Saturday, June 27, 2009

Spicy Cajun Boiled Crabs

One of my favorite things to do in the summer time is to eat boiled crabs. A friend called me this morning to say that they were boiling today and wanted to know if we were "in". Well no one has to ask me twice if I'm "in" for eating some delicious boiled Louisiana Blue Crabs, since in my book, eating crabs is akin to being very close to heaven. We headed over to the house where this feast was being held, and arrived just in time to smell the fabulous aroma coming from the patio. When I tell you that these crabs were some of the best that I've ever had, then you know that I mean it, cher! Ca cest bon!!

Spicy Cajun Boiled Crabs
 
1 tbs. "Louisiana Brand" crawfish , crab and  shrimp boil/ per dozen crabs
or 2 tbs.'s or more Cajun seasoning /per dozen crabs
1 12 oz. bottle of beer /per 2 dozen crabs
1 lemon, quartered/ per dozen crabs
4 ears of corn, halved /per dozen crabs
8 small red potatoes /per dozen crabs

In a large pot deep enough to accommodate all the crabs, use tongs to place crabs in the pot.
Fill the pot 3/4 full with water, to cover crabs. Add the potatoes, corn, beer, seasoning, and lemon, squeezing the juice into the pot. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until bright red. Remove with tongs and move to an ice chest or large platter. Serve with boiled potatoes and corn with seafood sauce for dipping. Sinfully delicious!




Tangy Hot Seafood Sauce


6 tbs's ketchup
2 tsp.'s horseradish
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco to taste

Mix all together, chill for 1 hour, then serve with crabs.


Bon appetit!

14 comments:

Silver said...

wwwwooooo.. i'll love to get my hands on those crabs.. (i mean when they are cooked, of course!)

~Silver
One Day at a Time

Angie Ledbetter said...

I'm not even hungry yet this morning and that looks yummy!

You really DO live the life, girl. :)

Marguerite said...

Silver- Some of the best crabs on the planet, for sure. Thanks so much for visiting and welcome to Cajun Country.

Marguerite said...

Angie- Just get your crab traps out and hit the Basin. Or better yet, just order from your favorite seafood house. lol

Kora Bruce said...

Girlll, just when I thought I was completely seafooded-out this week, I come over this way and you've got me craving again! I may or may not have just snuck into the fridge and stole 4 leftover fried shrimp from someone else's take-home-box.

California Girl said...

Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum! I am so envious of your fantastic food choices every time I read them. Those look soooo delicious.

Marguerite said...

Kora- I don't know if I've ever been seafooded-out, except maybe once, when I ate seafood for 12 straight days!! I hear you on the fried shrimp, my favorite!! I can't resist those either.

Marguerite said...

Cal. Girl- These crabs are even better than my other favorite crabs.(Chesapeake Bay crabs) Bet you can get really good lobster, there?

Joanne said...

Sounds and looks amazing. I don't think I've ever had boiled crabs, but would love to try them!

Owen said...

Definitely this is cruel and unusual punishment, on the screen it looks so close, but in fact so far...

We used to pig out on crabs from the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland years ago; and they were deeelicious...

Your photo here illustrates where sometimes catching a case of crabs is a wonderful thing ! LOL...

Marguerite said...

So nice to see you, Joanne. Just buy the crabs and let someone else boil them. lol (just follow the recipe) If Cajun seasoning isn't available, use Old Bay (lemon & herb) I don't cook them, but I sure do love eating them!

Marguerite said...

Owen, It's so good to hear from you! You say that you used to eat Chesapeake Bay crabs in Maryland? What a coincidence, as I lived on the Eastern Shore for many years and ate more than my share. Those crabs are "to die for", up there. They really know how to steam em' with that Old Bay seasoning. Yum!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

You have it made in the shade down there!

Marguerite said...

Elizabeth- It's so hot down here that even in the shade, you're melting. Still a lot of fun going on, though! Wish you were here!!