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Carolina Crab Boil

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.

Makes

4 servings

This pot is a fun way to feed a crowd for a tailgate. You can serve it two ways: Drain the cooking liquid and pour out the pot on a paper-lined table so folks can dig in, or serve it as a stew in its liquid over hot rice. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) light beer or 1-1/2 cups additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup seafood seasoning
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 4 medium ears sweet corn, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • 1 medium red onion, quartered
  • 2 pounds cooked snow crab legs
  • Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown sausage. Stir in broth, water, beer, seafood seasoning and bay leaves. Add vegetables; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Add crab; heat through. Drain; remove bay leaves. Transfer to a serving bowl; season with pepper.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 420 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 143mg cholesterol, 2206mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 40g protein.