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Steamed blue crabs with extra portion of crabs, omit salad

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Get ready to savor the ocean's bounty with this irresistible low-carb, high-protein recipe for Steamed Blue Crabs! Bursting with flavor and diabetic-friendly, these buttery delights are a seafood lover's dream come true.

Serving Suggestions/Tips:

Pair with a refreshing cucumber and avocado salad for a balanced meal.

Serve with a side of cauliflower rice to keep it low-carb.



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Low-carb High-protein Diabetic-friendly Seafood Healthy Fats Butter Old Bay seasoning Steamed Keto-friendly Nutrient-rich Gluten-free Low-calorie Delicious Quick and Easy


  • 4 medium-sized blue crabs (about 1.5 lbs)

  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning (or a mix of your favorite spices)

  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter

  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges

  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Start by preparing the steamer: Fill a large pot with a few inches of water and insert a steamer basket or a rack. Cover the pot with a lid and bring the water to a simmer over medium heat.

  2. While the water is heating up, clean the blue crabs. Rinse them under cold water and remove any gills or spongy parts. You can ask your fishmonger to clean them for you if you prefer.

  3. Once the water is simmering, place the crabs in the steamer basket, cover the pot, and steam for about 15 minutes. Make sure the crabs are fully cooked and their shells turn red.

  4. While the crabs are steaming, let's prepare the buttery seasoning sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the grass-fed butter over low heat. Once melted, add the Old Bay seasoning (or your preferred spices) and stir well to combine. Set aside.

  5. Once the crabs are cooked, remove them from the steamer basket and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Pour the seasoned butter sauce over the crabs and toss them gently to ensure they are evenly coated.

  6. Serve the steamed blue crabs on a platter, garnish with chopped parsley, and accompany them with lemon wedges on the side for an extra burst of flavor.


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