Spicy Crab Boil

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
2 servings.

Ingredients
  • 24 ounces beer (2 bottles)
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 small dried red chili
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons brown mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons dill seed
  • 1 dozen blue crabs (such as Maryland Blues)
Directions
  • In a very large pot combine beer and lemon with 3 cups water. In a coffee grinder or spice mill, grind spices to a coarse powder; add to pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat to medium and simmer vigorously, 10 minutes. Add crabs and cover pot tightly. Bring to a boil and simmer 8 minutes. Serve on lots of newspapers with a small hammer, picks and lemon.


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