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Boiled Hard Crabs


  • 3 dozen live blue crabs
  • 6 quarts water
  • Old Bay Seafood Seasoning (or other)
  • salt

Season and salt water according to seasoning package directions. Bring to rolling boil. Place crabs in water. Cover and boil until crabs reach an internal temperature of 158° F and remain there for at least 1 minute, about 15 minutes.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas