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Large female hard crabs measure 6 inches and up from point to point, offering plenty of delicious and tender crab meat. These big crabs are some of the biggest females we stock. Bring them along as a side dish to a potluck, or prepare a crab boil big enough to satisfy the entire family! Crab Dynasty large female crabs are some of the best Maryland blue crabs that can be shipped to your door. One of the main benefits of female crabs is that they may contain blue crab roe in the spring and early summer!
How many large female crabs should I order?
Order three or four large female crabs per person if serving them alongside other food or seven to eight large female crabs as a main course. A bushel of large female crabs can feed approximately ten people.
How do I prepare live hard shell crabs?
Add equal parts water and vinegar to a large pot with a raised rack (about 2 inches high). Bring the liquid to a boil, then layer crabs on the rack seasoning each layer. Cover and steam crabs for 20 to 30 minutes until crabs turn red.
How do I reheat steamed crabs?
Add two inches of water and 1 cup of vinegar or beer to a pot and bring to a boil. Place the crabs on a rack over the boiling water for 8 minutes. Alternatively, you can reheat steamed blue crabs in the microwave. Place a damp paper towel over the crabs and cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes.