How To Cook Live Blue Crab?

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Do blue crabs have to be alive when you cook them?

The most important thing about cooking blue crab to note is that you cannot cook crabs that are dead; as soon as they die they start to rot and become toxic. If you are cooking fresh crabs, they must be alive.

How long do you cook Blue Crabs?

Boiled Blue Crabs Step-by-Step Photos

  • Fill a 6 quart pot with water and bring to a boil.
  • Season the boiling water with salt and Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Add the crabs one at a time.
  • Boil for 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain and place crabs on a newspaper-covered table. Time to pick some crabs!

What do you do with live blue crabs?

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Do you kill blue crabs before cooking?

Kill the crab humanely before you remove the shell.

You can also boil the crab for 1 minute to kill it. Numb the live crab in the freezer for 15 minutes before boiling. Then, remove the crab from the freezer and drop it in a pot of boiling water.