Spicy Boiled Crabs, Shrimp, Potatoes, Corn, and Garlic Recipe

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  1. In a 7- to 8-gallon kettle bring 5 gallons water to a boil.
  2. While water is coming to a boil, in a deep sink rinse crabs in 2 or 3 changes of water. (Do not fill sink too full or crabs may crawl out.)
  3. Add Zatarain's crab boil or 5 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning, cayenne, salt, lemons, and onions to boiling water and boil 5 minutes. Add potatoes and garlic and boil until tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer potatoes and garlic with a large sieve to a large platter and keep warm, covered with foil. Add corn to boiling water and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer corn with tongs to platter and keep warm, covered with foil.
  4. Return water to a boil. Transfer about 6 crabs carefully with long tongs to sieve, holding them down in sieve with tongs, and turn crabs out into boiling water. Add remaining crabs in same manner. Return water to a boil and cook crabs until just cooked through, about 10 minutes. (To determine doneness, remove a claw and crack it with the handle of a dinner knife. Use Knife to extract meat from claw.) Transfer crabs with sieve to another large platter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning.
  5. Return water to boil and cook shrimp until just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer shrimp with sieve to large platter with crabs and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon Old Bay seasoning.
  6. Serve crabs, shrimp, and vegetables with horseradish cocktail sauce and French bread.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 669.75 Kcal (2804 kJ)
Calories from fat 268.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.83g 46%
Cholesterol 87.68mg 29%
Sodium 11237.42mg 468%
Potassium 869.5mg 19%
Total Carbs 89.3g 30%
Sugars 9.67g 39%
Dietary Fiber 9.63g 39%
Protein 17.93g 36%
Vitamin C 27.8mg 46%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 38%
Iron 4.2mg 23%
Calcium 109.6mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 149.82 Kcal (627 kJ)
Calories from fat 60.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.67g 46%
Cholesterol 19.61mg 29%
Sodium 2513.82mg 468%
Potassium 194.51mg 19%
Total Carbs 19.98g 30%
Sugars 2.16g 39%
Dietary Fiber 2.15g 39%
Protein 4.01g 36%
Vitamin C 6.2mg 46%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 38%
Iron 0.9mg 23%
Calcium 24.5mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.1
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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