Creamy Coconut and Crab Soup

"Fresh, sweet crab is available in any season. You can often buy crab that is already cooked and cleaned but nothing beats freshly cooked crab at your home. Cooking crab is just as easy as cooking dry pasta. You just need salt, boiling water and patience. It takes just 10 minutes and voila, you can eat sweet, fresh crabs. You’ll love this creamy soup recipe."
-- @Winosity
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 3

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  • 2 tabelspoons sunflower oil
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 1 pound crabs
  • 1/2 pound medium-sized shrimps
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 ounce spring onions
  • 2 tabelspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Step 1

    In a large pot, boil water and add salt.

  • Step 2

    Cook the crab for 10 minutes and transfer to a bowl to cool.

  • Step 3

    Add oil to a hot pan, saute minced garlic and lemongrass stalk for 2 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Add the deveined shrimp and crab and saute for 3 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Add the smoked paprika, sliced ginger and vegetable stock.

  • Step 6

    Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil

  • Step 8

    Season with salt and pepper

  • Step 9

    Top with finely chopped spring onions and serve immediately.

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