Ready? Here it is: I'm going to write about something other than ice cream.
Hey, ice cream, where are you going? Wait, I can explain. It's not you, it's me. Can we still be friends?
Where was I? Oh right.. Don't worry- ice cream is still my favorite thing to make, and it will maintain its rightful prominence here. Don't think of this as a betrayal- think of it more as answering the question 'What can i serve WITH all this incredible ice cream?'
Besides, you and I both know that you'll eventually get bored of reading yet another 'I made some ice cream (albeit pretty awesome ice cream), and then I ate it' post.
And before you ask, yes, I made Katie put them in the boiling water. Why? Because they were still alive and moving, and I wanted no part of that.
Before you start questioning my masculinity.. two things. First, yes, of course Katie wears the pants around here. I've never made any secret of that. And second, a couple years ago we got some whole squid from a market in Chinatown, and she made me clean and prep them because they grossed her out.
So really, this wasn't about my not wanting to kill some poor crabs before I cracked opened their shells and ate their delicious meat. It was about maintaining the balance of power in my kitchen.
Hey, stop shaking your head. Don't judge me!
Fine. You know what? Let's just move on.
They were really easy to make:
- Fill a pot with some water and bring to a boil.
- Add the crabs, and once the water returns to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
- Remove the crabs from the water, and once they're cool enough to handle, remove the shell and eat. They're delicious.
And before someone goes into ice cream withdrawal (yes that's a real thing, look it up), I made Peanut Butter & Honey ice cream a few days ago. Check it out: