Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer Staple - Seafood


Amazingly, it took Parrish and I moving away from the beach to get us to cook seafood for ourselves. When you live on the coast, it’s way easier to go out to a local seafood shack (Dock Street Oyster Bar how we miss you!!) You may remember my Father’s Day Post, with a super simple recipe for a Southern Boil, and my bacon wrapped trout recipe. July 4th weekend, Parrish attempted his own new recipe…CRAB LEGS!!!!

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He also made a “side dish” Southern Boil! :) The crab legs were on special and our friends Alex and Bobby were visiting…like you need a reason to make crab legs anyway!! Parrish and Bobby arranged a sweet set up outside on our deck too!! (It’s our coffee table covered with a layer of plastic and a layer of newspaper!!)

To make the crab legs Parrish used a stock pot with a steaming basket in the bottom. He filled it with 3 inches of water and dropped in a few clusters at a time. He steamed them for 20-30 minutes, but he said you just steam them until they’re pink.

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No plates needed…and I’m pretty sure the stack of forks stayed clean! :)

I may…or may not have taken more than my share of claws…

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Parrish’s brother Morgan heard about the spread and came over!! :)

Making crab legs at home is so much more affordable than having them out!


***Don’t forget to enter in the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Giveaway!!! Leave a comment on the post or email me: marlowapril –at- with which mix you’re dying to try to enter!!

Other fun things to check out:

I love this article on how to have fun without breaking the bank! Game night anyone?

Happiness Can Be Found All Around Without Breaking the Bank
Ideas on making each day wonderful without spending a lot of money.


Allie said...

That looks so amazing!!!! YUM!!!

MoonGoddess said...

dang... now I am CRAVING some seafood.

Can't wait to see you soon!