JOE’S CRAB SHACK BARBECUED ALASKAN KING CRAB
Joe’s Crab Shack is best loved and known for their wide variety of crab legs. By following this Joe’s Crab Shack BBQ Crab Legs recipe, you can bring one of the most popular of the restaurant’s flavors into your own home kitchen.
1 onion, quartered
1 1/2 C. white wine vinegar
1 C. catsup
1/4 C. apple juice
1/4 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 C. vegetable oil
2 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. celery seed
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp. cayenne, or to taste
1/2 tsp. turmeric
3 1/2 lb. Alaskan king crab
In a blender or food processor, purÃ©e onion with vinegar until
smooth. Add catsup, apple juice, brown sugar, oil, mustard, celery
seed, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic, cayenne and
turmeric and blend well. Transfer mixture to a medium nonreactive
saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer,
stirring frequently for 20 minutes until sauce is slightly thickened.
Let cool. The sauce can be prepared up to a week in advance and
kept in a covered jar in the refrigerator.
Remove crab from shells. Wash and pat dry. Over hot coals, cook
on an oiled grill set four to six inches from the coals. Brush
crabmeat often with sauce, and turn once. Cook for four to six
minutes on each side, until tender.