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  • When we have a small catch we usually will steam the crabs instead of boiling - this would simply mean you place the vinegar in the bottom of the pot and add 2 - 3 cups of water just to get a steam going - the vinegar helps the crab meat come out of the shell easier. Steam for approximately 27 minutes. If you where boiling you would just add all the indgredients to the pot adding enough water to cover the crabs- bring to a boil and through in the live crabs. Cook for 12 minutes, drain and allow to rest before devouring.

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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Wonderful and will be using this recipe this weekend! Good luck with your knee surgery Verna...just read it in Checkin.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Love that Old Bay wish I had this recipe when I went down to Maryland this summer.
    Five forks and a big smile :)
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  • linebb956 8 years ago
    Question for ya.... The crabs are softshell in the spring.. like now, right? I want to go sooooooo bad!
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  • lam 9 years ago
    I love crabs. I've never done a crab boil, since I come from the land of steaming crabs but it looks good and I'll have to try it this summer.
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    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    I love crabbing! our motor got stolen so we haven't been able this year to go out on our boat. And all the good crabs around the Puget Sound are out in the middle. AWESOME RECIPE!!
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    vvskgn ate it and said...
    Awesome! The heap in the had works great for me. I don't measure much anyway. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. I would love to be your friend.
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  • henrie 9 years ago
    Sounds great, a must to try. Good post.
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  • mystic_river1 9 years ago
    How scrumptious! Thank you for post! Will !bookmark
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  • clbacon 9 years ago
    These look fabulous! Oh how I miss crabs - I used to live in Annapolis, MD and we ate them all the time in season. Great picture!
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  • ravenseyes 9 years ago
    Old Bay is a seasoning - made especially for seafood - you should be able to find it at any store - when boiling you need enough water to cover all the crabs and I have used this for shrimp - lobster and I am sure any live seafood would be great with it. Hope you enjoy.
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  • bigdog 9 years ago
    I have a couple questions. First, how much water for the boil? You mention 2 - 3 for steaming. Second, what is "old bay?" Otherwise, I'm thinking of trying this. I'm from New England and honestly have never had much crab (or lobster for that matter) cooked in any form.
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