Whether you gather with your family or friends, spending time together is an excellent way to catch up and bond with each other. While dinner is often a good way to spend that quality time together, you should consider taking your meal to the next level. Instead of a traditional dinner of roast beef and potatoes, why not do a crab boil? It’s a fun way to eat and not something that is done all the time, so it will help create lasting memories for your guests. Here’s how you can have an amazing crab boil.
Prepare the Food
When choosing what food to serve for your boil, you need to decide what type of crab to include. You could include whole blue crab Plano, or you could choose frozen pre-cooked crab claws and legs.
After you know what crab you want to use, decide what else you want to have. Traditionally, crab boils also have corn on the cob, potatoes, sausage, onions and sometimes even eggs.
To cook the food, you simply bring a large pot of water to a boil with a seasoning packet and toss in your food. You want to start the potatoes first because they take the longest to cook. Then add everything else in according to their cook time.
When the food is done, simply drain the water, and enjoy the meal.
Prepare the Table
The best way to eat a crab boil is straight off the table outside. Line your table with butcher paper or newspaper, and simply dump the cooked food onto the table. Try to arrange the food so that everyone can easily reach each type of food.
While you could use plates if you wanted to, you don’t have to. The paper on the table can be used as the guest’s plate. You will want to make sure that you have buckets or bowls for guests to throw their finished corn cobs or crab shells. Additionally, don’t forget to include nutcrackers or crab mallets to make eating the crab a bit easier.