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Crab Boil

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The crab boil is a cooked crab abd crawfish recipe prepared with blue crabs. Prepared along with potatoes, corn and onions and flavored with crab boil seasoning and lemon, thecrab boil is simmered to cook and can be served with a side of choice.
  Water 10 Quart
  Crab boil seasoning 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Purchased Or Homemade)
  Salt 4 Teaspoon
  Fresh ears of corn 8 , halved
  Potatoes 8 Small, peeled and halved
  Onions 4 Small, halved
  Lemons 4 , quartered
  Hard shell blue crabs 4 Pound
  Live crawfish 4 Pound

In each of 2 very large pots bring 5 quarts water, 1/2 cup purchased or homemade crab boil seasoning, and 2 teaspoons salt to boiling.
Divide com, potatoes, onions, and lemons between the 2 pots.
Return to boiling.
Reduce heat.
Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
Rinse crabs and crawfish in water.
Add crabs to one pot of boiling water.
Return to boiling.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
Add crawfish to the other pot.
Return to boiling.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 5 minutes.
To serve, with a slotted spoon remove crabs, crawfish, corn, potatoes, and onions to a serving platter.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 217 Calories from Fat 15

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g2.7%

Saturated Fat 0.31 g1.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 102.5 mg34.2%

Sodium 421.7 mg17.6%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.5%

Sugars 3.7 g

Protein 22 g44.1%

Vitamin A 5.4% Vitamin C 33.9%

Calcium 7.6% Iron 9.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Crab Boil Recipe