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 !