CHEF’S TIP: Cooking crabs

Costas’ Inn owners Pete and Nick Triantafilos know a lot about crabs- including the best way to cook them.  Start by chilling the crabs in ice- this slows the snappy fellows down, making cooking them much more humane.  To cook them take the biggest pot you own- preferrably with a grate or trivet in the bottom and place about an inch and a half of water in the pot. Gently layer the crabs in the pot, seasoning generously (with the Costas Inn secret recipe rub) between each layer. Then pop the lid on, turn on the heat and let the water gently come up to the boil, allowing the crabs to steam.  They claim it’s the reason why their crab meat is so succulent and tender and what keeps them in one piece as they steam. And that’s nothing to be crabby about.

Costas Inn

4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21222

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