How to Steam Crab


This classic recipe is one of the spicier ways to enjoy fresh crab. Serves 4.

Things You'll Need

  • Vinegar
  • One Can Beer
  • A Large Pots
  • Distilled Water
  • Cayanne pepper
  • Mix vinegar, beer and Worcestershire sauce.

  • Pour mixture into a steamer or large pot with a rack.

  • Rinse hard-shell crabs in water.

  • Place one layer of live hard-shell crabs into steamer or on pot rack and add seafood seasoning and a dash of cayenne pepper to them.

  • Pile on more layers of crabs and seasoning until all crabs are in the pot and seasoned.

  • Cover securely with lid.

  • Steam about 25-30 minutes.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can substitute water for beer; balsamic vinegar for regular vinegar.
  • Watch out for live crabs' pincers.

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