Monday, March 16, 2009

Crab Curry with Pineapple / Kari Ketam Nenas

crab curry pineappleLast week the weather has been kind of cold. Too cold and gloomy that we did not even go for our walk on the beach last weekend. Of course it was not as cold as in the East Coast who got another round of snowstorm but still cold for Orange County in March. In a way, it is good since it makes me want to cook even more. And I really cook a lot more last week.

I have been meaning to cook Crab Curry with Pineapple for a while but I never remember to get canned pineapple when I go groceries shopping, until recently. I may not fancy curry much but every once in a while I would have this craving for some. Here is my Crab Curry with Pineapple recipe. I hope you will try it and love it as much as I did.

Crab Curry with Pineapple
serves 1-2

2-2.5lb crab, cleaned and cut (I separate the claws and cut the body in half)
3 shallot, sliced
2 garlic, sliced
2in ginger, sliced
4-spice (2in cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 4 cloves and 4 cardamom seed), rinsed and drained
2-3 tbs curry powder, mixed with a little water to form a thick paste
3-4 pineapple ring, each cut into 4-6 pieces
1 small can coconut milk (165ml)
165ml water (I used the coconut milk can)
Salt and sugar to taste
3 tbs vegetable oil

1. In a wok or big pan, heat the oil and add the 4-spice until fragrant. Add shallot, garlic and ginger. Stir until fragrant.

2. Add water and coconut milk, stir until boil. Add sugar and salt to taste.

3. Once boiled, add in the crab and give a little toss so all the crab parts are covered by the sauce. Cover and let it cook. Just like other seafood, this should not take too long. Once the shell is bright orange, they are cooked.

4. Take the lid off, add the pineapple and stir well. Taste and serve with warm white rice.


Menaka D said...

Ahhhhh, this dish looks absolutely delicious!

Rasa Malaysia said...

Cruel...and you know why I said that. Sigh...:(

Desert Rose said...

Hey u,

I kat Mesia pun seldom cook, what more something sinful like that. Its my fav, i like ikan kering cook just like that. Yummy looking. U r so rajin my dear

Salt N Turmeric said...

Menaka, it is although my hand luka each time i eat ketam. lol.

RM, are you sure it's 'cruel' for you?

DR, kari ikan kering dgn nenas or lemak with nenas? I dont think iv had ikan kering in this before. maybe i shud try sbb ada byk lagi leftover nenas.

MamaFaMi said...

Mama kan, sejak balik Malaysia, rasanya belum lagi makan ketam! Rugi kan? Hehehe....

Atan said...

sedap nya.. meleleh air liur

Food For Tots said...

Never try crab with pineapple before. Looks so appetizing!

Sophie said...

I like the tropical and aromatic ingredients in this yummy dish, it looks incredible :).

Maya said...

Not had ketam nenas, only udang with nenas. Interesting :0

ICook4Fun said...

I am salivating here just looking at the pix. Now you make me want to eat ketam :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Ler mama ni, cepat gi beli ketam tu wei! lol.

Atan, welcome! Memang sedap. Esok nyer recipe pun sedap tau. Jgn lupa datang lagi.

FFT, somehow pineapple added that extra special taste to curry. :)

Sophie, its like tropical meets indian. ;)

Maya, do try curry crab w pineapple. Memang sedap.

Gert, musim ketam tak kat PA?

averagebetty said...

Mmm. Crab, curry and coconut milk? Some of my favorite things going on in this delicious recipe! Thank you!!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Betty, you're welcome and don't forget the pineapple. ;)

Justin Schwartz said...

oh my god, I can't believe you actually made this!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Justin, yes I did. You should try it too. :)