Cooking with Blue Crabs: A Delicious and Easy Recipe

Cooking with Blue Crabs: A Delicious and Easy Recipe

If you're a fan of seafood, then you're sure to love blue crabs. These delicious crustaceans are a staple of the Jersey Shore and can be found in abundance in the waters of Barnegat Bay. With their sweet, delicate flavor and succulent meat, blue crabs are a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes.

One of our favorite recipes for blue crabs is a simple and delicious steamed blue crab dish. It's easy to prepare, and the end result is a flavorful and satisfying meal that's sure to please any seafood lover.


  • 1 dozen live blue crabs
  • 2 cups of beer
  • 1/4 cup of Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges


  1. Rinse the blue crabs well and remove any debris from the body or claws.
  2. In a large pot, bring 2 cups of beer and 1/4 cup of Old Bay seasoning to a boil.
  3. Add the blue crabs to the pot and stir gently to coat them with the seasoning.
  4. Cover the pot with a lid and let the crabs steam for about 8-10 minutes, or until they turn a bright red color.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and let the crabs cool for a few minutes.
  6. Serve the blue crabs on a platter with lemon wedges on the side.

This recipe is a great way to enjoy the sweet and succulent flavor of blue crabs. The Old Bay seasoning gives the crabs a nice, spicy kick, while the beer adds a subtle flavor that complements the crab meat perfectly.

Serve your blue crabs with some melted butter, and some lemon wedges to squeeze over the crab for added flavor. It's a great dish to share with friends and family, and is perfect for any summertime cookout or seafood feast.

Whether you're a local or just visiting the Jersey Shore, be sure to give this recipe a try and enjoy the taste of Barnegat Bay's blue crabs!

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