Northwest Dungeness Crab Curry

Recipe by Ashley U
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Drop in the crabs and cook until they stop moving, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the crabs from the pot and cool.
  • When they are cool enough to handle, pull of and discard the top shell.
  • Scrape the insides clean with a small spoon.
  • Remove the spongy lungs on both sides of the body.
  • With a heavy knife, cut the crabs in quarters and crack the claws; set aside.
  • Heat a small frying pan over medium heat.
  • Toast the coriander seeds and peppercorns, stirring constantly, for 1 minute, then grind finely in a spice mill or coffee grinder.
  • Place in a bowl and add the paprika, cayenne and turmeric; set aside.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a frying pan or pot that will be able to accommodate the crab pieces.
  • Fry the black mustard seeds until they pop.
  • Add the onions and garlic and cook until lightly browned.
  • Stir in the spice mixture and the water.
  • Bring to a boil, and then simmer until the mixture is reduced by half.
  • Add the coconut milk and bring to boil.
  • Season with salt and add the crab.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, turning the pieces over to ensure even cooking.
  • Remove from the heat and serve.
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