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Currituck Blue Crab Boil

Currituck Blue Crab Boil

Currituck Blue Crab Boil--- (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free)

Watson, our fearless leader, is a commercial fisherman on the Currituck Sound. This is the time of year he begins taking up the crab pots ending the crab season. Additionally, this time of year is my favorite time to eat the blue crabs, they are "rusty" which means fat and full of meat. This dish is perfect because everything is cooked in one pot.

Let's make a Currituck Crab Boil!!


  • 3 dozen Blue Crabs, cleaned and washed
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 lbs. Kielbasa sausage, cut into 4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Old Bay + 1/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 lbs. red potatoes, cut in half
  • 4 large sweet onions, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 rib celery, washed and cut into 4 inch pieces
  • 4 ears fresh corn, shucked and cut in half


  • In a very large pot, add enough water to cover crabs to boil. Add salt and 1/2 cup Old Bay. We prefer ours to be on the saltier side. Add crabs. Bring to boil. Cook for 10 minutes.

  • Add the Kielbasa, celery, potatoes, and corn. Season with salt to taste and the remaining Old Bay. Continue to boil for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and remove the lid. Drain the pot. Remove the contents and spread the entire boil over news paper. 
  • For those not dairy free. Add drawn butter. For dipping.
  • For those with dairy restrictions, I like 1 cup apple cider vinegar with 2 tbsp. Old Bay mixed in a small bowl. For dipping.


We have a fabulous Currituck Crab Boil. ENJOY!!

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