Yeah!! Had a good Independence Day!! Had good food and drink but laid low on the socializing… Did I tell you that my friends are Freaks??? Blowing things up is only cool for so long!!
So Mrs Serious and I decided to stay home this year and do what WE wanted to do to celebrate…. like watch ‘Marathons’ on TV!! She watched ‘Monk’ on USA while I opted for ‘Mythbusters’ on the Discovery Channel! How patriotic are we?? LOL!
But it WAS the biggest holiday of the summer so of course we had to grill something!! This year we poo pooed the normal hotdogs and burgers and opted to upgrade!! King Crab legs!! They were on sale at our local market so I decided to go for it!! Along with the ‘Legs’, we also had rice from Mr Serious’ Aunt!! ( I’ll post the recipe!)
The crab was GREAT, especially with the ‘butter, lime, tequila’ dip that Mrs Serious made!!!
After dinner, the fireworks started!! Since we live a mere 3 blocks from the the fireworks display, we get to watch them from our backyard!! Of course, 2 of the dogs go crazy from the noise!!
I’m gonna post the rice recipe because I KNOW you will love it!! Also a few tips on ‘grilling’ crab legs1!!
"My Aunt Pat’s Rice"
I swear you will LOVE this!!!!! Trust ME!!!!
You will need:
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cup instant rice
1 can chicken broth plus water to make 2 cups
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 cup parsley ( less if dried)
3/4 tsp poultry seasoning
3/4 tsp salt
Saute onion in butter until golden, Add rice and chicken stock .
Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes,
Add remaining ingredients, stir and mix!~
NOW!! For the Crab Legs!! Lay the legs on a board, white side up! With a sharp knife, cut the shells open so the heat can get inside.
Place the legs on a medium-hot grill, covered, for 10 minutes They are already cooked so all you’re doing is warmimg them up!
One last thing is the dipping sauce for the crab!! Lime, Garlic Tequila Butter Sauce!!! MMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!! Great on Chicken too!!!
Juice of two limes
1/2 cup butter
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
One shot of Good Tequilla!
Melt the butter and add the rest in!
Use it to dip the crab meat into!
So anyhow, Hope you all had a great day because I sure did!! I’ll try to visit you all tomorrow!!
Big Hugs, Bob!!!~