Crab And Me

Cooking Crab Meat was going to be an experience for me which i anticipated from a very long time. one weekend i decided to buy some crabs which i did the choosing as well. I asked a man who was choosing crabs on what basis does he choose them and he was like “just pick the large ones” 🙂  I guess I should have done some research on how to choose your crab instead asking someone but it was an experience. so finally we got home with our three crabs. I had to wait till next day to cook the crab and I was so impatient that early the next morning I started of by looking for crab recipes. I was so confused on what to cook and how to cook.

read many recipes and followed the instructions on cleaning and cooking only. as usual i decided to experiment with these crabs.

Step 1 – CLEAN, WASH AND PAT DRY. MAKE THE FINAL WASH WITH SALT AND TURMERIC.20140906_111603Step 2- BOIL A POT OF WATER AND SALT, ADD THE CRABS AND COOK FOR 15 MINUTES.20140906_112954

 

AFTER COOKING THE CRABS WILL FLOAT TO THE TOP LIKE THIS –

after cooking

after cooking

THIS IS HOW THE CRAB MEAT LOOKED AFTER FLAKING AND DE-SHELLING. THIS CAN BE USED ON A SALAD AS IT IS. TRUST ME CRAB MEAT IS SO DELICIOUS AND TASTY YOU DON’T NEED ANY FLAVOURING OF SPICES TO ENHANCE ITS TASTE. IT IS SO RICH AND FULL OF FLAVORS.

flaked crab meat

the devil

the devil

a  closer hot look

a closer hot look

I DECIDED TO MAKE A CRAB DEVIL AND SERVE IT WITH SOME FRIED RICE AND IT WENT TOGETHER SO WELL.

CRAB DEVIL RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

3 CRABS COOKED

1 ONION LARGE AND CHOPPED

3 GREEN CHILIES

1 LARGE TOMATO

1 TEASPOON CHILIE FLAKES

2 TEASPOON CHILIE POWDER

1 TABLESPOON TOMATO KETCHUP

1 TEASPOON SOY SAUCE

SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE

1/4 LIMES JUICE

2 TABLESPOON OIL

2 GARLIC CLOVES CRUSHED

 COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

1.  HEAT A PAN WITH THE OIL.

2. SAUTE THE ONIONS AND GREEN CHILLIES.

3. ADD THE CRUSHED GARLIC CLOVES AND STIR.

4. IN A BOWL MIX THE TOMATO KETCHUP, SOY SAUCE, CHILIES FLAKES, CHILIES POWDER, SALT AND PEPPER. MAKE A SAUCE AND POUR OVER THE ONIONS.

5.  ADD THE TOMATOES AND CRABS.

5. MIX WELL TO COAT THE CRABS AND COOK OVER A VERY HIGH HEAT FOR 3 MINUTES AND TAKE OFF.

6. GARNISH WITH CORIANDER LEAVES AND THE LEMON JUICE.

SERVE HOT.

A TIP – IF ITS TOO SPICY ADD SOME SUGAR TO MAKE IT BALANCE OR REDUCE THE CHILIE PASTE TO 1 TEASPOON BEFORE MIXING IT ALL.

fried rice

fried rice

SO CRAB MEAT IS EASY TO COOK.

ITS DELICIOUS.

DON’T FORGET TO GET IT CLEANED FROM THE MARKET AS I’VE READ ITS TOUGH TO CLEAN.

EATING CRABS CAN BE A BIT MESSY SO THE IDEAL PLACE TO ENJOY IT IS WHEN YOUR HOME UNLESS YOUR GONNA HAVE SOME CRAB MEAT STICKS OR SANDWICHES.

IT’S QUIET AN EXPERIENCE COOKING A CRAB FOR THE FIRST TIME BUT YEA I’VE HAD CRAB IN MANY RESTAURANTS 🙂

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