Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just Can't Stop Thinking about Crab Legs

It turns out that writing about food will make your friends crave it enough to convince you to head to the grocery store and cook an impromptu dinner. Shortly after work, Anna and I were on the Circulator and headed towards Safeway with the intention of filling her kitchen up with appropriate food for her parent's visit. She wanted to pick up some crab legs for one of the dinners she is cooking for the weekend. Instead, an hour and a half later, we were stocked up with 3 lbs of crab legs, a pound of shrimp, and pasta for our dinner. It is sad to say but both of us could not stop talking about the crab legs while we were in line at the cash register.

We decided to bake the crabs since it sounded more appealing than boiling them. After a spray of Pam, the crab legs were salt and peppered and placed in an oven at 350F for twenty mintues.

With the crab legs, we ate garlic, shrimp pasta. I wish I could write out an accurate recipe for this but I really didn't measure anything out. It was just one of those nights where you throw stuff in a pan and hope it turns out good. It turned out pretty good. Some minced garlic was sauteed in a pan with a mixture of olive oil and butter. Next were the frozen peas, the shrimp, angel hair pasta, a little salt, a little pepper, more olive oil...everthing was topped off with some fresh parsley and voila! Dinner.

The crab legs turned out great. I liked that we didn't have to worry about a big pot of boiling water. Baking the crabs was so easy. And since we didn't have any crab crackers to break our crabs up with, biting down on the salty shell to retrieve the sweet crab meat made the experience that much more enjoyable. And how can you go wrong with garlic, butter, shrimp, and pasta.

Everything was washed down with a classy Budweiser (courtesy of Dave and Dave) Dinner ended with some peanut butter brownies and episodes of Nurse Jackie. ***sigh...burp***

Crab Legs - $15
Angel Hair Pasta - $1.50
Shrimp - $5.99
Brownie Mix - $1.25
Peanut Butter - $1.99
Budweiser - $12 for a case of 18

Dinner for four was about $40.

1 comment:

  1. I definitely thinking baking the crab legs is the way to go now.