Joe's Crab Shack Barbecued Alaskan King Crab
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - June 28, 2000
1 onion, quartered
1 1/2 cups white wine vinegar
1 cup catsup
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon celery seed
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3 1/2 pounds Alaskan king crab
In a blender or food processor, pur?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 non-reactive 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.