Crabs, I feel, are hugely underrated – they carry the flavour of the ocean in them and yeah, they are a lot cheaper too. I prefer devouring them at home than in restaurants, where I always fear of flipping it on to someone else on the other table. I’ve had crab meat soup in restaurants a number of times, which is usually a transparent broth with few countable threads of crab meat floating in it. So this time I thought of giving a bit of a twist to my favourite soup where I could actually chew the meat rather than just gulping it down.
Ingredients: Serves 3
Crab meat – 2 cups
Milk – 3 cups
Soup powder – 3 tbsps
Garlic – 2 tbsps finely chopped
Flour – 1/4 cup
Butter – 1/4 cup
White pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Finely chopped spring onions for garnishing
Salt to taste
1. Boil whole crabs, take out the meat and shred.
2. Mix butter and flour lightly with fingers
3. In a heavy-bottomed pot boil milk and add butter and flour and stir gently until blended. This will thicken the milk.
4. Add the soup powder, garlic and stir
5. Add the crab meat, salt and pepper and simmer for 2-3 minutes
6. Garnish with finely chopped spring onions
P.S.: I always prefer fresh crab meat. You can also use the frozen or canned meat.
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My humble little blog has its own story to tell… my story… I’m gregarious being, vagabond at heart and have a monstrous appetite for food. I used to be a Human Resource professional until few years ago. To be among, with and for people was the reason I’d chosen this field.
Being in HR, I could only accomplish the ‘people’ part. I still yearned to be in those places I saw on TV and travel magazines and craved to eat all kinds of food that lulls you into coma. I didn’t want to be just a spectator anymore. I wanted to be in those pictures.
Luck smiled at me and I fell sick with an awful heart, lungs and liver disorder. Family said stay home. Rest.
Rest? Were they crazy? I grabbed this opportunity and quit my job; to pursue my passion – people, places and food.
Being on my own gave me lot of spare time for all the three.
I’m not a professional cook, but I’m mighty passionate about cooking. Although Indian, BitesandPlaces does not restrict itself to just the dishes of my country, which are toothsome beyond doubt. I’ve also tried to put together a bunch of mouth-watering and eye-pleasing recipes scattered from all parts the world. A lot of them are a tribute to my mum’s kitchen, the ones I grew up with. Few of them are a result of my experimentation and few others, borrowed from my generous friends 🙂
I religiously follow Andrew Zimmern’s favorite quote – what looks good to your eyes, EAT IT!! After all food is something that follows no boundaries, isn’t it.
Travel, I believe, is about exploring new places, meeting new people, building new relations, soaking in their culture, gorging on their cuisines, discovering their stories and of course, capturing all of these in my teeny-tiny camera.
After having been there and done that, I was inspired to share my travelogues with you, encourage you to travel and in some way find a bit of your happiness through me.
Thus BitesandPlaces was born!
Life’s a journey and people, places and food are all a part of it. So, come along with me and eat your way through this journey called Life…
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