Chai-Grilled Alaska Snow Crab

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Chai-Grilled Alaska Snow Crab

Chai-Grilled Alaska Snow Crab
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins
 1 teaspoon kosher salt
 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
 2 to 3 cups prepared chai tea
 4 pounds Alaska Snow Crab clusters, frozen
1

Mix the salt and butter into the chai tea – the salt will balance out some of the sweetness in the tea and the butter will give it some depth.

2

Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Snow Crab under cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Marinate crab in chai for 15 to 20 minutes, to allow flavor into shells.

3

Preheat grill to 400ºF. Tear an 18-inch sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil so that it is 4-inches longer than the seafood. Spray-coat the dull side of the foil; place crab on foil with some of the marinade. Bring the sides of the foil together and fold over several times to seal, leaving room for air circulation inside.

4

Transfer packet to grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with grilled seasonal vegetables and a little more melted butter for dipping.

TIMER
15 Minutes

NUTRITION FACTS
Nutrients per serving (without sides): 547 calories, 9.5g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 16% calories from fat, 330mg cholesterol, 107.5g protein, 0g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 3615mg sodium, 151mg calcium and 2230mg omega-3 fatty acids.

Recipe by Alaska Chef Erik Slater: "I have been infatuated by the flavors of Chai lately. There is so much going on in this tea – it’s crazy. Pairing it with fish seemed so natural, so why not add it to grilled crab? I use the Tazo brand in the box, but you can use whatever you like."

      
Recipe and photo courtesy of The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
      

Ingredients

 1 teaspoon kosher salt
 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
 2 to 3 cups prepared chai tea
 4 pounds Alaska Snow Crab clusters, frozen

Directions

1

Mix the salt and butter into the chai tea – the salt will balance out some of the sweetness in the tea and the butter will give it some depth.

2

Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Snow Crab under cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Marinate crab in chai for 15 to 20 minutes, to allow flavor into shells.

3

Preheat grill to 400ºF. Tear an 18-inch sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil so that it is 4-inches longer than the seafood. Spray-coat the dull side of the foil; place crab on foil with some of the marinade. Bring the sides of the foil together and fold over several times to seal, leaving room for air circulation inside.

4

Transfer packet to grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with grilled seasonal vegetables and a little more melted butter for dipping.

Chai-Grilled Alaska Snow Crab

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