If you are a seafood lover, then you must try the Creamy Butter Garlic Crab. This dish is a perfect blend of rich flavors that will leave your taste buds wanting more. The recipe is easy to make and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
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Last week, I carefully selected some fresh crabs from the local market and prepared a couple of beloved family recipes. The months of August and September are ideal in Kolkata for obtaining crabs with roe. I frequently utilize them in my kitchen to create various delectable dishes. By combining hand-picked crabs with generous amounts of cream, butter, and garlic, the outcome is nothing short of divine. In this moment, I am referring to the heavenly Creamy Butter Garlic Crab that I recently made, alongside the Crab Biryani.
Creamy Butter Garlic Crab; Indian or Malaysian or Cantonese or Indo-Chinese?
Me and Mehebub both adore the smooth consistency, decadence of butter, and aroma of garlic combined with properly prepared Crab. Pasta also has a fondness for crab and she relished the Creamy Butter Garlic Crab along with freshly baked garlic bread. However, the rendition of this dish that I prepared is not from Malaysia or Canton, but rather Indo-Chinese. I do incorporate Turmeric powder during the cleaning process of the crab and it goes without saying that the sauce is subtly seasoned with turmeric.
This recipe is not only easy to make, but it's also sure to please even the most discerning palates. The combination of succulent crab meat and velvety smooth butter creates a decadent, creamy texture that will have you savoring every bite.
The Creamy Butter Garlic Crab is one of my all-time favorite dishes. It is a simple yet flavorful recipe that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves seafood. The key to making this dish perfect is to use fresh ingredients and to cook it slowly to bring out the best flavors.
The ingredients used in this recipe are very basic, but they are enough to make the dish stand out. The crab itself has a strong and distinct flavor that does not require too many spices to enhance. I prefer to use fresh cream, salted butter, and a generous amount of garlic to create the creamy gravy that complements the crab perfectly. The garlic adds a subtle yet delicious flavor to the dish, and the cream and butter make the gravy rich and velvety.
When it comes to spices, it is important not to go overboard. The crab, garlic, butter, and cream already have distinct flavors, and adding too many spices may overpower them. Restaurants that serve Creamy Butter Garlic Crab usually do not use many spices in their recipe. I like to add a pinch of black pepper and some fresh parsley to the dish to give it a little kick and a hint of color.
The key ingredient in this dish is the fresh crab meat. The sweet and succulent meat of the crab is perfectly complemented by the rich buttery sauce. The garlic in the recipe adds a depth of flavor that is simply irresistible. The combination of these ingredients creates a truly heavenly dish that is sure to impress.
The slow-cooking method is crucial for this dish as it allows the flavors to blend together and intensify. I usually cook the crab in the gravy for about 20-25 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally. This ensures that the crab is cooked to perfection and the gravy is thick and creamy.
Here's how I make Creamy Butter Garlic Crab at home:Print
For those who enjoy seafood, don't miss out on the delectable Creamy Butter Garlic Crab. This exquisite dish boasts a harmonious fusion of indulgent tastes that will undoubtedly leave you craving for more. With its simple preparation, it's bound to impress your loved ones.
- 4 Fresh Crab (broken into pieces)
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic paste
- 10 Garlic Pod
- 5 Green Chilli
- 4 Tbsp. Butter
- 1 Tsp. Garlic powder
- 2 Tsp. Dried Parsley
- 200ml Fresh Cream
- 2 cup Chicken Stock (click for the recipe)
- 2 Tsp. Black Pepper Powder
- 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1.5 Tsp. Salt or to taste
- Thoroughly cleanse the crabs.
- Boil 2 liters of water and include crab, turmeric powder, and a pinch of salt.
- Cover the pot and boil for 3-4 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and discard the water.
- Chop half of the garlic and make a paste with the remaining.
- In the meantime, heat butter in a pan.
- Add chopped garlic, followed by garlic paste, and cook for approximately 2 minutes.
- Include black pepper powder, salt, dried parsley, and garlic powder, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce the heat, add crabs and green chili, and shallow fry for a minute.
- Mix in fresh cream.
- Add 2 cups of chicken stock, cover the pan, and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.
- Add more parsley and adjust the pepper as desired.
- If you prefer less spice, you can also add green chili at this stage.
- Once the sauce thickens, turn off the heat.
- Serve hot Creamy Butter Garlic Crab with garlic bread or garlic rice.
- I prefer to break the crab into the body and leg for the ease of cooking and serving.
- Turmeric powder is optional however it has anti-allergic properties and hence I use a pinch of it to avoid allergy.
- Boiling Crab with salt and turmeric powder is optional however this process is advisable to follow to avoid allergy.
- Both Garlic powder and parsley are optional however enhance the flavors if added.
- You may skip Cream and substitute it with soy milk or almond milk for a dairy-free version.
- You may substitute Chicken Stock with Vegetable stock or water. I prefer to use homemade Chicken Stock.
- Adjust spices such as black pepper or green chili according to taste.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Crab
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
- Serving Size: 100g
- Calories: 311
- Sugar: 1.7g
- Sodium: 1668mg
- Fat: 20.1g
- Saturated Fat: 9.4g
- Carbohydrates: 9.5g
- Fiber: 0.6g
- Protein: 24.3g
- Cholesterol: 31mg
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