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Thai Crab Curry

Posted on February 17, 2009 by in seafood

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Thailand has always been a destination that I would love to visit some day. Being a foodie, it is however not to explore the many sights in Thailand like the Phra Trimurti Shrine (The God of Love) @ Central World (Bangkok), the many beaches and holiday resorts or any of the beautiful temples, but my driving force is without a doubt the food!
I love Thai food and the curries are just so full of flavor and interesting aromas that it is hard to resist. I am sure I will one day end up in Thailand, but for now all I can do is to take my family on culinary trips to these exotic destinations.

..and that was exactly what I thought when I saw some crab at the local fish monger…let’s make a Thai Crab Curry for supper! I added some sword fish just for body and made just a basic Red curry. So here goes:

Thai Crab Curry

  • A 3cm piece of ginger, grated
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 chopped chillies
  • 1 T ground coriander
  • Zest from a lime
  • White parts from 1 stalk lemongrass, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 T fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp Canola oil
  • 1 kg crab meat – with shells
  • 3 swordfish “steaks” – cubed

Heat oil in a wok and and add the onion, garlic, dry coriander, lemongrass, lime zest and ginger. Sweat the onions until they are translucent and add the curry paste. Add the coconut milk and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Add the fish and crab and cook until fish is cooked and crab has changed to red/pink. Add the fish sauce and adjust to your palate. I thickened my sauce slightly with about 1 tbsp cornflour mixed with a little water. Stir into the curry and cook through. Serve this delicious curry on fluffy Basmati rice and top with fresh coriander and another chopped chilli.

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22 Responses to “Thai Crab Curry”

  1. glamah16 18 February 2009 at 12:24 am #

    Oh my. I have died and gone heaven. You dont know I love crabs.

  2. Kathleen 18 February 2009 at 2:47 am #

    Nina, ya killin me…

    in all the best ways!

  3. Helene 18 February 2009 at 2:55 am #

    Beautiful, looks gorgeous.

  4. Sara 18 February 2009 at 4:17 am #

    This looks amazing, love all that seafood!

  5. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen 18 February 2009 at 5:36 am #

    This looks amazing Nina – and not something I would have thought to do with crab! Thanks so much for showing me something interesting, to get my creative juices flowing!

  6. Ning 18 February 2009 at 8:37 am #

    Beautiful photo! Delicious dish! πŸ™‚

  7. Jan 18 February 2009 at 9:56 am #

    Wow that really does look amazing Nina! Such a fantastic photo and a lovely recipe.

  8. Lo 18 February 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    Gotta say it — this is gorgeous. And, being a sucker for a nice, hot Thai curry… right up my alley.

  9. Elra 18 February 2009 at 7:05 pm #

    OMG, that just look so amazing. My family love love love crab, especially crab curry.

  10. That Girl 18 February 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    Thai is one of my favorite kinds of food!!!

  11. Pam 18 February 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    I love Thai food – this looks better than anything I get in a restaurant Nina. Excellent photo.

  12. Sophie 18 February 2009 at 11:03 pm #

    I am a big fan of traveling through our taste buds, but this dish looks out of this world–yummy warm and spicy ingredients.

  13. Lori Lynn 19 February 2009 at 12:53 am #

    I am a huge fan of Thai food too. We were fortunate to travel to Thailand a few years back and got to take some cooking classes. That was great!
    Your dish looks absolutely delicious and authentic.

  14. Bellini Valli 19 February 2009 at 3:27 am #

    All of your dishes look amazing Nina, but this looks especially tempting. On a different note..if you want your lasangna to be a nice shape for the photo wait till it is cold, or at least room temperature, then slice it up.

  15. Maryann 19 February 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    The colors are so beautiful!

  16. Katherine Aucoin 19 February 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    I love crab curry, this looks fabulous!

  17. Peter M 19 February 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    Nina, this would win a food beauty pageant…10, 10, 10!

  18. Jeanne 20 February 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    Oh WOW. That curry looks absolutely stunning! I love all the flavours you have in there πŸ™‚

  19. Kevin 21 February 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    Thai curries are among my favorites and this crab curry looks amazing!

  20. Marianna 23 February 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    huuuge fan of thai food over here, but a shame i dont give it a try that often in the kitchen (usually eat it when im out at restaurants) would love to make something as beautiful and delicious looking as you!!

  21. mycookinghut 14 March 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    No!!! I havent had crab for god knows how long! This dish is killing me!! I want some!

  22. BeeBuzz 27 May 2009 at 12:45 am #

    It is my favorite seafood dish.Your photo make me cry!! πŸ™‚
    I miss Thailand a lot.
    I moved from Thailand to Chicago. You know How much I miss seafood in Thailand !!

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