Creole Spiced Blue Crabs with Green Onion Dipping Sauce

  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

1 gallon water

1 onion, chopped

2 celery stalk, chopped

2 lemons, halved

1 jalapeno, halved

1 head of garlic, halved

3 sprigs of fresh thyme

2 bay leaves

2 tablespoons Crab Boil

3 pounds blue crabs

3 bunches of green onions

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1 quart chicken stock

Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. In a large pot, combine the water, onions, celery, lemons, jalapenos, garlic head, thyme, bay leaves, and Crab Boil. Season the water with salt and pepper. Bring the liquid up to a boil. Add the blue crabs and cook for about 15 minutes. Remove the crabs from the water and cool in a bowl of ice water. Cool the crabs for about 5 minutes and remove from the water. In a saucepan, combine the green onions, garlic, and chicken stock.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the liquid up to a simmer. Cook the liquid for 10 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat. Using a hand-held blender, puree the sauce until smooth. Strain the sauce through a fine mesh strainer. Reseason with salt and pepper if needed. Pile the crabs on a platter and serve with the dipping sauce.