1 dozen large male blue crabs (cleaner and more meaty than the female)
1 can your favorite beer
1/4 cup sliced onion
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup white vinegar
8 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
Use a large stock pot with a steamer tray (if no steamer tray you can
elevate a large plate or platter on top of several cups or juice
Just be sure the plate, which will hold the crabs, is above the
Place beer, onion, garlic, bay leaves, vinegar and 2 tablespoons Old
Bay Seasoning in the stock pot. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
Place crabs, belly-side down, in the steamer tray (or on the plate).
Sprinkle with remaining Old Bay Seasoning. Cover and steam on high heat 15
minutes. Remove from pot and serve with extra Old Bay Seasoning and