• Stuffed Blue Crabs

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    Servings: 4
    by Tina C
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    Delicious Southern Cookin'


    • 12 Cooked & picked blue crabs
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
    • 1 large sweet red pepper, finely chopped
    • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 25-35 crackers, crushed fine I use Ritz
    • 1 stick of real butter, salted or unsalted your choice
    • Crab boil, such as Zatarain's
    • Fresh or dried parsley, minced
    • Tony Chachere's More Spice Seasoning


    1. Bring 8-10 quarts of water and 1 cup of crab boil to a rolling boil.
    2. Add live crabs and cook for 5 minutes.
    3. Remove from heat and hot soak 15 minutes.
    4. If you like spicy food add ice and cool soak 15 more minutes.
    5. Pick crabs and thoroughly clean shells, set aside.
    6. Saute vegetables and garlic in 2 tablespoons butter until soft.
    7. Sprinkle with crab boil to taste.
    8. Fold crushed crackers into vegetable mixture. Reserve a little.
    9. LIGHTLY fold crab into crackers and vegetables.
    10. Stuff into cleaned crab shells.
    11. Top with a sprinkling of cracker crumbs, butter, parsley & Tony's.
    12. Bake at 400* until crackers are lightly browned, about 15 minutes
    13. You can save a lot of time by buying lump crab meat and baking containers used specifically for stuffed crabs.

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