Curried Crab and Dumplings

From forum user: trini_girl1


8 large crabs, cleaned
3 cups water
2 cups coconut milk
6 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons ginger
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
2 tablespoons fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
2 stalks celery, diced
4 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Juice of 3 limes
Salt to taste
For Dumplings:
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter


  1. Mix together dumpling ingredients with enough water to make a stiff dough.
  2. Knead it on a floured board for 2 minutes, then transfer to a greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Leave to stand for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Shape the dumplings into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, then press them flat with the palm of your hand.
  4. Add to boiling water until cooked through.
  5. Cut crabs into pieces and wash with lime juice. Season with minced celery, parsley, ginger, oregano, garlic and thyme.
  6. Mix together curry, salt, water and pepper to make a paste. Add the paste to hot oil and cook until mixture thickens. Add crabs and coconut milk.
  7. Cover and allow to simmer for 25 minutes. Serve with dumplings.
This recipe appears in: Shellfish

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