Oven-Baked Garlic Crabs
Most often you will find whole crabs available in restaurants boiled. Here's a great way to prepare them without the boiling pot. This is definitely a recipe where you should use your judgement on measuring out your seasonings.
12 whole crabs, cleaned
2 cups butter
1 cup olive oil
20 cloves garlic
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
1 tablespoon hot sauce, or to taste
1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic, or to taste
Preheat oven to 400℉.
In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Pour in oil to prevent butter from burning. Add garlic cloves, diced onion, celery, bell pepper, green onion, parsley, and bay leaves. Stir constantly to prevent garlic from scorching. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, black pepper, red pepper and granulated garlic.
Place crabs in a sligle layer in a large baking dish with a 1 to 2-inch lip, and pour garlic butter mixture over crabs.
Bake until crabs are cooked to your liking, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm with hot French Bread.
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