Whole Blue Crabs New Orleans-style

TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Salt
  • 1 bouquet garni ( parsley, thyme, and bay leaf tied together)
  • 1/2 cup crab boil
  • 3 lemons, cut in 1/2
  • 2 garlic heads, split in 1/2, plus 3 cloves, peeled
  • 5 whole ears corn, shucked
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 3-inch long pieces
  • 6 whole blue crabs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
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      Directions

      Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add bouquet garni, crab boil, lemons, halved garlic, corn, and sausage. Add blue crabs and cover. Cook for 10 minutes or until crab is cooked through.

      In a small saute pan over medium heat, melt butter with the 3 peeled garlic cloves. Simmer the butter for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and discard the garlic cloves.

      Remove the crabs, corn, and sausage from the crab boil and serve on newspaper, with butter sauce over top.

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