Over the weekend, we entertained some friends and indulged in some crab, lobster and shrimp. Both Martha Stewart and Better Home & Garden featured a "clam bake". Ever since I saw Mrs. Corn's wedding, I have been craving to do some seafood myself.
So I ventured to the fresh seafood section of the supermarket for the first time. I had blue crab in mind, but the store was out and only had "Duncenness" Crab.
One crab is pretty meaty and enough for 1-2.
We named them Ted and Fred. Here they are playing ball on my kitchen floor.
Fred played fetch with Linda.
Then we gave them "alone time".
In the mean time, I got a stock pot ready with onions, celery, salt, and lemon. When the water begins to boil, put the crabs into the pot immediately and put a lid over the pot. Cook for 10-12 minutes until shell turns red and claws curl up.
RIP Ted and Fred.