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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Spaghetti with Blue Claw Crabs.... No boiling in this house

Crabs in marinara sauce

At minimum, twice a year my family and I go crabbing at the New Jersey shores.
I personally prefer the taste of blue crab over lobster. Here is my recipe:
We like clean crabs

Here is how to clean them:
Stun live blue crab by placing in ice water for five minutes.
Pry off the top shell using the shell's spine for leverage. This instantly kills the crab
Using high pressure water, spray out the entrails (yellow stuff)
Remove spongy gills from both halves and rinse.
Placed cleaned crabs in a baking pan
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 clam juice or doz. clams (if available)
Add 2 cloves garlic chopped
2 tablespoon of chopped parsley
1 red chopped pepper (we prefer hot)
1 green chopped pepper, salt and pepper

Cover baking pan with foil and seal all around

Cook pasta al dente, drain, pour sauce over pasta and serve.

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