In the sky, a storm was brewing.
Bu Fang was not clear as to how terrible the storms were on the Endless Sea, but at this moment, he did not have anything to dread about this incoming storm.
As he carried the crab, the corners of his mouth raised slightly as he said, "It's almost the end of autumn, so the weather is cool and windy. Eating steamed crabs together is just perfect for this weather."
As Nethery and Flowery looked at him with a weird expression, Bu Fang sat cross-legged on the deck of the Netherworld Ship.
A storm was coming, so how could Owner Bu be so calm and decide to cook right now? Indeed, Owner Bu had such a way of doing things.
Bu Fang took out the Black Turtle Constellation Wok, and with a move of his mind, that pitch-black Black Turtle Constellation Wok floated in front of him.
Opening his mouth, a dark golden flame spurted out, sending it under the Black Turtle Constellation in an instant.
In the sky, the dark clouds were rolling and gathering, and it seemed like there was a heavy feeling covering and suppressing them.
The power and influence brought by the storm on the Endless Sea were much more terrible than on the continent.
Meanwhile, the sea raised great waves. The originally tranquil sea, at this moment, was violent, raising towering waves continuously.
Nethery stood on the bow of the ship, looking into the distance. The sea surface with glittering light was evoked by the storm, raising a series of waves. As the sea waves rolled violently, they slapped on the Netherworld Ship, causing the ship to start rocking unceasingly.
There really was a storm coming.
Nethery took a deep breath, and a profound look seemed to appear within her pitch-black eyes. Then, she turned her head to Bu Fang, seeing that the latter was still concentrating on cooking the crabs.
However, Nethery realized after a moment that Bu Fang was in a daze.
Was Owner Bu in a daze?
Actually, Bu Fang's mind at this moment was doing a fierce exchange with the system.
For steamed big crabs with wine, wine may be good, but actually, beer would be better for it.
However, Bu Fang was staying in the Hidden Dragon Continent, so where could he get beer? What he had were only the Ice Heart Jade Urn Wine and the Frost Blaze Path-Understanding Brew.
It was not impossible to steam crabs with any of those two wines, but it would be better to use them for other crab dishes with big portions.
Since the stingy system did not lift a finger to help, there was no bottle of beer for Bu Fang. He could only choose to steam with the Ice Heart Jade Urn Wine.
First, he took out a large pot, tied the crab's body with a rope, then placed the big crab in the pot. With a move of his mind, two earthen jars of Ice Heart Jade Urn Wine immediately appeared in his hands.
A jar on his left hand appeared, and in the other was another one jar.
When he opened the seals of the earthen jars, a strong fragrant smell flew out. Under the sea breeze, this fragrance flew a great distance.
Rumble! Rumble! Rumble!
After pouring the Ice Heart Jade Urn Wine into that big pot, he let the wine sit there, soaking that big crab to marinate.
While waiting for the crab to marinate, Bu Fang started to prepare Brother Octopus.
The Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife appeared in his hand, and after a little sharpening, the octopus was cut into pieces.
After the soft, fat, and tender octopus was cut, he marinated it with soy sauce.
Bu Fang then took out an Exploding Flame Pepper that was planted in his Heaven and Earth Farmland.
After cutting the Exploding Flame Pepper into pieces, he took out a Scale Tail Scallion and Purple Garlic and sliced them, setting them aside for later use.
At this moment, the temperature inside the Black Turtle Constellation Wok was fiery hot.
As the storm raged, the wind came relentlessly, blowing against Bu Fang's hair and causing the Vermillion Robe to flutter around him.
Cooking in the middle of the strong winds seemed to have a different flavor. Thinking about it, the corners of Bu Fang's mouth raised.
He poured oil into Black Turtle Constellation Wok. When the oil was splashing, he poured the sliced Purple Garlic and Exploding Flame Pepper into it.
When the white smoke fluttered, Bu Fang Bu started stir-frying rapidly.
When stir-frying, the Exploding Flame Pepper constantly boomed, releasing its energy and the spicy savor, which attracted Flowery and Nethery.
Stir-frying for a while as the wok shook, the ingredients in the wok suddenly flashed light in the air.
After a while, Bu Fang poured the sliced octopus into the wok.
It would only take a short time for octopus meat too cook, so this dish required Bu Fang's strict fire control. If the octopus were to be overcooked, the meat would become tough and would spoil the entire dish.
As soon as the octopus got into the wok, its fragrance bloomed instantly, stimulating the appetite of whoever smelled it.
Flowery and Nethery had soon stared at the food in Black Turtle Constellation Wok without blinking. They were really looking forward to it.
Sizzle! Sizzle! Sizzle!
As Bu Fang held a spatula on one hand, he grabbed the Black Turtle Constellation Wok with the other, shaking the wok as he stirred and tossed the ingredients.
The steam was turbulent, and the aroma soared to the heavens.
When the octopus was cooked, it slightly curled. Bu Fang then poured out the cooked octopus onto a clean blue-and-white porcelain plate.
The booming Exploding Flame Pepper seemed to be burning, always exuding flames. Its reflection in people's eyes seemed to shine.
The aroma was billowing, and after smelling for a while, the wind came and blew the aroma away.
But actually, the wind could not blow away Flowery and Nethery's desire for those delicious dishes.
"No rush. Just wait for a bit. The main course is not yet ready," Bu Fang said.
He then went to the big pot and lifted the cover. Inside, the big crab was bubbling in the wine.
Putting the steamer on the Black Turtle Constellation Wok, he took out the crab, cleaned the wine off it, and put it in the middle of that steamer. The wine that had been used to soak the crab was then poured into the wok, using it to steam the crab.
After placing the cover of the steamer, Bu Fang made the Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame burn even stronger.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The flames had risen up, continuously burning the bottom of the Black Turtle Constellation Wok. In an instant, the wine inside the wok started boiling rapidly.
As the wine evaporated, the wine's smell steadily spread out.
In the sky, the black clouds became denser, as though a torrential rain was about to fall on them soon, which would cause one to be shocked.
On the Endless Sea, the waves were getting fiercer because of the raging wind, and the sea surface rippled and rolled violently.
However, Bu Fang remained calm. He sat on the Netherworld Ship as his mind focused on the Black Turtle Constellation Wok, sensing the change in the steamed crab.
The circulation of spirit energy as the meat cooked required strict control.
Lightning appeared in the sky, and a deafening thunder resounded through the horizon.
The sea went crazy, rolling nonstop, surging waves into the sky.
Monstrous waves suddenly appeared from a distance. It seemed like a terrible giant beast, threatening to swallow the Netherworld Ship.
This was the first wave of monstrous waves. They reached as high as dozens of meters and looked like they were about to swallow heaven and earth.
On the Netherworld Ship, however, everyone was not concerned about those monstrous waves.
As the cover of the steamer was lifted, steam billowed from it, hot and dense. The aroma of wine and crab meat all condensed, rolling around people's breaths.
In the steamer, the steamed crab became red. It lay quietly there, releasing its fragrant aroma.
After taking out the crab from the steamer, Flowery and Nethery's eyes suddenly brightened up.
The Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife appeared in Bu Fang's hand, chopping the crab's legs off its body. After that, he removed the shell.
With a sizzling sound, the water droplets fell as the steam billowed and soared to the sky.
Inside the crab shell, there was an orange-yellow crab roe. It was viscous, juicy, and somewhat fragrant. Overall, it looked enchanting.
"This one is really a fat crab..." Bu Fang looked at the crab full of roe, and he couldn't help but sigh.
He picked up the Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife, cut the crab's intestines, lungs, stomach, heart, and other parts, then sliced its body into three portions. Of course, those three steaming portions were for him, Nethery, and Flowery.
When the two received their steamed crab, their eyes narrowed blissfully. It was a kind of joy that came deep from the heart.
The crab roe was taken out by Bu Fang, then placed on a clean blue-and-white porcelain plate.
He then took out a jar of Frost Blaze Path-Understanding Brew, pouring the cool wine into three cups.
Meanwhile, the storm was still raging. The waves surged and soared ceaselessly, causing the Netherworld Ship to shake violently. It would sometimes rise with the waves, then drop down quickly.
It was quite exciting.
In the sky, storm clouds were condensing as lightning streaked across the sky. In the center of that whirlpool, there seemed to be a lightning dragon swirling around.
That lightning dragon immediately struck down from the sky.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
On the deck, Whitey had suddenly appeared. Its eyes twinkled as it held the War God Stick.
As Bu Fang looked at Whitey, the two metal wings behind it opened. In the next moment, it charged toward the lightning in the sky.
Regardless of the danger, it aimed at that lightning without fear and hesitation!
Lightning flashed as Whitey reached the storm clouds.
In the Endless Sea, an oceanic species expert emerged. Because of the storm, the seabed seemed very depressed. A lot of creatures came out to take a breather, just in time to see Whitey flying above the sky.
It brandished the War God Stick, charging fiercely at the lightning. It seemed it wanted to smash that lightning!
However, as the deafening thunder reverberated, the sky was like a sea of lightning as lightning arcs constantly jumped.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Each long lightning struck down, as though it wanted to shatter Whitey.
However, as Whitey flapped its wings, the black hole in its belly emerged. Facing that lightning, it stretched its body, swallowing the lightning in an instant.
This scene shook those who had witnessed it, especially the oceanic species creatures. Their faces all looked like they had just seen a demon.
Someone could actually swallow the lightning above the Endless Sea... Wasn't that scary?
Not knowing what to say about Whitey's hobby of swallowing lightning, Bu Fang shook his head. He then turned to look at the hot steamed crab in his hand.
The sea breeze was blowing, and the weather was cool and refreshing. Eating steamed crab at this moment was just right.
Since the crab was soaked and steamed by wine, its original smell had disappeared. The crab shell became ruddy, and the crab meat was as white as milk.
The aroma still lingered in the air.
Grabbing the crab, Bu Fang bit the meat right away.
With a crunching sound, the soft crab shell was also bitten, causing the crab meat and its shell to enter Bu Fang's mouth together.
As soon as crab meat entered his mouth, the crab meat aroma rose, swirling inside his mouth and nose.
The crab meat was incredibly soft. Within the salty taste that belonged to the sea, its flavor and texture were just right.
The soft crab meat had incomparable smoothness, and the shell in the belly was not that hard. Altogether, the shell and meat had a different flavor.
Eating the white crab meat while drinking good wine in this kind of weather, the storm seemed very pleasant overall.