Thursday, June 7, 2012

Baked Crab Legs with Corn Fried Rice


baked crab leg
I wanted to try a recipe with Crab Leg for quite some time, so last weekend got some Snow Crab Legs. According to WIKI, "the most impressive of the  Snow Crab are their legs which has a small circular groove at its base used  for protection and helps the crab to snap off  it's  leg when held by a predator." The Leg meat is sweet, succulent and very flaky. I wanted to keep this recipe very Quick , so tried a very simple Baked recipe with a fabulous Chinese Chili Garlic Sauce I recently purchased from Asian store.The hot flavors from the sauce compliments the sweetness of the crab leg meat extremely well. I prepared a quick and delicious Corn fried rice  to along with it.




Preparation time for Crab Leg: 1 hour, including the time to thaw
Cooking time :12 to 13 minutes
Serves : 2 to 3



Preparation time for Corn Fried Rice : 7 to 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Serves : 3


Ingredients for Baked Crab Leg :
  • 0.7 lbs. of snow crab legs
  • 1/2 cup of Chinese chili garlic sauce 
  • 1 n 1/2 tbsp oil

Directions :

how to cook crab

  • If you are using Frozen legs, it's very necessary to Thaw it first. Generally I use luke warm water, thaw the legs for half an hour to 45 minutes.
  • Break the crab legs apart near the joint allowing the marination to seep in the crab meat. It's very simple , the crab legs easily break apart near the joints, use your hands to do the same . 
  • In a big bowl add 1/2 a cup of the chili garlic sauce, marinade the crab leg pieces , keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • In the mean time, set the oven temp to 325 deg F., arrange the crab leg on a oven safe baking tray, drizzle a tbsp n half of oil on top, bake for 12 to 13 minutes. 

baked snow crab leg




Ingredients for Corn Fried Rice:



  • 1 n 1/4 cup of Rice
  • 3/4 cup of fresh corn
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 3 to 4 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp onion and garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of water












  • Directions :
    • Rinse the rice well with water, drain and keep aside.
    • In a pressure cooker heat a tbsp of butter, add the cardamom and cloves to it, once fragrant, add the corn with the onion and garlic powder and let cook for 2 minutes by constant stirring.
    • Add another tbsp of butter before adding the rice, fry the rice for a minute or so by constant stirring till it starts to change color.
    how to cook fried rice 
    • Add double the water as rice, add salt , cover and wait for 3 to 4 whistles. Let it stand for 3 to 4 minutes before you remove the cover.  
    • Serve this wonderful meal of Corn Fried rice with the Crab legs and Raita /can serve any other side dish of your choice.

    cooked crab leg
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    63 comments:

    1. Wow.my mouth is watering ..feel hungry by seeing this.

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    2. wow, I really love crab's and this recipe is very delicious

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    3. Crabs done in less than 30 minutes and yummy to boot!!

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    4. Awesome looking crab legs with rice. Wonderfully prepared.
      Deepa

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    5. Delicious crab recipe. Spicy and fiery.

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    6. You always come up with something exotic Sonali...Am drooling over this.Too yummy.and such a nice combo you brought here .

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    7. Wow!
      brilliant dish.
      I regret that you're so far away...

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    8. amazing recipe - what a great combo!!!

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    9. A gourmet recipe. Something you get in a good restaurant. I love it!

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    10. The crab is great and I love that rice. Thanks.

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    11. Wow that was simply superb... My son loves crab so much ... Will definitely try this...

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    12. Those look absolutely fascinating!!! Look gorgeous, and sound mouthwatering. Love the crab legs!

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    13. I once tried crab in sushi and liked it. My husband loves sea food but I can't handle all those cutting and cooking at home. Just scared. Your dish looks lovely.

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      1. Hi dear...just crab legs are readily available in most of the asian stores....u need not do any cleaning or cutting :-)

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    14. Sonali dear, please dont post such mouth watering recipes, your clicks are so good that I am trying to get this crab from the pic :) Loved it!!

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    15. This dish looks absolutely scrumptious ! A dish that something that you can get from some good restaurant with a high price tag ! :D

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    16. Woww! Mouth watering recipe..Very much tempting
      Looking divine.

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    17. Hi Sonali ,

      looooooooks great and colourful!!!

      So Tempting :-)

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    18. Looks so good and wonderful presentation.

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    19. Crab is something I 've been wanting to cook ay home..never done it still..seeing this recipe, I think I'll try it soon..

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    20. Damn delicious,addictive and highly irresistible baked crab and rice..inviting.

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      1. Thanks a ton Shobha....so nice of u :-)

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    22. Perfect pairing, the crab legs made with the Lee Kum Kee Sauce and served with the flavoured rice.

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    23. I love crabs in whatever way you prepare it..yours looks absolutely finger licking good.

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    24. never tried crab recipes.. but it looks mouthwatering and tempting.. feel hungry now:)
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    25. I haven't had crab legs in such a long time...These looks great! Love how you made the spicy!

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    26. wow..excellent post..Am droooooooooling here..:)
      Tasty Appetite

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    27. My family loves crab...great flavors!

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    28. Crabs! And a super dish you have made.

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    29. Since I rarely eat or cook crab legs, the only preparation I was aware of is the steamed or boiled method. Baking them with garlic sauce does sound like a very delicious way to go. Excellent dish, glad I stopped in -yum!

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    30. Looking at these crab legs really makes me hungry :)

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    31. Really awesome. I love crabs and sure ll try this.

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    32. Looks so delicious I love crabs and this sounds really tasty!!!
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    33. Looks really good!! I love the presentation!!

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    34. the crab meat just looks so juicy and tempting...lovely snaps!

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    35. i liked this blog for fish. i love the fish food. thanks for sharing

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    36. Love the rice in the picture buttery, sweet with corn perfect

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    37. Hi, I found your blog through The Lady 8 Home. That's a great crab recipe and I think the flavours would be amazing.

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      1. Thank u so much !!!!1I'm glad u liked the recipe !!!!!!

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    38. Loved the first picture. This is amazing- Fish only, I love fish and for some time now want to try a baked fish. Will check up your blog and get back.

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      1. Thanks Sudhir...I'm so glad you liked my space !!!!!!

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    39. ooks so perfect! I loved the pics.

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    40. Crab looks so gorgeous and yummy..

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    41. Wow! What a picture!we love crab dishes..........sh....

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    42. Well this is one of my favourite dishes. Love love love crabs.
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    43. i've never done crab legs at home - but this looks so delicious i am now inspired to try. definitely bookmarking this recipe!

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    44. you have an excellent collection of fish recipes.. loved your space.. glad to follow you back :)

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      1. Thanks for stopping ...plz do visit again :-)

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    45. excellent collection of fish..i love fish tooo....this abs grt..baked crab leg...l0ove d presentation!

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    46. Hi Sonali, Delicious crab recipe........just mouth-watering. Looks so yummy. First time to your blog. Really a wonderful blog you have. Happy to following you.
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      1. Thanks dear !!!!plz do visit again :-)

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    47. Oooh I love Chilli garlic sauce and use it quite a lot!This looks so so delicious and tasty!!Thanks for sharing :)

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    48. hi sonali, great idea to do the crab with simple ingredient yet very tasty.. fresh crabs are already sweet in flavor and delicious. love the look of your corn fried rice. have a nice day

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