Brewer’s Crabfingers Featured

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Issue Date: October, 2009
Serves: Serves 2
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Abita Brew Pub, Abita Springs, LA


  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Pinch of Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 2 to 4 dashes Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • Pinch of paprika
  • 1 pound Louisiana crab fingers
  • 1/2 cup Abita Amber beer


Combine all ingredients except crab fingers and beer in a medium pan and cook over medium heat until butter melts and ingredients blend. Add crab fingers and sauté briefly before adding beer. Simmer to reduce for about 10 or 15 minutes.

Serve with hot French bread for dipping into the buttery sauce.

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