How to Make Delicious Steamed Crab at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Do I need to remove the crab’s innards before cooking?
A: No, you do not need to remove the innards before steaming.

Q: How long should I steam the crab?
A: Steam the crab for 15 minutes after it starts boiling.

Q: Is marinating the crab necessary after steaming?
A: Yes, for enhanced flavor, marinate the crab in a special sauce for 6 hours or overnight for best results.

Homemade Steamed Crab with Special Marinated Sauce


  • Crabs, 5 pieces
  • Ginger slices, 5 pieces
  • Decorative chrysanthemums, 2 flowers
  • Special drunken marinade sauce (quantity as desired)
  1. Wash the crabs thoroughly without removing their innards.
  2. Place ginger slices on the crabs, preferably at the bottom, to remove fishy smell.
  3. Steam the crabs for 15 minutes after the water boils.
  4. Add the special drunken marinade sauce to the crabs after steaming to enhance flavor.
  5. Marinate the crabs for 6 hours to allow the flavors to infuse.
  6. Enjoy the visually appealing and delicious crabs.
  7. For a more intense flavor, it's recommended to marinate the crabs overnight.
  • Crabs are a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Note: Nutritional value may vary based on the marinade sauce used.
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