Beer-Steamed Blue Crabs
My grandmother Edna said, “Never overcook your crabs.”
Steam them for 18 minutes or until they are bright red. You may want to use a proper steaming pot with an inset to get this right.
When I was a kid, hard crabs were steamed immediately after being caught off our pier. They were served breakfast, lunch, and dinner with fresh buttered rye bread. At our last family reunion my Uncle Bob took over the crab steaming duties. He steamed crabs for 2 hours before sitting down himself. Now that's what I call Maryland hospitality!
Submitted By: Rebecca Bent