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Baked King Crab with Burnt Butter Sauce

Baked King Crab with Burnt Butter Sauce

Back from Malacca and in a food spin. What to do? Dinner fast approaching for family K. In a strange moment, I came up with Baked King Crab with Burnt Butter Sauce. Well, it is certainly a new recipe for me. I really was desperate to try and make a burnt butter sauce and made the bold assumption that it would work really well with King Crab. According to the feedback from the family, it worked very well. It worked very well indeed. They now want me to try it on prawns, and maybe even on lamb but changing the herb to Thyme or Rosemary. I love my family. My biggest supporters and ideas-house!!!

You really should try this recipe, it’s quite simple and it is a CRACKER. Here cometh Baked King Crab with Burnt Butter Sauce;

Baked King Crab with Burnt Butter Sauce
Holy shit – for a family starter really, seriously. You lucky buggers…

Baked King Crab with Burnt Butter Sauce

You will need – for a starter for 4 people;

  • I popped to the local supermarket and bought some pre-cooked King Crab pieces as above;
  • 3 packs of fresh flat-leaf parsley – roughly chopped;
  • 200g of salted butter;
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice;
  • Sea salt & cracked black pepper;
  • 2 Tsp of finely chopped garlic;
  • 2 lemons – one for the first squeeze and one for plating;
  • Olive oil.

Here we go – follow the steps folks;

  1. Put the crab pieces in a roasting tray;
    1. Drizzle with Olive Oil;
    2. Give a good sprinkle of sea salt & cracked black pepper;
    3. Give a squeeze of lemon #1 all over;
    4. Pop that in the oven at 180 until the crab is hot – take out and plate on a nice serving tray as above;
  2. Dressing;
    1. Put the butter in a pan and get on medium heat until melted;
    2. Drop the temperature down to low and cook for another 2 minutes or so until the butter browns;
    3. Off the heat;
    4. Stir in garlic, lemon juice, 3/4 of the parsley, and give a good pinch of sea salt & cracked black pepper;
    5. Taste test – should be sour, savoury and sweet all in one;
  3. Plating;
    1. Drizzle the sauce all over the crab as per the picture;
    2. Sprinkle the remaining fresh chopped parsley over the top;
    3. Cut the remaining lemon into wedges and pop on the corner of the plate.

And that is that folks. Get that plate on the table and watch your family become magicians. It will disappear. Baked King Crab with Burnt Butter Sauce was an absolute cracking dish. That sauce is stellar and will be used in a number of different ways on different dishes. Watch this blog for that to come folks. I am loving the Lamb Rack idea with Burnt Butter Sauce & Thyme. Bring that one on!!! So give this one a go. Replace Crab with Prawns or a firm white fish if you would prefer. This sauce is now firmly in the ChillaxBBQ menu options for our future guests. Have a crack – ENJOY!!!

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