How to Steam Crab

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

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

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.


  • You can substitute water for beer; balsamic vinegar for regular vinegar.

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