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Low Country Boil | The Sportsman’s Table

We’re on the beautiful Waccamaw River at Deck 383 with another great recipe. This episode’s guest chef is Carol Penagos. Carol is a sous chef for Strand Catering in Myrtle Beach. Carol is cooking up a crab boil for two! Typically, a crab boil is done for a large quantity of people but in this recipe, she’s “boiled” it down for only two!

LOW COUNTRY BOIL FOR TWO

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of potatoes
  • 1 pound of Large shrimp
  • 1 pound of mussels
  • ½ pound of little neck clams
  • 1-2 cups of crab boil mix ( we prefer 7 Seas Crab boil mix, or Old Bay )
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • ½ cup of diced celery
  • 2 tbs of minced garlic
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 3 lemons ( 2 of them cut in half, 1 of them slice into 8 wedges)
  • 1 can of beer (we prefer New Souths White Ale)
  • 2 ears of corn cut into 3- 4 pieces
  • 3 quarts of water

Directions

In a large stockpot on med high heat add oil, once oil is hot add the onion, garlic and celery and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add your crab boil mix. Take the 2 halved lemons and squeeze into the pot, toss them into the pot when done. Add 1 can of beer. Let simmer for 10 minutes. You want a nice aromatic broth with plenty of salt and spice. Don’t be afraid to taste test it. Then add 3 quarts of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Add about 1 pound of small potatoes to the boiling water and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender about halfway through. Then add the sausage and corn together into the boiling water. Boil for about five minutes. Ensure all contents are covered in liquids during cooking process and stir occasionally. Add the clams and mussels and cook for 8-10 min or until they open. Add shrimp and turn the heat off, cover the pot and let set for 15 minutes. You can serve it the traditional way by draining the contents and then spreading them over newspaper on a table so that you both can get to all the items. Or you can strain the items out into individual portion size bowls.

Drain the water from the pot and dump the entire contents on a table covered with several layers of newspaper. It’s okay to use a platter or large bowl, but low country boil is traditionally served in the middle of the table so everyone can just reach in and help themselves

Deck 383 Crab Cakes | The Sportsman’s Table

Chef Jermaine Alston serves up delicious crab cakes Deck 383 style.

Crab Cakes & Slaw with Chipotle Tarter Recipe

Chef Jermaine Alston

Ingredients:

Crab Cakes (makes 10 orders of 3 ounce crab cakes):

  • 1 pound of claw meat
  • 1 pound of backfin meat
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ounces of oil or butter
  • 2 cups of flour or seafood breading

Slaw:

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 head of cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ head of purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 ounce of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chipotle tarter:

  • 1 ½ cups of mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of sweet relish
  • ¼ cup of dill relish
  • ½ teaspoon of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of chipotle peppers, drained and chopped fine)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Crab Cakes: Pick crab meat to get excess shells out.  Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Mix well and portion, in seafood breader or flour,  into 3 oz. cakes.  In a saute pan, heat 3 ounces of oil or butter.  Add crabe cakes and cook until golden brown on one side.  Flip over and put in oven, at 400 degrees, for 8-10 minutes.

Slaw: Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Add salt and pepper, at the end, to taste.

Chipotle tarter: mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Add salt and pepper, at the end, to taste.

Blue Crab and Grits Recipe

For the sauce

  • 2 cups of your favorite Grits
  • ( I used Geechie Boy blue grits from Edisto Island SC)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup white wine, Chardonnay
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2oz diced candied jalapenos
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt
  • For lemon and garlic topping
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, from 1 medium lemon

Instructions

Cook Grits according to package directions.

In large pan over medium high heat melt butter in olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Add white wine, lemon juice and candied jalapenos. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Add lump crab meat and stir to mix well. Add ½ cup of Parmesan and kosher salt; stir. Pour sauce over the grits. Top with Lemon Zest, Garlic, Parsley and some more Parmesan cheese (optional)and serve.

SERVES 4

Chef Ed Dombrowski
Lees Farmers Market
Murrells Inlet, SC