Winter in my UpperLeftUSA Kitchen

Another great seafood lovers story ????

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.

Vegetables ???? ???? 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.