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« on: June 12, 2017, 07:27:35 PM »

  I'm not giving up on steaming but I'd like to try a boil like they do down south with some Zaterans seasonings. How long to cook the various items like taters, corn, carrots, onions and of course some blue crabs. Any recipes with timing appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 09:15:59 PM »

Check out you tube they have what you are looking for. Gives step by step and amount of time for each. good luck with your boil.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 09:18:49 PM »

Give capt. ron a shout. He's the resident New Orleans expert about those things. He might even convert you to the boil thing! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 09:41:18 AM »

Until you hear from Ronnie, search YouTube for "Southern Boyz Outdoors" - They have how to videos posted for crab boils.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 10:14:35 AM »

Somebody said BOIL Shocked Shocked.

to much to write so just give me a call and I'll talk you through the process.  I'll be available all day watching the rain drops. 

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 04:07:40 PM »

Capt Rons offer would handle all your questions.
There was a topic that had a recipe that I posted times and ingredients at the bottom.
My favorite is a shrimp boil, where the shrimp are put in last, and the fire turned off as soon as they hit the boil, than let set for a couple minutes. Timing on the shrimp is to err on the side of less not more, to prevent shell sticking.
When you do a boil with all the ingredients, I usually remove the sausage and vegetables before cooking the shrimp or crabs separately. You usually need the space with smaller cookers. 
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https://www.bluecrab.info/forum/index.php?topic=77118.0
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2017, 09:21:05 PM »

  Thanks to Capt Ron for giving me some advice and pointers which I will be trying in the coming weeks.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 05:00:26 AM »

Buying crab meat this year I liked steamed Louisiana Jumbo Lump the best. Venezuela Jumbo Lump Blue Crab meat was the best looking with large, white , moth ball sized lumps . However,the taste was bland . I was told by the fish monger that was because they boiled their crabs instead of steaming them. Let us know if there is a difference. It may be hard to tell with all the Cajun spices .
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 09:20:56 AM »

You have probably already gotten your answer but look at You Tube for "Low Country Boil".
I will go and watch occasionally for kicks and memories of good times!
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 06:01:38 PM »

   I tried my "Boil" on Monday using advice from Capt Ron. We had potatoes, corn, onions, some Italian sausage made from a DE deer, Zaterans seasoning, and of course fresh caught crabs. While I won't say they were better than steamed with JO's, they were dang good and I will probably do it again, maybe Zaterans and JO's.
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 09:25:15 PM »

I keep a large shaker of Zatarain's seasoning on the shelf with the rest of my crab steaming stuff. Sometimes when I'm in the mood for a change I put a few heavy shakes on every layer of crabs along with the regular seasonings. Adds a little different kick.
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2017, 11:01:01 AM »

I've always boiled them.   My father's recipe

Love it that way.  Lately Zataran ( spicy and regular).  Have cases of it.  I used to be McCormack pickling spices.  McC got too expensive.

Use other condiments with the spices.  Vinegar, beer, catsup, etc.

I'd take that over steamed.  But I'm a bit biased growing up on them too.
 

   I tried my "Boil" on Monday using advice from Capt Ron. We had potatoes, corn, onions, some Italian sausage made from a DE deer, Zaterans seasoning, and of course fresh caught crabs. While I won't say they were better than steamed with JO's, they were dang good and I will probably do it again, maybe Zaterans and JO's.
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2017, 11:41:47 AM »

Thanks Gary.  I'm glad you liked them. Its just a different way of cooking crabs.  Like anything else some will love 'em and some won't care for 'em.

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