Wednesday, May 14, 2014

      Summer will be here in a blink of an eye (I's hot as hades already but uh by the way,  this IS Florida, what do ya want anyway)? So, in celebration of sweat and heat stroke, let's do something summery, let's get the blender out, fix a frosty, tropical  little (or big) tasty, boozy treat and head over to the freezer to check out what's in store for us and our summer feast. Oh wow, I get it & it's fantastic...a crab boil!! Yup, our 1st crab boil of the summer - how simply tantalizing!
     This is what I've got...
     1. 2lb bag frozen crab legs (no need to thaw)
     2. 1 14oz pkg sausage cut into 1/2 in slices (I have kielbasa in the fridge but you use what you
     3. 1lb lrg shrimp, tail on (cleaned and de-vained)
     3. 1lb potatoes cut into large chunks
     4. 4 ears sweet corn cut into 2in pieces
     5. 1 red onion, quartered
     6. 2 32oz cartons reduced sodium chicken broth (your crab boil will be way to salty if you use reg
         broth, trust me)
     7. 1 12oz can light beer (use light, trust me again)
     8. 1/4 cup Old Bay seafood seasoning
     9. 4 cups water
   10. 4-5 bay leaves
   11. a little veg oil for the bottom of the pan
   12. pepper, as much as ya like
        This has got to be one of the easiest and DERN TASTIEST recipe you will ever make, plus
it's great for a crowd...your company will LOVE you!! Crank up the blender one more time, grab a large stockpot and let's get crabby!!
 Drizzle a couple teaspoons of oil into your stockpot and heat on med - high heat.
 Brown the sausage. Dump in the broth, water, beer, seafood seasoning, some pepper and bay leaves.
 Stir it up then throw in the corn, potatoes & onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat.
 Simmer, uncovered for about 20-25 mins until the potatoes are just tender.
 Add the crab then after about 5 mins toss in the shrimp. Cook just long enough to heat the shrimp
 (don't overcook the shrimp...YUCKY)! Drain and remove bay leaves.
 Now ladle all that fabulousness into some big ol' bowls & with butter and some crusty bread,,,
 have at it!!! A few more tropical drinks and you'll swear your at the beach :) Out of control and
 simply...DERN TASTY!!! 

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