Blue Swimmer Crab

Blue swimmers have the sweetest flesh of any crab, with a clean yet rich flavour.

Coconut Ginger Chilli infused Blue Crab served with Basmati rice & Garlic butter greens

Recipe provided by Andy Joy, Ceduna fisher


for a large pot. 4-6 people.
10-15 Blue Crabs
2 cans coconut cream
Ginger, sliced
Fresh red chilli (to taste)
1/4 cup Sweet chilli sauce
6 Bay leaves
Garlic Butter Greens.
Bok Choy with green beens or snow peas.
10 Black pepper corns
Pinch of Sea salt

Shell and clean crabs, cut into halves and set aside
Add to the pot the coconut cream.  Add water to half fill the pot (sufficient to cover the crabs when added).
Add to the pot the ginger, chopped chilli to taste, bay leaves, pepper corns, salt and chilli sauce, remembering to keep the flavours mild as you are just infusing subtle flavouring throughout the crab meat.
Add the crabs to the pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
Prepare required amount of Basmati rice or preferred rice type.
Simmer in wok with butter and fresh garlic. Add a small amount of Wiltshire Sauce for a little zest.

Nutritional benefits – Blue Swimmer crab, raw
Serving size 100 g

% Daily Value*Amount DV %
Total Fat1.1  g1%
Saturated Fat0.2 g1%
Cholesterol78 mg26%
Sodium293 mg13%
Total Carbohydrate0 g0%
Dietary Fiber0 g0%
Protein18 g36%
Vitamin DN/A mcgN/A%
Calcium89.00 mg7%
Iron0.74 mg4%
Potassium329 mg7%

* The Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contribute to a daily diet.  2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Source:  Nutrition Value Org.

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