Whole Blue Crabs New Orleans-style

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
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
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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