Sunday, September 7, 2008

Blue Crabs!

My friend Wendy's birthday was this weekend, she is from the east coast, and loves blue crab, so I ordered a bushel of them to have for dinner. This party was so much fun, we sat outside, and had crab, a citrus and avocado salad, hush puppies, corn on the cob, and a yummy carrot cake (I'll post all these recipes very soon). I made a horseradish aioli to go with the crab, but we just ended up eating the crab plain or with a little melted butter. Since the crabs were being flown from the east coast I ordered them pre-cooked so all we had to do was steam them for a few minutes to warm them up.
We had so much fun sitting around the table, pounding the crabs with a mallets and sipping champagne. I shouldn't have ordered so many crabs though, we only ate our way through half of them!

Yummy Crabs!

The Table

Trying to cut off my finger :)


Pam said...

The table looks beautiful! I love the candles. Flying in crab for your friends birthday? You are my kind of friend! Looking forward to the other recipes.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Every time I visit my cousin in Maryland, I make him go out for crabs. The restaurant covers the table with brown paper, and dumps crabs in the center of the table. You get a mallet and a nutcracker, and lots of napkins!