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.
Watch out for live crabs' pincers.