2 Must Try Blue Crab Recipes

From dip to main course Blue Crab recipes are plentiful. Crabs are a great option and they are so easy to prepare. Impressive meals can be created in minutes with Blue Crab recipes. There are 2 recipes that any lover of crabs should become expert at.

Recipe # 1 Steamed Blue Crabs

One of the all-time favorite crab recipes is steamed crabs. It is quick, it is easy and there are quite a few different flavors you can tweak to make it your own. The goal with steaming crabs is to not overcook. Here is what you need:

  1. Fresh crabs

  2. Large pot

  3. Can of beer or ½ cup of vinegar

  4. Old Bay Seasoning

Note that crabs can only keep in the refrigerator for a few hours, so buy them the day you plan on cooking them. Fill a large pot with about an inch of water. If you have a steaming rack that would be great, if not don’t worry you can just dump the crabs right in the boiling water. Set the pot of water to boil, while you season the crabs with the Old Bay seasoning. Add the can of beer to the water, and bring it all to a rapid boil, add the crabs. Cover the pot and let the crabs steam until they are a bright red. Serve hot from the pot with drawn butter.

Recipe # 2 Blue Crab Dip

You can use some of the crab meat from the steamed crabs for this recipe. One of the nice things about crab dip is that you do not need to use claw meat or large pieces of meat for dips, you can use smaller pieces. It is a great way to make sure you get the most out of your crab meat. Of course, you can buy crab meat at the grocery store for this recipe if you do not want to deal with cooking the crabs.

Here is what you need:

  1. ½ cup butter

  2. 1 cup lump crab meat

  3. 1 cup half and half

  4. ½ cup chopped parsley

  5. 2 cups shredded swiss

  6. 1 clove of minced garlic

  7. 2 tablespoons of flour

  8. 1 tablespoon of dry sherry

Mix all the ingredients together (except the crab meat). Once the ingredients are mixed together, fold in the crab gently so you do not break it up. Place the mixture into a pan and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until brown and bubbling. For more inforamtion, visit Harbour House Crabs.

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