To steam the crab, bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a boil in a pot that is wide enough and deep enough to accommodate a whole crab. Place the crab in a steamer basket in the pot, cover and steam for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the crab from the steamer and let it rest until cool enough to handle.
about 7 to 8 minutes
Steaming is better than boiling because more crab flavor is retained in the meat during the cooking process and crabs cook perfectly in 12 minutes.
Bring to a boil. 2 2. Carefully layer crabs on rack; sprinkle each layer with OLD BAY. Cover and steam 20 to 30 minutes depending on size of crabs or until crabs turn red.
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