Spicy Steamed Blue Crabs
|Old bay seasoning||6 Tablespoon|
|Coarse salt||6 Tablespoon|
|Red pepper||3 Tablespoon|
|Pickling spice||3 Tablespoon|
|Celery seeds||2 Tablespoon|
|Crushed red pepper||1 Tablespoon|
|Live blue crabs||12|
Combine first 6 ingredients; set aside.
Combine water and vinegar in equal amounts to a depth of 1 inch in a very large pot with a lid; bring to a boil.
Place a rack in pot over boiling liquid; arrange half of crabs on rack.
Sprinkle with half of seasoning mixture.
Top with rest of crabs, and sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture.
Cover tightly, and steam 20 to 25 minutes or until crabs turn bright red.
Rinse and drain well, if desired.
Serve hot or cold.
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2 g3%
Saturated Fat 0.39 g2%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 133.4 mg44.5%
Sodium 3377 mg140.7%
Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%
Dietary Fiber 0.42 g1.7%
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 31 g62%
Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 11.4%
Calcium 16.1% Iron 8.3%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet