To make a crab appetizer, the first thing to do is to know your guests.
It is not all people that cotton to this taste - if you get my drift.
The taste of this sea-creature is like none of the other seafood’s in our seafood range. It is a taste that takes some getting used to.
The wild taste of this delicatessen is easier to enjoy if you marinate the meat in a Peri-Peri sauce and let it stand for a day.
So if you plan to make some crab-appetizers and you really want to hang out, marinade it in this sauce.
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I also use the same sauce to marinade prawns or shrimp in which goes very well with a flavoured rice.
But this appetizer is actually a salad, and it serves well as an appetizer too.
Although the meat is quite expensive it is not difficult to catch it. You can bait it with a rod and line or you can trap it in an open fish trap by putting bait – like sardine heads – inside the trap.
The best way to kill your catch of the day is to freeze it.
Like lobster, crayfish, or crawfish I don’t like to put life sea crustaceans in boiling water. Even if you plan to eat your catch, you don't have to be insensible.
This is not a train smash-type of appetizer.
Cook up the "crawler" meat until it’s done.
Put all the ingredience into a suitable size bowl and mix it together.
Then, take two or three medium size potatoes, cut them in half.
Hollow the potato out like in the picture.
Bake the potato in an oven until it is quite crispy.
Let it cool off for a minute or two and fill it up with you meat salad.
Seeing that it is only a Crab Appetizer and not a full meal, it is a good idea to enjoy it with some salty nuts and dry raisins…
…and of course a good rosé will also add to this nice occasion…
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