Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Tonight's Dinner : May 4, 2013

I was very excited that I was finally caught up on my blogging and then that night I cooked again.  Blogging never ceases!  It had been a while since I had cooked for my parents.  I was home doing laundry (lots of it) so I thought that I'd cook for my family.  What do we love best?  A crab and shrimp feed of course!

When I went to Ranch 99 to check out the crabs, the dungeness crabs were $7.99/lb.  The tank was full of Rock Crabs that were $3.99/lb.  It was a no brainer.  We had never had them before, but they were actually really good!  I made the mistake of not asking the fish monger to show me the crabs first because a few of the crabs were missing legs. One poor soul was missing all his legs except for his claws.  I felt a little bad for him, but I was going to eat him so it didn't matter. The legs on these crabs are also very tiny.  They are similar in size to a lobster.  While their legs were itty bitty, their claws were very large.  Their shells are also much thicker than dungeness.  I think that Rock Crab is a pretty good substitute. 

Normally, we just boil our crab and prawns and I make a Chinese style dipping sauce.  This time, I tried using Zatarain's crab and crawfish boil.  Thinking that it would drastically change the flavor of the crab, I didn't make the sauce.  I should have made the sauce.  Because there was so much crab and prawns, there wasn't enough seasoning. When have too much crab and prawns been a problem? Regardless of the lack of sauce, we enjoyed out dinner together.

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I'm alive!

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He didn't put up much of a fight. 

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My dad really likes bruchetta and requested to have it as
an appetizer.  "That thing that you made one time.  The toast
with tomatoes on top. Is it hard to make? I like simple."  

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