Peace Love & Crabs! 

Photo taken at Crab Shack – Dubai 

A very tasty bucket of finger licking queen crab and beautiful suculent lobster cooked till delicious in a tasty garlic butter sauce. What a feast!!! Looking forward till next time! 


What’s in Crab ? This ten-legged friend is high in protein and Full of goodness. It has trace elements of selenium and chromium as well as calcium, copper and excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which can be very good for people suffering from arthritis and high  blood pressure. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant and trace mineral. Crab is a low calorie food with only 128 calories in 100g and saturated fat – which makes it good for the heart!

What’s in Lobster? Lobster contains iodine, selenium, and B vitamins. It is great as a lean protein and can be cooked in several ways. It contains less calories, cholesterol and fat than other proteins like red meat and shrimp. 


Lobster in Garlic butter and Parsley:

8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley

1 1⁄2 tsp. crushed red chile flakes

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Zest of 1 lemon

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 live lobster (about 1 to 1 1⁄2 lb.)

1⁄4 cup olive oil

Combine butter, parsley, chile flakes, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a bowl; set aside. Using a cleaver, split lobster in half lengthwise through its head and tail. Scoop out and discard the yellow-green tomalley and break off claws. Transfer lobster halves, shell side down, to a baking sheet; crack claws and place them on the baking sheet. Drizzle halves and claws with oil, and season with salt and pepper.

Heat a charcoal grill or set a gas grill to high; bank coals or turn off burner on one side (see “Grilling 101”). Place lobster halves, flesh side down, and claws on hottest part of grill; cook until slightly charred, 2-3 minutes. Flip lobster over and using a spoon, spread lobster with the garlic-parsley butter; continue grilling until lobster meat is tender, 3-5 minutes more.

http://www.saveur.com/grilled-lobster-with-garlic-parsley-butter-recipe

Moana… 

Srilankan sea bass and Malaysian sea bream at Moana restaurant Sofitel Palm Jumeirah. 


Fresh oysters

Oysters are full of nutrients and minerals, they are low in cholesterol and great for weight loss. They also help blood circulation and aid in wound healing. Futhermore they  improve mood and regulate stress levels – hence the well documented aphrodisiac qualities. 

Srilankan sea bream recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves, minced

4 teaspoons curry powder

2 13 1/2- to 14-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk

1 cup chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth

2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into matchstick-size pieces

4 5- to 6-ounce sea bass fillets

4 green onions, thinly sliced

PREPARATION

Heat oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and curry powder. Sauté mixture until onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. Mix in coconut milk and stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and boil until liquid is reduced to thin sauce consistency, about 50 minutes. Add carrots; simmer until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; keep warm.

Preheat broiler. Place fish on baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil fish until just opaque in center, about 8 minutes. Using metal spatula, transfer fish to plates. Spoon sauce over fish. Sprinkle with green 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/sea-bass-with-coconut-curry-sauce-101689