Here is how I steam my 3 lbs live Crabs:
Rinse the crabs in water
Arrange them in a big pot
Pour in 1/2 cup water
Start the flame in medium low heat
Make sure to cover the pot and steam for 15 minutes
You may add a little more water if you think the crabs are not fully cooked yet and steam more for few more minutes.
Careful with the heat. Keep checking every few minutes, you don't want to burn those yummy crabs.


Venus Salangsang said...

How about salt? I cook mine, not in water, but in 7 up or Sprite. Makes a big,big difference. And i sprinkle a bit generously Old Bay seasoning.

Casa Baluarte said...

Thanks Venus for your input. I used to put salt but been avoiding that lately. I just make sure my dip is well seasoned.
i use sprite or 7up on shrimp but will try that on crabs next timw thanks