"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Crab Boil with Beer and Old Bay Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sandra Sumi

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 qts water
48 oz. light beer
1 c Old Bay
3 Tblsp kosher salt
6 lemons, halved, plus wedges for serving
4 garlic heads, halved
3 small yellow onions, halved with root ends intact
2# small red potatoes, halved
2# andouille sausage, cut into 3 inch pieces
8 medium size ears corn, halved
4# live blue crabs

Directions:
Directions:
Combine water, beer, Old Bay, salt, lemons, garlic, and onions in a large (8-10 qt.) stockpot; bring to a boil over medium high. Add potatoes, sausage, and corn, and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, remove all solids from pot, and spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or newspaper.

Return cooking liquid to a boil; add crabs, and cook until shells are bright orange and crabmeat flakes easily, about 10 minutes.

Serve crab with potatoes, sausage, corn and lemon wedges.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I like to make a dipping sauce of soy sauce diluted with some water and vinegar.

This recipe is from Southern Living.

 

 

 

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