Hey JazzFoodies, speaking about improvisation and variety being the spice of life…One thing I learned when I was young is that Jazz has always set the timbre of my life. The tempo may change, the phrasing may repeat, but with music as your muse, you will always as Ralph Ellison coined it…live with music or die with noise. I hope you dig the variety I selected today…A family fav and poetry.
In the Mix:
Large Shrimp de-headed, but with shells on
Tony Chacheres Original Creole Seasoning (my fav is Morton and Bassett)
2 tbs. black pepper corns
2 large heads of garlic remove skin, discolored pieces and stems (or you could use 2 pkg. peeled garlic)
2 Clusters of Dungeness Crab (approx. 1 lb)
6 Large Shrimp de-headed, but with shells on
1 pkg. Andouille sausage links (chicken is my favorite) sliced on an angle
2 Fresh Corn on the Cob (or you could use cut corn on cob in 3” to 4” pieces)
5-10 little red potatoes with
Two Halves make a whole:
For Garlic Boil: Place garlic and black peppercorns with about 2” water the stock pot (with steamer basket separated). Bring temperature to high then lower heat to maintain a simmer for minimum of 30 minutes. Boil red potatoes until tender about 20 minutes before adding the steampot. Put corn in garlic boil approximately 6 minutes.
Crab Legs: *Note: While garlic boil is simmering,, rinse and rest crab and shrimp with sprinkled sea salt. Also, saute sausage until have a slight carmelized chard.
When the boil is completed, remove the potatoes and corn and place into steamer basket. with crab legs, shrimp, sausage and place basket over the garlic bath (add more water if necessary) and heat and 6 -10 minutes. In a big mixing bowl add Old Bay seasoning, Creole seasoning and melted butter using a rubber spatula mix to incorporate well. Remove crab from garlic bath and add to the mixture add to mixing bowl. Toss bowl with ingredients or mix with a rubber spatula. Transfer mixture onto a platter and serve immediately. Add more seasoning to taste. Bon Appétit! Now that’s Jazz.. Peace & Love Out! JBC 😎 & ❤
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