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Boiled Crabs

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Ingredients
  Chopped celery 2 Tablespoon
  Bay leaves 4
  Salt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Thyme sprig 3
  Black pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, minced
  Hot red pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Allspice 6
  Whole cloves 4
  Live blue crabs 12
Directions

Put 1 gallon water in a large pot, add the celery and all the seasoning, and let come to a boil.
Drop the live crabs in one by one.
Boil for 15 minutes, take the pot off the fire, and let stand for 15 minutes.
Pour off the water.
The crabs will still be quite warm, and must be further cooled before serving.
They are best served "fresh boiled," at room temperature, but are delicious, too, served cold from the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
South American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Seafood

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