Caribbean Crab Souffle Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1/2 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
<br>- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
<br>- 1/3 cup celery tops
<br>- 1 clove garlic, minced
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon salt
<br>- ground black pepper to taste
<br>- 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 1/4 cups milk
<br>- 4 egg yolks
<br>- 1/2 pound crabmeat
<br>- 6 egg whites, stiffly beaten
<br>- 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 8 cup souffle dish.
<br>step 2: Toast coconut in a non-stick skillet over low heat.
<br>step 3: In a medium skillet, melt butter over low heat and add the celery, garlic, curry powder, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper - cook for 3 minutes. Stir in flour until smooth for about 1 minute. Pour in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Set aside and cool slightly. Whisk the egg yolks one at a time into the sauce. Stir in coconut and crab meat.
<br>step 4: In medium bowl, beat egg whites and lemon juice with a mixer until stiff, but not dry. Stir 1/4 of the whites into crab mixture. Quickly and gently fold in the remaining whites. Do not deflate the volume. Transfer mixture to the souffle dish and place it on a rack at the bottom of the oven.
<br>step 5: Bake for 30 minutes or until golden, puffed and still moist inside.
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Ingredients
- 1/2 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup celery tops
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- ground black pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/2 pound crabmeat
- 6 egg whites, stiffly beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 8 cup souffle dish.
step 2: Toast coconut in a non-stick skillet over low heat.
step 3: In a medium skillet, melt butter over low heat and add the celery, garlic, curry powder, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper - cook for 3 minutes. Stir in flour until smooth for about 1 minute. Pour in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Set aside and cool slightly. Whisk the egg yolks one at a time into the sauce. Stir in coconut and crab meat.
step 4: In medium bowl, beat egg whites and lemon juice with a mixer until stiff, but not dry. Stir 1/4 of the whites into crab mixture. Quickly and gently fold in the remaining whites. Do not deflate the volume. Transfer mixture to the souffle dish and place it on a rack at the bottom of the oven.
step 5: Bake for 30 minutes or until golden, puffed and still moist inside.

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