Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Crab Bouillabaisse

"Bouillon crabes" in creole is just a cousin of the french soup bouillabaisse. There is also the fish version and a bit of a twist from the original french recipe that makes it very uniquely mauritian. Enjoy during the crab season with french baguettes !

                

INGREDIENTS:

-1 Kg of Crabs cleaned and separated into big pieces
-3 tbs oil
-1 onion chopped finely
-6 ripe tomatoes
-4 cloves of garlic
-2-3 green chillies
-3 curry leaves (optional)
-1 tsp of tomato paste
-Thyme leaves
-Salt and pepper




METHOD :
  • Puree tomatoes with the tomato paste, curry leaves and the green chillies
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add chopped onions and garlic
  • Fry until transparent
  • Add the crab pieces and fry until it changes in color to a bright red
  • Add the pureed tomato
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Now add 5 cups of water and bring to a boil
  • Add thyme leaves reduce heat and simmer for at least 30-45 mins
  • Adjust salt if necessary

TIPS :

Fish broth can be used instead of water
Use fish instead of crab (Red Snapper works really well)

                                                                        

4 comments:

  1. Really tasty. This is now on our family favorites list.

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  2. Thank you for the feedback and for visiting my blog !

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  3. I tried the crab one and it came out the best I ever had.

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