Trinidadian Crab Curry Pilau

Ingredients

  • 1 lb crab meat, picked over
  • 3 tbs lime juice
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 fresh hot pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbs curry powder
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbs fresh chives, chopped
This is a dish that originates from Trinidad/Tobago.Directions:

  • Put the crab meat into a bowl and add the lime juice and set aside.
  • In a heavy casserole, heat the oil and butter and saute the onions, garlic, hot pepper until the onions are tender.
  • Add the curry powder and cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes, being careful not to let the curry powder burn.
  • Stir in the rice and cook for about  a minute longer, just to coat the grains.
  • Add the coconut milk and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Stir and cook covered over low heat until the rice is almost done. About 15 minutes.
  • Fold in the crab meat and any liquid, and chives.
  • Cook for 5 minutes longer, or until the liquid is all absorbed and the crab is heated through.

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