|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 3 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 26mg||131%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Here's a delicious way to add extra flavor to your crabs, crab legs, or crab claws whether they're already cooked or raw—steam them with spiced beer!
An amber or 'red' beer is best for this recipe; it gives a depth of flavor without being too assertive.
Rock crab claws are becoming more available in markets. Similar to blue crabs, US-produced rock crabs are sustainably harvested and have a nice sweet crab flavor. You can use this recipe for any type of crab, though.
If they aren't already, make sure to lightly crack each leg or claw before steaming so the flavor can get inside.
1 (12-ounce) bottle amber beer, preferably flat
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Old Bay, or other seafood seasoning
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 to 3 pounds crab claws, legs, or whole crabs
In a large covered stockpot, bring the beer, sugar, seafood seasoning, vinegar, and spices to a boil over medium-high heat.
Add the crabs and stir well.
Cover and steam 5-7 minutes (10-15 for raw crabs), stirring well a few times.
Remove crabs and serve hot, sprinkled with a little extra seafood seasoning, if desired.