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Chapter: Shellfish Recipes
Section: Crabs
Recipe: Delaware Blue Crab Boil

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Delaware Blue Crab Boil
2 tablespoons dill seed
2 tablespoons mustard seed
2 tablespoons cumin seed
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 sprigs rosemary
10 sprigs thyme
3 sprigs dill
2 sprigs sage
1/2 bunch parsley
30 live, hard-shell blue crabs

Crush the dill seed, mustard, and cumin in a spice grinder or with a mortar
and pestle. Pour the spices into a 5 gallon stockpot along with the chili
powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, rosemary, thyme, dill, sage, and
parsley. Fill the pot 3/4 full with water, and bring to a rolling boil over
an intense flame.

Add the blue crabs, cover the pot, and boil until all of the shells turn
red, and the meat is no longer translucent, about 20 minutes. Stir the
crabs occasionally as they boil to ensure even cooking.

By IMANKAY. From: AllRecipes
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