Brazilian Soft Shell Crabs in Coconut Milk Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 - 3

Ingredients:

  • 6 soft shell crabs, cleaned and ready for cooking
  • 2 tablespoons dende (palm) oil or olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped
  • 1 or 2 fresh hot red peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup thin coconut milk
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
How to cook Brazilian Soft Shell Crabs in Coconut Milk:
  • Rinse the crabs, pat them dry with paper towels, and set aside.
  • In a skillet heat the oil and add the onion, tomatoes, coriander, hot peppers, and lime or lemon juice.
  • Cook, stirring from time to time, over moderate heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and the crabs and cook for about 8 minutes, turning the crabs once or twice.
  • Serve the Brazilian Soft-shell Crabs in Coconut Milk with plain rice or Pirao de Arroz (Rice Flour Pudding).

Notes:

The Brazilian Soft Shell Crabs in Coconut Milk recipe very easy to prepare and so good!
The Brazilian name for this recipe is Moqueca de Siri Mole.

Tip:

Variation: Omit the coconut milk and use 4 tomatoes.

This recipe for Brazilian Soft Shell Crabs in Coconut Milk serves/makes: 2 - 3

The Brazilian Soft Shell Crabs in Coconut Milk recipe is adopted from The Book of Latin American Cooking 1994.

Main Ingredient: Crab (more Crab recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: South American (more South American recipes)

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