Paula's Savannah-Style Blue Crabs Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 20 MINUTES

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  • 3 heaping tablespoons seafood seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 lemons, sliced in half
  • 2 heads garlic, split in half
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 6 blue crabs
  • butter, melted, for serving


Bring a large stockpot of water to a boil. Add the crab seasoning, vinegar, peppercorns, bay leaves, lemons, garlic and parsley to the pot. Add the crabs and boil until they are red, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the crabs using a spider, and then let the crabs cool to the touch.

Crack the crabs over newspaper and pick out all their sweet meat. Serve with melted butter.

Paula's Savannah-Style Blue Crabs


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