---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
  
       Title: Steamed Blue Crabs - The Truly Maryland Way
  Categories: Fish crab
       Yield: 12 Servings
  
     1/2 c  Seafood seasoning
     1/2 c  Salt
       3 c  White vinegar
       3 c  Beer; or water
       3    Live (and lively) maryland b
            -lue hard
            -- crabs
  
   Recipe by: The Maryland Seafood Cookbook.
   
   Mix seasonings, vinegar and beer (or water) well. Put one-half crabs in
   very large pot with rack and TIGHT fitting lid.** Pour one-half seasoning
   mixture over top of crabs. Add rest of crabs and remaining liquid. Steam,
   covered until crabs turn bright red in color, about 20 or 30 minutes. Serve
   hot or cold. Makes about 9 to 12 servings, depending on size of crabs. **If
   two pots are used, layer crabs and measure seasoning mixture accordingly.
   
   NOTE: Serve crabs immediately if to be eaten hot. To serve cold bring to
   room temperature and refrigerate until ready to serve. Under NO
   circumstances should live and steamed crabs ever be stored in such a manner
   that they could come into contact with each other.
   
   Formatted for you by:  Bill Webster
  
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