I most certainly did not think I would be making a post about this today. I love surprises!!! Especially when it comes in the form of food.
Earlier this afternoon a friend dropped around to bring my son home. He was carrying a pretty hefty garbage bag. Inside the bag, a whole load of king crab legs. I haven't had these in years and years. So long, that I really cannot remember the last time at all. So, he told he end ended up with surplus and there was no way they could eat them all. So, lucky for me, I had a solution.
If I have to think about things I miss from my home (apart from the obvious like family and friends), this kind of food is one of them. As it turns out these came from Nova Scotia, so not too far away from home. I'll take it! Sometimes, after living years and years away from a home and a culture that you grew up with, you start to form your own new kind of culture. Then food like this, gives me a really good reminder that I am a Newfoundlander at heart and always will be!
Steamed King Crab with Garlic Parsley Butter
To steam the crab
About 2 kg of king crab legs
2 Cups480 ml of water
For the garlic parsley butter
3-4 Tablespoons of butter
3 garlic cloves, crushed
Small bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped
In a large boiler set over high heat, add the water and bring it to a boil. Add a little salt and the crab legs. Now the legs I am using are already cooked. So basically I just want to steam them quickly to reheat them. Mine were unfrozen, and I only steamed them for 3-4 minutes then removed them from heat.
In a small sauce pan melt the butter and add the garlic. Bring to a sizzle and remove from heat. Add in the parsley and it is ready.
Serve the crab legs alongside the garlic butter for dipping.
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