain, and serve the crabs immediately.
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