Bourbon Cider BBQ Soft Crab over Savory Grits Entrée

LEVEL: Easy 60 MINS 8 SERVINGS

No hassle, no mess, we do the cleaning for you. Just enjoy the BBQ and the company. This meal is ideal for a great group of friends and some brews. Let us know what you think of this!

Ingredients
  • 8 Handy Soft Crab (Jumbo), Thawed
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Cornmeal – Coarse
  • Dash Sea Salt / Black Pepper

Bourbon Cider BBQ

  • 1 Cup Apple Cider
  • ½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 TBSP Bourbon
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • ½ Cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 TBSP Molasses
  • 2 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • ½ TSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • To Taste Sea Salt & Black Pepper

Grits

  • 4 Cups Grits, Cooked
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 4 TBSP Bacon, Rendered – Rough Chop
  • 4 TBSP Charred Corn
  • 2 TBSP Scallions, Chopped
  • To Taste Sea Salt & Black Pepper
  1. Pat dry crabs and dredge in the cornmeal / flour mixture until coated…shake off excess
  2. Heat oil to 350°F in a heavy bottomed pot / fryer / Dutch oven
  3. Add crabs to the oil, fry 2 minutes, flip, and repeat process
  4. Remove from the oil onto a rack or paper towel-lined sheet pan and let cool for one minute
  5. BBQ Sauce: Place all ingredients into a heavy bottomed saucepan, bring to a low simmer, reduce until thickened…about 20 minutes…keep warm
  6. Cook grits according to manufacturer’s instructions
  7. Fold in the cheddar cheese until slightly melted
  8. Fold in the bacon, corn and scallions

Sides

  • Smothered Collard Greens