King crab steamed with beer is a unique and delicious dish that many people love. With the right preparation, you will have a tasty and impressive meal for your family and friends. Let's find out how to make this simple but exquisite king crab steamed with beer below:

Preparation and cooking time:

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 4 people


  • 1 fresh king crab (about 1.5 - 2kg)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 ginger
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 2 cans of beer (about 330ml each)
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Herbs (cilantro, Vietnamese coriander)


  • Step 1: Prepare the king crab

First, rinse the king crab with cold water and remove the outer scales with a knife or saw blade.

Then, squeeze the crab legs with your hands to break the shell into pieces and remove the legs and claws. Use a knife to cut open the crab belly, remove the internal organs and brittle bones.

Finally, rinse the crab with cold water and drain.

  • Step 2: Prepare the seasoning

Chop 1/2 onion, 2 cloves of garlic and 1 ginger.

Cut 1 red bell pepper into small pieces.

Cut 1 lime into small pieces.

  • Step 3: Steam the king crab with beer

Add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil into a pot and heat it up on the stove. Then, add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger and stir-fry until fragrant.

Next, add the king crab to the pot, sprinkle salt and sugar over it and mix well.

Pour the beer into the pot and cover with a lid.

Turn on the heat and let the beer boil and steam the king crab for about 20 - 30 minutes. It is recommended to flip the crab occasionally to allow the beer to penetrate into the crab meat.

When the king crab is cooked, turn off the heat and add the lime and red bell pepper to the pot, mix well and let it sit for 1 - 2 minutes to let the flavors blend.

Finally, garnish the dish with herbs such as cilantro and Vietnamese coriander to add a fresh taste to the dish.

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With the above recipe for king crab steamed with beer, you now have a rich and flavorful dish. You can serve it with bread or steamed rice to enhance the taste. Good luck and enjoy this delicious dish with your family and friends.