When you make an easy crab pot- roast, the sauce is really the key.
But what’s the secret?
Here are 10 things you need to know to get started.
The easiest way to cook the crab pot is to cut a length of white-tipped, long-handled steak into 4 or 5 chunks.
Put the steak in a large pot with a small lid, and add 1-3 cups of water.
Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes, until the meat is cooked through.
If you have a larger pot, you can cook it for an hour.
The size of the pot.
You can cook the pot on the stovetop or on a griddle or in a Dutch oven.
Once you have the crab in the pot, place the pot in the oven and turn it every 20 minutes or so. 3.
This is important, because when you cook it, the crab sauce absorbs some of the flavor.
For example, you could use chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
How to cook it.
Use a large saucepan or heavy-bottomed pot.
Add the water and cover with a clean towel or cloth.
Boil the pot for 30 minutes.
When the pot is almost done, turn off the heat.
Place the lid and allow the sauce to simmer for 15 minutes.
You can remove the crab meat from the pot if it begins to stick to the bottom.
How long to cook.
In my family, we cook the sauce overnight and serve it with rice or pasta on Sunday mornings.
Cooking it in batches.
To make the sauce more flavorful, you want to cook a bit at a time.
The easiest way is to use a pot or pan with a rimmed bottom, and cook the dish on top of the rimmed pot, about 15 minutes at a maximum temperature of 350°F.
Cook it in a single pot.
If you want, you have one pot for the crab and one for the pot roast, but it’s not necessary.
Using a lid.
Place the lid on the pot and turn the heat on low.
Place a clean dishcloth on the rim of the cooking pot and cover the pot with that.
If you have access to a Dutch-style oven, you’ll need to cook on the top burner, which should be on medium-high.
Cooking the crab.
Before you start, be sure to rinse your crab.
If the crab is not completely cooked, you should still have about 1/2-inch of liquid left over.
Heat the lid of the pan on medium heat.
When it starts to get hot, add the crab, and wait for it to turn translucent.
It should take about 20-30 seconds.
If the pot does not turn translucent, add another 1-2 tablespoons of water to the pot or the pan.
After about 20 seconds, the liquid will start to boil and the liquid should be bubbling.
It’s okay if the liquid looks cloudy.
You should hear the crackling sound of the liquid bubbling as it boils.
Remove the pot from the heat and add more water if needed.
When the sauce reaches the desired consistency.
It’s important to cook all the crab thoroughly, but you can also simmer the crab for an additional 20-40 minutes to finish off the flavors.