Steamed Spicy Crab

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Appears in
The Cook's Book of Everything

By Lulu Grimes

Published 2009

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  • 4 small or 2 large live crabs
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated gin


  1. To prepare the crabs humanely, freeze them for 2 hours. Prepare and cut each crab into two portions, or four portions if you are using the large crabs.
  2. Arrange the crabs in a single layer in a large steamer and cover with a lid. Sit the steamer over a wok or saucepan of boiling water and steam for 4–5 minu