How to Boil Crab
Seafood / Lunch / Dinner
2 yellow rock crabs (1.5 lbs each)
2 tablespoons salt
1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
2 bay leaves
Add water, salt, Old Bay and bay leaves to a large pot. Add enough water so that the crabs will be submerged. Bring to a rolling boil.
Add crab, head first, into the boiling water and cover. When boiling, cook for 7-8 minutes. Their shell will start to change color and their flesh will become opaque.
Remove crab and run under cold water to cool.
Serve with lemon wedges and butter.
Tip: Freeze the leftover shells for shellfish stock.