Saw leaves rinsed and cut into thirds
Lemon grass, spiral cut to release more goodness flavour and ginger julienned
Keep the basil whole. Just separate the leaves.
Green garlic scapes
Drink a caesar and the work goes quicker!
Ginger and limes
Use newly purchased blow torch to grill the enokis. I let bf do it as he was particularly slap-happy with his new gift.
These two were lovers, even in death.
Transfer them from the pot once they're parboiled (just once they change colour. Basically we are just killing them quickly.)
Chop them in half with a big cleaver!
Look at all the delicious brains and roe. Mmmmm....
Crunch right through the exoskeleton.
Chop pineapple into medium chunks
I cheat and use store-bought green curry paste. Make your own if you can.
Fry the curry paste in some hot oil in a big big pan.
Crabs halved and added to the pan. Toss them to coat in the curry paste and oil. Then add the ginger and lemongrass.
Once they've been cooking for a minute or so, add the pineapple and toss again to coat.
I don't have a lid big enough for this pan so I improvise to let them steam a minute or so.
Add the separated enokis, and garlic scapes.
Toss it all around and cover for a few minutes.
Mishmash delish smash. I added two or three ladelsful of crab boiling water to make a bit of steaming liquid/broth.
Add the basil and the saw leaves and green onion.
Let everything comingle deliciously together for a minute or so.
I set some big bowls with rice and a bowl of lime wedges to dress with.
It was delicious and sloppy and wonderful. When the crab was all eaten there was a pile of greens and fruit and crab juice to eat with rice! Yay!