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Garlic Butter King Crabs

Butter Garlic King Crabs -

A crab lovers Paradise & Reliving fresh seafood from Goa !

Today’s a very special day , we have a family celebration & what more than making their favourite food !!!

So on the lunch menus for the day was -

king size butter garlic Crabs !

3 huge Absolutely fresh ,

big huge King size Pomfret ....

with my moms recipe , followed by Goan Prawn curry & rice ... A big thanks to my mom to not only teaching me how to cook these yummy seafood recipes , It was her who gave me the lead of the availability of these from her own Fish monger too !!

so Today’s lunch is totally dedicated To Mom !


2 kg size crabs ( 2 whole big ones if possible ) 

2 tables olive oil

100 gm butter , chopped into pieces .

12 -15 garlic cloves, crushed & chopped

1/4 cup fresh parsley or Cilantro chopped

 1 Tbsp crushed red pepper

1 crumbled chicken cube ( knor s) optional

1-2 lime juiced .

1 cup warm water ( for steam cooking crab)

salt to taste

1/2 tsp freshly crushed pepper . 

juice of 1 lemon

additional Garlic butter sauce - ( optional ) 

* 100 gm salted butter 

* 2 lemons, juiced (about 6-8 tablespoons)

* 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (optional) or 1 tsp dried

* 5-6 small garlic cloves, chopped


wash , scrub away all debris , stringy hair , from the crab , 

cut into manageable pieces , crack open the claws 

wash thoroughly & drain , keep aside ready to toss in the garlic butter . 

Pour olive oil in a heated wok , 

add the chopped butter & swirl around to melt evenly without browning or burning butter 

add garlic, parsley and crushed red pepper. 

season with salt & freshly crushed pepper to taste .

Place evenly the crabs over this & toss well to cook through with 1/2 cup of warm water 

cover & steam the crabs about 10-15 minutes depending on size of crabs. 

Baste with butter/olive oil mixture 2 times during steam time 

pour some of the yummy butter/olive oil mixture over crabs ,squeeze lemon juice on top. Serve remaining butter/olive oil mixture in a small ramekin. Enjoy!

Garnish & serving Tip-

garnish with chopped parsley & cut lemon

best served on its own as a first course

followed by Prawn or a fish curry & rice !

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