Butter Garlic Crab

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 large crabs (alive)
  • 1 whole pod garlic ( finely chopped)
  • 2 to 3 green chillies (slit)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp - butter
  • 1 tbsp - olive oil
  • salt to taste

How to Make Butter Garlic Crab

  • Wash the crabs thoroughly (with the help of a toothbrush).
  • Boil sufficient water in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Add the crabs and little salt.
  • Remove the crabs after about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Very carefully remove the crabs and shell them.
  • Scoop out the unwanted things from the crabs.
  • Crack the pincers. Heat the wok.
  • Add olive oil and then the butter.
  • Add garlic and saute till pink.
  • Add green chillies. Saute for few seconds.
  • Add the crab and little salt. Mix gently.
  • Cover with a lid having some water on it. Simmer.
  • Check after 5 to 7 minutes.
  • The crab will turn slightly reddish pink in colour.
  • Cover and continue cooking on a low flame for 6 to 8 more minutes.
  • Check at regular intervals.
  • Cook till done. Serve hot.