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Boiled Hard-Shell Blue Crabs

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Boiled Hard-Shell Blue Crabs
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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A true delicacy of the sea! Boil a bunch of fresh crabs, and have family and friends over for a fun peel-and-eat party.

Ingredients

Easy Cocktail Sauce, if desired
4
quarts water
16
live hard-shell blue crabs

Directions

  • 1 Make Cocktail Sauce.
  • 2 Heat water to boiling in stockpot or canner. Drop 4 crabs at a time into water. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer 10 minutes; drain. Repeat with remaining crabs.
  • 3 Follow directions for <A HREF="/allabout/glossary/glossp.asp?gid=40801">How to Eat Crabmeat</A>. Serve with Cocktail Sauce.
Tips  

(Total time will vary; cook or bake time is per batch.)

The melted butter served at many restaurants is often “drawn” butter. Drawn butter is made by melting butter and collecting the clear oil from the water and milk solids. Melted butter is fine to use at home and may actually have more flavor than drawn butter.

Save a step! Pick up a bottle of cocktail sauce at the grocery store.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
20
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
(
Saturated Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
105 mg
Sodium
290 mg
Potassium
340 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0g
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
)
Protein
21 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
3 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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