Carla Hall's Crab Boil

Carla Hall's crab boil party is a fun way to feed your crowd without having to work right through it. The Chew cohost shared her best entertaining tips and make-ahead tricks, so let's get cracking!

Written by Sarah Schmelling; Photography by Anais + Dax

Carla Hall's Crab Boil
Anais + Dax
The Day Of

Buy the live crabs about 4 or 5 hours before the party. (The less time they spend out of the water, the better.) The ideal way to store crabs is in cool, moist packaging: "Crabs need to breathe, so keep them in a container with wet newspaper and some straw to retain the moisture, and make sure you keep the lid ajar," Carla says.

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