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Spicy Steamed Blue Crabs

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Ingredients
  Live blue crabs 12
  Coarse salt 6 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Red pepper 3 Tablespoon
  Pickling spice 3 Tablespoon
  Celery seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Crushed red pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 1 Tablespoon (Use As Required)
  Old bay seasoning 6 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
Directions

MAKING
1)Combine blue crabs, coarse salt, red pepper,pickling spice, celery seeds,crushed red pepper and set aside.
2)Use a large pot with a lid and mix water and vinegar in equal amounts to a depth of 1 inch and bring to boil.
3)Place a rack in pot over boiling liquid, and place half of crabs on rack.
4)Sprinkle with half of seasoning mixture.
5)Top with rest of crabs, and sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture.
FINALIZING
6)Cover tightly, and steam 20 to 25 minutes or until crabs turn bright red.
7)Rinse and drain well, if desired.
SERVING
8)Serve it hot or cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Steamed
Ingredient: 
Crab
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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