Spicy crab boil

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
24 ounces Beer (2 bottles)
1 \N Lemon, quartered
1½ tablespoon Black peppercorns
1 small Dried red chili
1 teaspoon Cayenne
1 tablespoon Coriander seeds
2 teaspoons Brown mustard seeds
¼ teaspoon Whole allspice
4 \N Cloves
4 \N Bay leaves
1 tablespoon Celery seed
2 teaspoons Dill seed
1 \N Dozen blue crabs (such as
\N \N Maryland Blues)

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.

Yield: 2 servings


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