I decide to leave it and move on.
A 6 months old conversation with three friends - S,D and V at Red Lobster(
Me: I love these Crab Cakes! I never knew they could be so good. Yumm!!!
(This was my first time with crab meat)
D: Wow! Truly Amazing.
V: I think it is Okay! I love crab curry they make it back in
(Totally unaware of presence of Indian crab stuff - being a Delhi Girl)
D: Dont tell me, you never had it?
Me: Umm! Noo.
All of them: You have to try it!
(Back working on the Crab Cakes - I just love them!)
I went back to the meat aisle and picked the crabs up. As i walk the aisles to pick other house needfuls, i start working on my crab curry (over the crab cakes). The blame goes to my indian taste buds!!
I go back and forth each aisle, as i prepare my recipe."Confused" if i wanted a coastal red curry or a north-indian version. After few conflicts with myself, I decide on a mint based semi-coastal curry!
After 2 hours of running in park and store, I walked home with 4 huge bags of grocery.
Menu was changed - Minty Crab Curry with Steamed Rice, followed by Haagen Daaz -Mango Ice-Cream. To get a true crab taste, i decided to keep whole spices out of the way and just work with herbs.
(Though Rachel Ray's date meal was truly amazing and I wait to cook that soon.)
Minty Crab Curry - Succulent pieces of Crab in Mint and creamy Coconut curry. Mild and truly flavorful !
Preparation Time: 15 Mins
Cooking Time: 25 Mins
Eating Time: Couple of Minutes for me :)
1.5 Lbs Crab Meat(Boneless and Cut)
1 Big Onion - Sliced
Garlic Cloves- 4-5
Ginger- I medium size peice
Green Chili - 2 Big ( I picked up Serrano Peppers)
Coconut Milk - 150 ml
Fresh Cilantro - A small bunch
Fresh Mint - 6-7 sprigs (1 small cup Mint Leaves)/ Can use dried mint leaves too!
Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
Paste one- Grind or Finely chop garlic,ginger and green chili.
Paste two- Grind or crush mint and coriander leaves.
1. In heated pan, add cooking oil and paste one.Stir fry on medium heat 3-4 mins. Add sliced onion. Fry till golden brown. Add the paste two and fry for few minutes, stirring continuously.
2. Add coconut milk to the pan. Add salt and coriander powder. Add crab pieces to the pan. Cook till crab is soft and tender. Cook approximately 15 mins.
Garnish with Mint leaves and Slit Green Chili.
Serve with Steamed Rice and Onion-Tomato Salad.