Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Delaware Blue Crab Boil

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"Dig into these Delaware blue crabs boiled in exotic spices. Add your favorite veggies, and treat yourself to a wonderfully delicious crab feast!"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


50 m servings 139
Original recipe yields 6 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Crush the dill seed, mustard, and cumin in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Pour the spices into a 5 gallon stockpot along with the chili powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, rosemary, thyme, dill, sage, and parsley. Fill the pot 3/4 full with water, and bring to a rolling boil over an intense flame.
  2. Add the blue crabs, cover the pot, and boil until all of the shells turn red, and the meat is no longer translucent, about 20 minutes. Stir the crabs occasionally as they boil to ensure even cooking.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 139 calories; 4.4 7.6 19.3 82 264 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 5
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Wonderful. As an avid crabber, I use this recipe for rock crabs out here in Cali instead of buying Old Bay or Zatarans. I have most of the herbs in my garden so I can pick them fresh. Will ...

I love Blue Crabs, there's an International Market less than a mile from me, where I get these all the time. This seasoning is a great addition and a change from my normal Oldbay very good.

Made this recipe tonight with 8 blue crabs weighing 1/2 lb each, and fed two adults (served with sauteed butter garlic mushrooms). It came out great, although I followed instructions from the wo...

Very good! Thank you!

Great recipe!! The kids went crabbing over vacation so I was thrilled to try this. Added so much flavor to the already yummy crabs. Thank you!!