Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pepper Crabs On A Bed Of Wok-Fried Garlic Noodles

Small crabs aren’t my BIG thing! But I got these on SALE. Which would have logically meant, I should have bought more, but I didn’t because I was just experimenting. And I thought all that green from the snow peas and capsicum would be a good prelude to the first day of Boishakh the next day.

This is a deceptively easy recipe I  made last night. And yes, the recipe is mine. It is minimum of a time taker and all you need is a light hand of seasoning with just pepper and garlic.
IMG_7196IMG_7191Ingredients for the Wok-Fried Garlic Noodles:

Egg noodles enough for 2-3 people
Handful of snow peas
1 green bell pepper cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1-2 tablespoons oyster sauce
Olive oil
IMG_7192 IMG_7193 IMG_7206Boil the noodles and drain, as per the instructions on the pack. Heat olive oil in a wok, and add the minced garlic. Fry on low-medium heat and do not brown the garlic. As you see the garlic cooked, add the snow peas and the sliced green bell peppers. Stir for a few minutes on high flame now. Add the noodles and fry till all the ingredients are mixed well. Add oyster sauce and season with salt. Keep it aside. IMG_7207 IMG_7208 IMG_7210 IMG_7211

Ingredients for the Pepper Crabs:

6 soft shell crabs
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons freshly pounded black pepper
IMG_7199In a pan, melt the butter and immediately add the minced garlic. We do not have to brown the garlic, just frying it on low heat lets it cook. Add the cleaned and washed crabs. Toss it around in the butter and garlic. Add the fresh pepper and salt. Remove and transfer to a baking dish.
IMG_7212IMG_7213 IMG_7214IMG_7216(If you need to read about how to clean crabs, here is some good information.)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Let the crabs sit in the oven for 10-15 minutes till they form a crust at the top.
IMG_7217 IMG_7219 IMG_7220 IMG_7223Serve the Pepper Crabs on the already cooked Wok-Fried Garlic Noodles. This dinner was done, as I sipped half-way through my glass of Caesar. Its that easy and no-fuss. Cheers and Shubho Nabo Borsho!


SGD said...

i love crabs kintu nije kori ni konodin ...shaky about the cleaning part!

the pepper crabs look wow!

Professor Shanker Dutt said...

Amazing recipes. I'll make a humble attempt some day