I was never a seafood kind of girl growing up. I didn’t like the taste or smell or texture of what I had tried, and I was quite picky. However, when I was dating Rob, he introduced me to crab legs… and much to my (and my family’s) surprise, I really liked them. They were a fun treat to get in a restaurant, but I had never even thought about cooking them myself until I found Iowa Girl Eats’ recipe and decided I had to give it a shot. In fact, this was our New Year’s Eve dinner (hence the champagne in the picture)! Here’s my spin on her recipe:
What You Need:
1.5 pounds of crab legs for 2 people (I snagged them on sale at Harris Teeter)
2 bottles of Stella Artois beer
2 lemons cut in half
1 clove of garlic cut in half
1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning
1 dash of salt and/or cajun seasoning
What You Do:
Thaw the crab legs ahead of time. Once thawed, snip the underside of all the legs with heavy-duty kitchen shears starting at the joint and working your way down the legs (enter: Rob). In the largest pot you have, pour in the two bottles of Stella, the two lemons halved, the clove of garlic halved, the Old Bay seasoning, and a bit of salt and/or cajun seasoning. Bring it to a boil, then place all the crab legs into the pot. Cook in the pot for 5 minutes, and voila!
I had set out some melted butter and lemons to add to the crab meat, but we both thought the meat was SO GOOD that it didn’t need any supplements. I served the crab legs with salad and baked potatoes. Delicious!
I had never thought I’d be cooking seafood in my own house one day, but it sure happened. And since it was so good, it will surely happen again.