Friday, October 3, 2008
HOW NOT TO MAKE CRABS AND TOMATO SAUCE
Guy's cousin raved about Red Pack recipe ready tomatoes, saying nothing else was needed for a fantastic crab-tomato sauce. I was skeptical, but Guy wanted to try it. We bought the tomatoes when we were in New Jersey recently (they're not available in little New Bern.) So Guy opened the can of tomatoes and put them in the pot, heated them up, let them cook for about 10 minutes, then put the cleaned crabs in the sauce and let them simmer for about 1/2 hour. He didn't like the strong oregano taste of the sauce, and the sauce was totally bland, needing something. (It needed onions and garlic sauteed in olive oil, and some salt.) Not to worry, he ate the crabs and did enjoy them. It's just that he's gotten so particular. This is one recipe he won't be making again.