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Akotonshi (Stuffed Crabs)

I think this recipe assumes raw crabmeat to start; refer to instructions below about boiling crab meat and alter technique if using pre-cooked crab meat, perhaps by just boiling some ginger and cloves in small amount of water and adding a bit to flavor crab.

Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
1   Fresh ginger root
6   Whole cloves
4 tablespoons 60mlVegetable oil
1 tablespoon 15mlOnion - minced (small)
1 teaspoon 5mlGround ginger
2   Tomatoes - finely chopped
1 tablespoon 15mlTomato paste
2   Bell peppers - finely chopped
1 pinch  Paprika
1 teaspoon 5mlCayenne pepper
1 tablespoon 15mlDried shrimp - from oriental shop
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozBread crumbs - whole wheat
1   Egg - hard boiled chopped
1 section  Parsley
2 lbs 908g / 32ozCrab meat

Recipe Instructions

Put crab meat in boiling salted water along with ginger piece and cloves. Cook about 15 minutes, until meat is tender enough to flake with a fork. Drain, flake and set aside.

In a heavy pot, heat oil to a moderate temperature and add other ingredients in the following sequence, stirring for a minute or so between each: onions, ground ginger, tomatoes, tomato paste, green pepper, paprika, cayenne, and dried shrimp. Reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly, until vegetables are cooked. Add crab meat and stir another couple of minutes to heat it through. Then spoon the mixture into clean crab shells or ramekins (small individual baking dishes).

Sprinkle bread crumbs on top of each crab and toast under an oven broiler, being careful not to let the crumbs scorch. Garnish with egg and parsley.



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