Crab For Thought - Hot & Spicy To Die For

Crab For Thought -  Hot & Spicy To Die For Recipe

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Mike Chetty



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25 Min
30 Min


  • 3
    tbsp organic coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1
    piece of cinnamon bark
  • 2
  • 3
    cardamom seeds
  • 1 large
    brown onion diced
  • 1
    sprig curry leaves
  • 4
    fat cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp
    fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 1 tsp
    red chili powder
  • 2 tsp
    freshly ground coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground cumin powder
  • 3
    large ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    rock salt
  • 1 bunch
    fresh cilantro for garnish
  • 1 1/2 kg
    fresh crab, cleaned and chopped into half

How to Make Crab For Thought - Hot & Spicy To Die For


  1. Firstly...clean and chop crabs in halves then using a rubber mallet pound crab bodies and legs to enable the sauce to get into the sweet succulent into large dish and cover with cold water...add 2 tsp of salt and let sit for 20 get rid of any impurities and toxins.
  2. Dice brown onion, heat a large cast iron/pan over medium heat before adding 3 tbsp organic edible coconut oil/olive oil. Throw in 1 piece of cinnamon bark,3 cardamon seeds,2 cloves and 1 sprig of fresh curry leaves. Saute for about 3 minutes to allow the oil to extract the flavor from the spices
  3. Chuck in the diced onion and saute for about 8-10 minutes stirring frequently with wooden spoon until onion turns golden brown, careful not to burn.
  4. Next chop up tomatoes and set aside,add the ground garlic and grated ginger and stir,add 1 tsp turmeric powder,1 tsp chili powder,2 tsp ground coriander powder,1.5 tsp cumin powder and keep stirring for a minute, lower heat as dry ingredients tend to stick to the pan.
  5. Next throw in the chopped tomatoes and turn up the heat and stir for 1 minutes and then add 3 tbsp of warm water, 1/2 tsp of rock salt and continue to stir until the tomatoes are melted and a thick sauce is formed.
  6. Add the crab pieces and legs and stir until well coated with the sauce, turn heat down to low, add 1/4 cup of warm water, stir well and cover pan to simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Chop up fresh cilantro to garnish.....serve piping hot with cooked white Basmathi have a box of Kleenex tissues handy .......Enjoy!

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About Crab For Thought - Hot & Spicy To Die For

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Hashtags: #hot #spicy #crab

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