Tobago Curry Crab & Dumpling Recipe

March 12, 2019

 Yield: 4 Servings

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Crab - 1lb

Vinegar - 1/4 cup

Salt - 2 tsp

Black Pepper - 1 tsp

Fresh Green Seasoning - 1/2 cup

Curry Powder - 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp

Ground Masala - 1 1/2 tsp + 3/4 tsp

Coconut Oil - 1/4 cup

Onion - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)

Garlic - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

Scotch Bonnet Pepper - 1 tsp (finely chopped)

Pimento Pepper - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)

Geera/Whole Cumin - 1 tsp

Caripoulé Leaves - (5 - 6) young leaves

Water - 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup

Coconut Milk - 2 cups

Chadon Beni - 1/3 cup (finely chopped)

Flour - 1 cup

Salt - 1/4 tsp

 

METHOD

  1. Remove any dirt and fine hair from crab.

  2. Wash and let crab soak in warm water and vinegar for 10 minutes.

  3. Rinse with cold water and allow crab to air dry.

  4. Place crab in a bowl and season with salt, black pepper, green seasoning, 2 tbsp curry powder and 1/2 tbsp ground masala.

  5. Let marinate for 2 hours or overnight.

  6. Heat pot over medium to high heat.

  7. Add oil and allow to heat up.

  8. Add onion, garlic, pepper, pimento, geera and caripoulé leaves.

  9. Allow to cook for 2 minutes.

  10. Add remaining curry powder and ground masala.

  11. Allow to dry out, to a thick, grainy paste.

  12. Stir in 1/2 cup of water.

  13. Bring heat up to high and allow curry mixture to reduce to a thick paste (about 5 minutes).

  14. Reduce heat to medium to low

  15. Stir in crab, coating it with curry paste.

  16. Cover and let cook for 2 minutes.

  17. Stir in coconut milk, chadon beni and additional water if so desired.

  18. Reduce heat to low, cover and let cook for 10 minutes.

  19. Taste for salt.

  20. In a bowl, mix together flour and salt.

  21. Add in 1/3 cup of water and knead until it forms into a dough (about 5 minutes).

  22. Cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.

  23. Roll out dough to 1/4" thick with a rolling pin.

  24. Cut into desired shape and cook in boiling water.

  25. You’ll know it’s ready as soon as it floats to the top.

  26. Serve with Curry Crab and Enjoy! 

 

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