Paula Deen's Boiled Crabs in Garlic Butter

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by riffraff

I got this from FoodTV. I get my crabs, live from the Asian market. Serve with tons of napkins as this is a messy dish but totally delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot drop crabs into boiling water, making sure water covers the crabs.
  2. Add Old Bay and salt to boiling water and crabs.
  3. Cook until crabs are red, approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Let crabs cool to the touch.
  5. Remove the lungs (they can be found by lifting the back shell up, they look like"fingers").
  6. Leave any roe in there and also leave the claws attached.
  7. Crack crabs down the middle, making 2 pieces of each crab.
  8. In a deep skillet, melt the butter and add garlic and parsley (I always add a little Tony Cacheres or cayenne too).
  9. Place the crabs in the butter mixture, coating them and then place on a platter.
  10. Pour remaining butter from skillet onto the crabs before serving.
  11. Serve with bread to sop up the extra butter on the platter.

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