Combine milk, spices and lemon peel in top of a large double boiler; stir well. Cook mixture over simmering water 10 minutes.
Stir crab meat, half and half, butter and salt into hot mixture; cook over boiling water 20 minutes, stirring often. Stir in wine and cracker crumbs. Serve immediately. Yields 4 to 6 servings.
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