Eggplants with Small Crabs by Mirta Yurnet-Thomas

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Isabelle Fassinou

Eggplants with Small Crabs by Mirta Yurnet-Thomas

Post by Isabelle Fassinou » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:59 am

Eggplants with Small Crabs
Berejen ak Sirik - Ubergines aux Crabes
by Mirta Yurnet-Thomas

Servings: 6 to 8


6 small crabs
1 lime, cut in half
3 eggplants
¼ cup oil
1 onion, sliced thin
3 large garlic cloves, crushed and minced
1 tablespoon ground spices (optional)
¼ green bell pepper
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon pikliz vinegar
1 green Scotch bonnet pepper (optional)

Purchase crabs that have been already cleaned from a reputable fish market. Wash crabs with cold water. Clean them by rubbing them with the lime halves and rinsing in cold water again.
Peel the eggplants and cut them in 1-inch chunks. Boil eggplants for 20 minutes. Discard the water and mash.
In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Fry the onion, garlic, ground spices, bell pepper and tomato paste for 5 minutes. Add crab, mashed eggplant, salt, black pepper, pikliz vinegar and Scotch bonnet pepper. Cook, covered, for 30 minutes on low heat. Taste for salt and add more if necessary. Carefully remove the hot pepper before serving

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