Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spicy "Crab" with Lime and Parsley

This is my go-to Friday night fish dish when I'm short on time. Although I have never tasted real crab, I adapted the recipe from Martha Stewart  and it came out delicious. This is a simple, very-easy-to-make entree for Friday night dinner. You may want to hold-off on the spicy chili flakes if you have small children. Its a nice summer dinner served with plain basmati rice with peas.

Prep time 5 min | Total time 25 | Serves 4

  • 1 pack of whole imitation crab, surimi, by Dynasty
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp of warm water
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp of chopped parsley or 1 tbsp of dry parsley
  • Squeezed lime juice, to taste, enough to slightly accentuate flavor
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, add the  oil and minced garlic on low-medium heat. Make sure the oil doesn't get too hot, you want to avoid burning that garlic. 
  2. Once it starts sizzling, add the the paprika, chili, lime juice, and the crab-meat and mix thoroughly for approximately 5-6 minutes. 
  3. Add in the parsley, salt and pepper once the simili crab is slightly softened.
  4. Reduce the flame to low cook  for 2 more minutes.