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Baked crab

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Baked crab

Crabs make seafood more appealing, but they need to be cooked perfectly. Here, we bake them with a great sauce for added flavour.

Ingredients

6 crab shells

½ cup crab meat boiled

Oil as required

10 cloves garlic chopped finely

2 onions chopped finely

2 small green chillies chopped finely

½ tsp oregano

1 cup palak leaves chopped

Salt and pepper, as required


For the sauce


1 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. flour

¾ cup milk

1 cube cheese

Red chilli flakes and parsley leaves for garnish

Salt and pepper for seasoning

1 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp. bread crumbs

1 cube cheese grated


Preparation

Clean and keep the crab shells aside without cracking them

Cook and keep the crab meat aside

Take oil in a pan, sauté the onions, garlic, green chillies

To this, add the cooked crab meat, the oregano, palak leaves and the seasoning

Sauté well till everything combines well

To make the white sauce, add butter to a pan, followed by the flour

When it bubbles, add the milk and stir well till it thickens. Take care not to burn this

To this, add the cheese cube, chilli flakes, parsley leaves and oregano

Take each of the crab shells, grease it well with butter

Fill the shells with the crab meat stuffing

Pour the white sauce over this stuffing, add the bread crumbs and the grated cheese on top

In a 180 —¦C preheated oven, bake the crab till the cheese on top melts and turns golden brown

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