Butter Garlic Baked Crab with Lime, Bacon, and Herbs, Served with Crab Gravy

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Baked Crab Butter Garlic with Lime Bacon Herbs and Crab Gravy

Baked Crab with butter, garlic, lime and herbs and served with the crab gravy it’s a simple and yet tasty crab recipe. The simple seasoning and cooking process preserved the natural sweetness of the crab meat. This baked crab recipe is a quicky and too easy recipe that can be prepared a few minutes before the dinner, but i guess this must be a foolproof recipe.

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Recipe Butter Garlic Baked Crab with Lime, Bacon, Herbs and Serve with Crab Gravy

Simple butter garlic baked crab recipe is a kinda runaway dish once you’ve got bored of spicy and kicking dish with a lot of spices and quite an effort to made it. My mom used to bake dunguness or blue swimmer crab once it’s on season, but in a very simple seasoning. My mom seasoned the blue crab with salt and lemon or lime juice, just as simple as that, nothing more added into it. Right after my mom popped out the baked crab, we gathered to enjoy it with spicy chilli sauce or a mixture of chopped birds eye chillies and kecap manis or Indonesian sweet soy sauce.

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Recipe Baked Crab with Butter, Garlic, Kaffir Lime, Bacon and Herbs

Oven baked mud crabRecipe  is my special flashback childhood memories .Instead using lemon juice, i add jeruk purut or kaffir lime juice for more citrusy and tangy flavour.  Some chopped bacon and a mixture of freshly chopped basil and daun kemangi or lemon basil enrich the baked crab. You should try this recipe once you’e tried Stir Fry Crab with Salted Egg Yolk and Cheese Sauce, Steamed Crab Wrapped in Lotus Leaf with Chinese Black Bean Paste, Chilli, and Garlic Sauce, Thai Green Curry Crab, Rice Noodle in Rich & Spicy Crab Curry Soup, and Hot and Spicy Chilli Crab. I guess it’s like you’ve missing your old home bed once you’ve travel around the globe.

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Baked Crab with Butter, Garlic, Lime and Herbs

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Baked crab dripping for making crab gravy

The crab gravy is another improvised recipe because i can’t discard the juice that dripped out from the baked crab. I think this would be a nice dipping for the succulent and sweet baked crab meat. I add some roux to make the crab gravy a little bit thicker, then a pinch of the salt and freshly grounded peppercorn added to adjust the taste. This crab gravy is superb even more since i’m browned the butter before i added some flour to made the roux.

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Crabby looks: a face that only a mother could love!

I’m using 1.6 kg mud crab from Papua Island, Indonesia.  The gigantic crustacean claw is almost as big as my palm (i’m 5’11” or 180 cm heigh and weighed 95 kg or 190 pounds). This male mud crab is pretty big and four of us who joining the dinner got our stomatch fullfilled within it. The verdict of  this pricey gigantic male mud crab meat is quite good, the meat is perfectly cooked, succulent with  stringy flesh.  The flavour is sweet and  milder than the smaller crab that i’m used to cook previously, then the crab gravy pairing idea quite works this time. I guess if you craving the best texture and flavour of mud crab, i recommend mud crab weighed about 700 gr to 1.2 kg from my experience

Gigantic Mud Crab Clawn!

Gigantic Mud Crab Clawn!

Recipe Butter Garlic Baked Crab with Lime, Bacon, and Herbs:

Ingredients:

  • 1.6 kg mud crab (or you can use 3 medium size mud crab each weighed about 500 grams)
  • 1 tbsp kaffir lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1  tbsp daun kemangi or  lemon basil leaves, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp basil leaves,  finely minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instruction:

  • Preheat oven on 350–375 °F (180–190 °C)
  • Brush and clean the mud crab properly with running water to get rid the muddy aromas
  • Season the kaffir lime juice, salt and pepper. set aside
  • Meanwhile, mix the butter, garlic, lemon basil and basil leaves in a glass bowl, set aside
  • Drain the liquid from the crab, put it in a metal baking tray
  • Add the butter mixture all over the crab (you can crack the crab shell a little  bit)

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  • Wrap the baking tray with alumunium foil, bake for about 30 minutes (you need to check the doness for every 10-15 minutes, smaller size crab needed less than 30 minutes)

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  • Save the dripping liquid in the baking tray for making crab gravy
  • Serve it immediately with steaming hot rice and crab cravy

Crab Gravy Recipe :

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baked crab dripping
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp all purpose  flour
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instruction:

  • Heat up and melt the butter in a heavy bottom sauce pan, let it browned a little bit
  • Remove from the heat and add the flour, stir occationally

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  • Put the sauce pan back into the stove, let the flour is throughly cooked and browned a little bit for another 30 second
  • Pour the crab dripping and let it boil

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  • Simmer the crab gravy until thicken

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Resep Laksa Ketam/Kepiting, Rice Noodle in Rich & Spicy Crab Curry Soup

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Laksa Ketam or Rice Noodle in Rich Crab and Coconut Milk Curry

Laksa is a spicy rice noodle soup from the Peranakan culinary, fusion of of Chinese and Malay (Melayu) descent found in Indonesia, Malaysia and also Singapore. Laksa derived from the Sanskrit lakshas (लकशस्) meaning “one hundred thousand” (lakh) and Hokkien Chinese word 沙 (Cantonese: [lɐ̀t.sáː]) as “dirty”  and “spicy sand” from the appearance and  the texture of the grounded dried prawns.

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Live Blue Crab Made the Laksa Had a Very Kick’in and Superior Crabby Broth

I was  so lucky to found live blue crab at Grand Lucky Supermarket in Jakarta (nearby Pacific Place Mall) and it’s not tagged as silly expensive as a seafood restauran. The live blue crab cost me about 9.99 USD for a kilo and i brought home about one and a half kilos. No more pale canned crab meat that cost me about 2.85 USD for 125 gr drained crab meat weight. Foraging over a gourmet store in Jakarta driven me to Kem Chick Supermarket and i found a very small bundle of daun laksa or daun kesum or laksa leaves for about 0.5 USD. Daun laksa had a stong aromatic aromas and pleasant spicy and a little bit tangy after taste. but since i using live blue crab for this recipe, i use only a pinch. I think daun laksa is more suits with asam or sour laksa instead of curry laksa for my personal licking.

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Live Blue Crab in Aquarium @ Grand Lucky Supermarket

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Spicy Crab Coconut Curry Soup with Rice Noodle/Vermicelly a.k.a Laksa Kari Ketam

There are two basic types of laksa: curry laksa and asam laksa. Curry laksa is a coconut curry soup with noodles, while asam laksa is a sour fish soup with noodles. Thick rice noodles also known as laksa noodles are most commonly used, although thin rice vermicelli (bee hoon or mee hoon) are also common and some variants use other types.

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Crab Curry Laksa Recipe:

  • 1 kg live or fresh blue crab,
  • 2 pcs tamarind peel (asam keping/asam potong)
  • 1/4 tsp tamarind paste
  • 5 fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly slice*optional
  • 1500 ml chicken stock
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Cooking oil
  • Rice vermicelly or rice noodle, boiled according to package instruction
  • Salt, sugar and fish sauce to taste

Laksa Spice Paste Recipe:

  • 20 fresh red chillies (cabe merah)
  • 12 shallots (bawang merah)
  • 8 cloves garlic (bawang putih)
  • 3 cm turmeric (kunyit)
  • 3 cm ginger (jahe)
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste (terasi/belacan)
  • 3 candlenuts (kemiri)
  • 2 lemongrass (sereh)
  • 1 tsp coriander (ketumbar)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 30gr dried prawns, soak for 10 mins, drained

Garnish and Condiment:

  • Corriander leaves
  • Daun kesum or laksa leaves or vietnamese corriander leaves
  • Bean sprout
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped chillies
  • Deep fried shallots
  • lemon wedges

Instruction:

  • Clean the blue crab and remove the gills,steamed for about 15 minutes, carefully remove the meat from the shell, drain and set asida the crab meat, retain the liquid for the laksa broth
  • Heat up the oil in a wokpan, saute the spice paste until fragrant and had more vivid color
  • Pour the chicken stock, coconut milk and the liquid from steaming the blue crab
  • Add the tamarind peel and the tamarind paste, bring to boil
  • Put the shiitake mushrooms and season to your preference taste

How to serve the crab curry laksa:

  • Put the rice vermicelli/rice noodle in the bottom of the serving bowl, add the crab meat and pout the laksa broth, serve with the garnishes and condiments

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Stir Fried Rice Vermicelli with Crab (Resep Bihun Goreng Kepiting) ala Dentist Chef

Resep Bihun Kepiting Saus Lada Hitam

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Stir Fry Crab with RIce Vermicelli and Black Peppercorn Sauce

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Recipe Stir Fry Crab with Rice Vermicelli in Black Peppercorn Sauce

Stir Fry Mud Crab with Giant Rice Beehoon or Vermicelli in Black Pepper Sauce is called Bihun Kepiting Lada Hitam in Indonesia. Giant Rice vermicelly or Bihun Besar in Bahasa Indonesian are called rice noodle. Rice nooddles are noodles that are made from rice. Their principal ingredients are rice flour and water. However, sometimes other ingredients such as tapioca or corn starch are also added in order to improve the transparency or increase the gelatinous and chewy texture of the noodles.Rice noodles are most commonly used in the cuisines of East and Southeast Asia, and are available fresh, frozen, or dried, in various shapes and thicknesses. In Tamil Nadu and parts of Kerala, Sri Lanka, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Idiappam, a type of rice noodle, is usually freshly made at home and tends to be far more tender with distinctive texture, as opposed to the dried form of Chinese noodles.

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Crab Beehoon or Vermicelly Stir Fry in Black Peppercorn Sauce, Bihun Kepiting Lada Hitam

Along with this stir fry mud crab with rice noddle or vermicelli in black peppercorn sauce recipe, i share several tips and tricks for The tips for cooking rice noodle.  When you stir fry rice noodle, stir it quickly and use a high flame. Throw the rice noodle into wok pan only when all seasoning, seafood, meat  and vegetables cook through. Second, don’t ever over do when stirring rice noodle because it’s fragile and easily break into segment when overcooked.  Then, don’t for get to follow the package instruction when you need to precooked it before stir frying.

Ingredient:

Crab Vermicelli/Beehoon in Black Pepercorn Sauce Recipe:

  • 1 med sized crab, about 700 gr, cleaned, drizzle with lime juice, salt and pepper, set aside
  • 250 gr bihun besar/giant  rice vermicelli/ rice noodle, cooked with package instruction, flushed with ice water, drain, set aside
  • 6 cloves garlic, finelly chopped
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp thai fish sauce
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste *or you can substitude with 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp freshly gronded black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup water

Instruction:

  1. Drained the crab well, deep fried on smoking hot oil in 3-4 minutes antil nearly done , set aside
  2. Saute the garlic and black peppercorn until fragrant with 2 tbsp oil in the wok pan.
  3. Add chilli flakes, oyster sauce,soy sauce, fish sauce, tamarind paste and some saltt.
  4. Add the crab, saute about 1 minutes. Add the water and bring to boil
  5. Simmer until the sauce is thicken.
  6. Set your flame  as the biggest as possible, quickly throw the rice noodle in.
  7. Stir it quiqckly about 1 minutes, don’t overdo it
  8. Serve immediately with crispy shallot and spring onion springkled above.

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