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Chinese Cooking: How To Cook & Steam Live Blue Crabs

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My name is Gladys Wang, a simple girl who loves to share her passion for cooking & food. By no means to be a pro, just sharing what I can & know.
Ingredients
For steaming the crabs
  Live blue crabs 4 Medium
  Hot water 3 Cup (48 tbs) (As needed)
For the sauce
  Fresh grated ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Dark vinegar used, as needed to taste)
Directions

MAKING
1. Place the live blue crabs in a large bowl.
2. Pour hot water in the pot (about an inch high), and further place the bowl inside the pot as shown in the video. (Use a rack to place the bowl inside the pot, if needed).
3. Cover and steam on high heat for about 10 minutes.
To prepare the sauce:
4. In a small bowl, place grated ginger and pour some dark vinegar over it. The sauce is ready.

SERVING
5. Serve the steamed crabs with the prepared dipping sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Steamed
Ingredient: 
Blue Crab
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Struggling to cook live blue crabs? Well, now it's not so difficult. Watch this video and learn few simple ways to cook and steam live blue crabs.

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