Oven Baked Garlic Crabs
|PREP TIME: 1 Hour||SERVES: 4-6|
This crab recipe calls for forty cloves of garlic. Once the cloves have been sauteed in the butter sauce and baked with the crabs, they become quite sweet and perfect for spreading on French bread along with the butter, dipped from the baking pan.
|1 dozen hardshell crabs, cleaned||1/4 cup chopped green onions|
|1 pound melted butter||1/4 cup chopped parsley|
|1 cup olive oil||2 bay leaves|
|40 cloves of garlic||Worcestershire sauce to taste|
|1/4 cup chopped onions||Louisiana Gold Pepper Sauce to taste|
|1/4 cup chopped celery||salt & cracked black pepper to taste|
|1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper||French bread for dipping|
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large saute pan melt butter over medium high heat. Add olive oil to the butter as this will help flavor the crabs and keep the butter from burning. Add garlic, onions, celery, bell pepper, green onions, parsley and bay leaves. Stir the mixture constantly to keep the garlic cloves from scorching. This is very important since garlic which is over-browned will take on a bitter taste. Add Worcestershire sauce, Louisiana Gold and season to taste using salt and pepper. Place the crabs in a large casserole dish with one to two inch lip and cover with garlic butter mixture. Bake for 15-20 minutes, remove and serve warm with hot French bread.