Today I’m starting out by using fresh Dungeness crab outta my home waters of Puget Sound located in Western Washington that I steamed for 12 minutes followed by cooling in a ice and water bath ( yeah Baby )
Prior I started my Louisiana Creole style rice.
1. 2 cups of rice – soaked then rinsed.
2. Sautéed in real butter, garlic, celery and bell pepper – I like 4 oz. of butter for this super tasty recipe (go big here – real butter absolutely is awesome) for five minutes.
3. Add twice the amount of water of rice added – our amount for this recipe will be 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil followed by cooking on low with lid covering pot for 25 minutes.
For aesthetic’s and color I prefer your standard classic American mix vegetable with peas, carrots, sweetcorn and green beans – also I add sliced avocados on the side.
For presentation after my rice, vegetables and crab are all put together I mix everything together in one bowl then I take those portions – add them to cups ( packing somewhat tightly ) then just turn them over and that’s how you get that really cool looking shape once removed from cup.