Garlic Boil Recipe from Joe's Crab Shack

Garlic Boil

Yield: 2 Gallons


Item/Amount

1# (w) Whole Garlic, Chopped 1/4 - 1/2" pieces

3 Tablespoons Salt

2 Tablespoons Black Pepper

2 Gallons Water

1/2 Cup Soybean Salad Oil

  1. Place whole heads of garlic with skin in a food processor or use a chef knife to rough chop garlic. Remove any excess stems, skin or discolored pieces.
  2. Combine all ingredients a suitable stock pot.
  3. Bring to a temperature of 212 degrees then lower heat and maintain at a simmer (200 degrees) for minimum of 30 minutes.

Boil must have minimum temperature of 200 degrees and maximum of 225 degrees.


Garlic Flavor Crab Legs:


Place crab legs into the garlic bath and heat to a minimum 6 minutes or until reaching an internal temperature of 155 degrees F.


Transfer into a platter and serve immediately.


Rajin Cajun Flavor Crab Legs:


Place crab legs into the garlic bath and heat to a minimum 6 minutes or until reaching an internal temperature of 155 degrees F.


Place Cajun seasoning, Creole seasoning and melted butter in a mixing bowl, using a rubber spatula mix to incorporate well. Remove crab from garlic bath and add to the mixture. Toss and mix well with a rubber spatula.


Transfer into a platter and serve immediately. Add more seasoning as needed. Good eats.

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Liza Hawkins | (a)Musing Foodie

aMusingFoodie.com | October 2012

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