Thursday, March 23, 2017

Seafood Boil – Crab Boil – Cajun Crab – Dungeness Crab

As promised, here is my recipe for crab boil! The broth is oh, soooo flavorful from the Cajun seasoning, the natural sweet and tasty crab, and the additional element of the Better Than Bullion. This recipe uses a shhhhh ton of garlic so yes, the broth is amazing! The Andouille Sausage, corn, and potatoes are the perfect complement to the seafood. Use real butter or use dairy-free butter for a dairy-free option! The ingredients for the seasoning are so versatile; I used this for my Shrimp and Clam Boil too!

3.5 lbs. Dungeness crab (I used 2 for a total of 3.5 lbs.)
1 bulb garlic, minced (~12 cloves)
2 big red skin potatoes, cut into big cubes
1 big or 2 small ears of corn, cut in thirds or quarters
½ onion, skin peeled, ends cut, cut in half parallel to the ends (yellow onion or sweet onion)
2 small Andouille Sausages, sliced at a diagonal angle
2 ½ cups water
4 tbsp. Cajun seasoning
1 tbsp. peppercorn
3 bay leaves
4 tbsp. butter (or diary-free butter)
1 tbsp. sugar
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 orange, quartered
1 tsp. Better Than Bouillon (chicken) 

Special Tools & more:
Large stock pot

Cut onion in half parallel to the ends

Use non-dairy butter for dairy-free option!

1. Boil potatoes. Want them to be softer than before, but not tender. After 2-3 mins, add corn. Cook potatoes & corn for ~3 mins.
2. Sauté sliced sausages on medium/high for ~2-3 or until browned. 
3. Place large stock pot on the stove and turn heat on medium low. Add: water, Cajun seasoning, minced garlic, peppercorn, bay leaves, butter, salt, pepper, sugar, sliced oranges, and Better Than Bouillon.
4. Turn heat to high and mix the pot.
5. When water boils, add: corn, crab, sausages, and onion. Crab does not need to be on bottom layer of everything, but ½ of the crab should touch the water.
6. Cover pot and cook 10 mins. over a medium boil.
7. Add potatoes, mix, and cover pot. Cook additional 5-8 mins. (the crab I used has a very thin and soft shell. If the crab you’re using has a thicker shell, may need to cook longer). 


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