Stuffed Crab

Stuffed Crab

stuffed crab

In Sri Lanka we can easily find a fresh crab. My Mum used to make a similar recipe with bread crumbs, but this is my own recipe. I made this dish couple of times for my dinner parties and everyone loved it!  I hope you will all enjoy!


4 scallop shells or crab shells (cleaned and washed and dried)
400g crab claw meat
1 white onion (finely chopped)
2 garlic clove (finely chopped)
1 green or red chilli (chopped)
4 spring onion, white part (chopped)
1 tbs olive oil
2 tbs parsley and dill (chopped)
1 tbs lime juice
1 tsp capers (chopped)
Salt and pepper


Heat the oil in a pan – add garlic, chilli and onion and saute until soft. Then add the crab meat, mix well and remove from the heat. Add capers, spring onion, and lime juice and check the seasoning. Fill the shells with the mixture, then cover the filling with white sauce (see below). Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

White sauce

2 tbs butter
4 tbs plain flour
1/2 cup cold milk
1/2 mustard cream or powder
Salt and pepper


Heat the butter, add the flour and mix well. Remove from the heat and add milk, mix until it is free of lumps. Simmer until the sauce has thickened, stirring well. Check the seasoning.

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