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BLUE CRAB BOIL

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Ingredients

BLUE CRAB
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoon bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoon lemon
  • 2 tablespoon blue crabs
BLACK OLIVE VINAIGRETTE
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoon bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoon lemon
  • 2 tablespoon blue crabs
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup oilve oil
  • 1/4 cup black oilve tepenade (paste)
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
LEMON CHIVE BUTTER
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoon bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoon lemon
  • 2 tablespoon blue crabs
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup oilve oil
  • 1/4 cup black oilve tepenade (paste)
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup chives
  • 1/3 cup salt and pepper

Preparation

Baking Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine paprika, dry mustard, grated lime zest, thyme, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.

Set aside.

Fill the bottom of a steamer pot with water and add the bay leaf and lemon slices.

Bring to a boil for 5 minutes.

Arrange one layer of crabs in the steamer basket and sprinkle liberally with the spice mixture.

Repeat this process, ending with the spice mixture, until all the crabs are in the steamer basket.

Cover the steamer basket and steam the crabs until bright red (20-25 minutes.)

Place the crabs on a platter or directly on the newspaper lined table and eat immediately.

BLACK OLIVE VINAIGRETTEPut the lemon juice in a bowl and while whisking, slowly add the olive oil.

Stir in the black olive tepenade and pepper to taste.

LEMON CHIVE BUTTERIn a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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