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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Seafood Recipe

Boiled Blue Crab

24 live Florida blue crabs
6 quarts boiling water
1/3 cup salt
Place live crabs in boiling, salted water. Cover and return to the boiling point. Reduce heat, simmer for 12-15 minutes. Drain. Rinse in cold water. Serve hot or cold. Crabs may be boiled in seasoned water by using a commercially packaged blend of spices designed for boiling crab. Crabs may be cleaned prior to cooking; cook only the claws and inner skeleton, or pod, which contain the white body meat. Cooking time should be reduced 5-7 minutes. Crabs may be steamed by placing them in a steamer over boiling water. Sprinkle with Tabasco and vinegar, cover the pot, and steam about 10 minutes.

6 servings

Look for "Fresh from Florida" ingredients at your grocery store.

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