Boiling Crab

Boiling Crab

Servings: 6

Total Time: 40 mins

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Last Updated: March 1, 2022

Boiling Crab is a Cajun coastal seafood boil, which means there will be quite some mouthwatering, finger-licking and scrumptious seafood in every bite, well if you are any good at it (and even if you are not, because let’s face it – who can resist this amazing dish?). Boiling crab is the best way to cook crabs. 

Some of the best seafood in the United States are found along the coastal states, and especially in Louisiana. Boiling crab is not difficult, but you need to know what to do with your crabs if you want them tasty, crave-able and the best you have ever tried before.


  • Paprika
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • 7 Ears White Corn
  • 8 Lbs Crawfish
  • 2 Cups Melted Butter
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lb Smoked Sausage
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • Shrimps
  • 1 Lb Red Potatoes
  • Crab
  • 1 Bag Louisiana Crawfish
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Mccormick Bayou Cajun Seasoning


Step 1

Before cooking, you need to clean the crayfish. Take a large container in which live crayfish can fit.

Step 2

Add clean water and pour it out, this should be repeated 5 times.

Step 3

Cut lemon, potatoes and sausage on a cutting board.

Step 4

Take a large pot and add water, Louisiana Crawfish Boil, lemon, corn, potatoes and sausage and peeled shrimp to it and crab.

Step 5

After 20 minutes, once everything is cooked, add the crawfish to the pot.

Step 6

Now let’s get down to making a delicious sauce. To do this, take a large saucepan and add butter.

Step 7

Over low heat, fry grated garlic, then all the spices in the recipe, as well as Louisiana Hot Sauce, and lemon juice.

Step 8

Stir and cook over low heat for about 8-12 minutes.

Step 9

Drain all the water from the first pot and mix everything into the sauce.

Boiling crab is one of the most cherished recipes in the southern side (Louisiana) and the eastern coast (Maine). It has been known as a cheap way to prepare crabs but it tastes out of this world. 

You will have to cook them properly to gain all the juiciness and flavor and this boils recipe is what you need. The name comes from the process where you boil crab in large pot or about a dozen of pots for hours until it becomes soft and very easy to peel. 

It is different from steaming crabs where they are boiled to death usually not delivering any juicy and flavorful meat inside.

Boiling Crab recipe

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