Please tell me how to cook spicy crabs!

Philippines
January 12, 2007 12:41am CST
i like this food but i dont know how to cook it well..please tell me.
6 responses
@maferick (1582)
• Brazil
28 Feb 07
hmm,i love this food too and i will share a great recipe that i found,hope you like ti too:) Spicy Crab Recipe Ingredients : 2 3 6 cloves 2 teaspoons 1/2 teaspoon 10 8 cm (3 inch) 1-2 teaspoons 1 teaspoon 3 teaspoons 4 cups 2 tablespoons 1 tablespoon 2 cups 3 tablespoons Large crabs Medium onions, finely chopped Garlic, finely chopped Finely grated fresh ginger Fenugreek seeds Curry leaves Stick cinnamon Chili powder Ground turmeric Salt Thin coconut milk Desiccated coconut Ground rice Thick coconut milk Lemon juice Method : Remove the large shells of crabs and discard fibrous tissue found under the shell. Divide each crab into 4 portions, breaking each body in half and separating large claws from body. Leave legs attached to body. Put onion, garlic, ginger, fenugreek, curry leaves, cinnamon, chili, turmeric, salt and thin coconut milk into a large saucepan. Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes. Add crabs and cook for 20 minutes. If pan is not large enough, simmer half the pieces of crab at a time. Crab should be submerged in sauce while cooking. Heat desiccated coconut and ground rice separately in a dry frying pan over moderate heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning, until each is golden brown. Put in an electric blender container, add half the thick coconut milk, cover and blend on high speed for 1 minute. Add to curry with lemon juice. Wash out blender with remaining coconut milk and add. Simmer uncovered a further 10 minutes. Serve with boiled rice.
@maferick (1582)
• Brazil
28 Feb 07
sorry the first numbers are 2 large crabs and 3 medium onions:)
@maferick (1582)
• Brazil
28 Feb 07
and 10 curry leaves,sorry again;)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
oh...my fren thanks alot!hope i can work on it excellently!:)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Are you talking fresh shell on crab? If so its so easy, just need a big pot of boiling salted water, and some OLD BAY CAJUN seafood spice. You will find it in nearly any grocery store. Through your crab in and when the water comes back to a boil cook them about 8 to 10 minutes, the shell will be red and the meat tender. Don't over cook. If this is not what you are asking about let me know I have tons of seafood recipes :))
• United States
12 Jan 07
that word is "through" should read throw... shesh getting late here LMAO :))
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
thanks a lot my dear!
@asfi123 (955)
• India
21 Jan 07
hi i found a really intresting recipe for you Spicy Crabs With Coconut Dumplings This is a traditional dish from Tobago in the caribbean........anyone who likes seafood will love this finger likin' dish. ¾ hours 40 min prep Change to: main dish US Metric 3 limes, halved 4 large crabs spicey seasoning 1 tablespoon curry powder 2 teaspoons coriander powder 2 teaspoons cumin powder 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon allspice 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded & finely chopped 2/3 cup olive oil sauce 6 tablespoons oil 6 tablespoons butter 2 large onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 scotch bonnet peppers, finely chopped and seeded 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 quart coconut milk 1 cup tomato ketchup salt and pepper, to taste coconut dumplings 8 ounces finely grated coconut 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 pinch salt Kill and clean crabs-cut in rub lime juice over crabs to clean further- place in bowl. Mix together spicey seasoning ingredients in bowl-then add to crabs. Stir to coat all the crabs with seasoning. Cover, and place in fridge for 2-3 hours. To makea sauce, heat oil and butter together in large saucepan. Fry onion,garlic,and chile until onions are transparent. Add curry powder and coconut milk. Bring to boil,then add seasoned crabs. Lower heat and simmer for approx 20 mins or until crabs have changed color, and meat is tender. Stir in ketchup, season with salt and pepper, cook for further 10 minutes. coconut dumplings:. Mix grated coconut, flour and salt together. Add enough coconut milk to make a firm dough. Form into small balls about size of golf balls, then flatten them with palms of hands. Bring 1 qrt water to the boil, add dumplings. Boil for 10- 15 mins or until cooked. Drain and serve hot with the crabs. hope you like it
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
Split open the crab in two and remove the claws. Saute garlic, onions, chillis, and the crab in a margarine or butter. Put seasoning and a little of salt to taste, add a dash of paprika for color and texture. If desired, you can also put coconut milk into it for a sweet, spicy taste!;)
• United States
21 Jan 07
We use old bay and some worchester sauce in our crabs to give them spice.
• United States
14 Jan 07
I like to use some Zatarain's concentrated shrimp and crab boil liquid. Once you have a rolling boil in your pot just put your crabs and crab boil liquid into the pot. Crabs need to boil at least five minutes depending on their size and I like to let them soak for about thirty minutes so they will have some flavor.