You guys are in for SUCH a treat today! It may surprise you to find a recipe for King Crab on a blog all about cheap cooking, but it is possible to enjoy such a decadent ingredient on a tight budget. I’ve mentioned several times that one of my favorite tips to save money on food is stretching your more expensive ingredients like meat and seafood. If you buy just one or two King Crab legs, you can stretch them with other more affordable ingredients to make an incredible dish that’s perfect for a special occasion.
I’m always excited to come up with new kale recipes. This time of year it’s the only local leafy green I can get. I used to see it in the store but never buy it because I wasn’t sure how to prepare kale, but I finally let my sense of adventure take over, and now when I buy kale I get excited as I think of the possibilities. This kale casserole is what I consider one of my southern recipes, and was one of the side dishes I serve at my local and seasonal Christmas party because it’s so simple to make.
Are you feeling crabby today? Okay, I know, terrible pun. I get it from my father 🙂 I always laugh at his jokes! But seriously, have you tried cooking Dungeness Crab before? I never had, even though I love crab and know that Dungeness Crab is totally sustainable seafood. Only the males are harvested and the females are left to reproduce. I’ve ordered Dungeness Crab at restaurants, but somehow never made it myself, until now. I was at Sam’s Club and saw several Dungeness Crabs for a great deal. The one I got only cost $6 and yielded about 1 cup of meat. I’ve cleaned and cooked crabs I caught in Hawaii, but I realize most people don’t know how to clean and cook a crab, so I thought I’d make a nice photo tutorial for you. Then I have the recipe that I made with it, an absolutely amazing Asian Sauce the crab is fried in. As a bonus, tomorrow I’ll give you a sushi recipe using fresh crab meat. Let’s get crabby!