Sunday, November 8, 2009

Suck on What?

For months I've been hearing the buzz about The Boiling Crab and have yet to try it until this weekend. After first attempting to dine in at the location on Brookhurst in Garden Grove, we decided just to do take out since the wait was over an HOUR! (Mind you, it was still early in the evening, a mere 5:45PM!) The take out menu is actually ordered at The Boiling Crab To Go, which is just a few stores down from the main location in the same strip mall. To Go was just as crowded, but we were able to order quickly.

1 lb. blue crab, 1 lb. shrimp, 1 lb. crawfish, corn on the cob, and Cajun fries.

The shellfish comes with a choice of seasoning: Rajun Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Butter, or THE WHOLE SHA-BANG! - meaning all three. Of course, I had to get THE WHOLE SHA-BANG!

Take out orders conveniently come with a large piece of butcher paper because the crack-and-eat meal sure gets messy! Each shellfish was bagged separately and filled with generous portions of the deep red, mildly spicy goodness of sauce. The sauce is really what makes the meal here at The Boiling Crab. It balances the right amount of butter and citrus, packs the perfect punch of spice, and adds just enough freshly chopped garlic to leave a unique, but not overpowering taste on your palate. The large shrimps are steamed whole, so when you crack off the head and suck out the creamy matter, you get a generous portion of the flavorful sauce as well. The shrimp itself was tender and meaty; and although already drenched in sauce, I couldn't resist going in for double dips.

After the feast!...

Definitely a winner, but go early to avoid the hour wait!

The Boiling Crab
13892 Brookhurst St.
Garden Grove
The Boiling Crab ToGo
13908 Brookhurst St.
Garden Grove

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