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Recipe: Cheesy Baked Crab

November 03, 2022 13:41 IST

Crab recipes can be both tedious and cumbersome, but the end results make it all worthwhile. So it is with Chef Manoj Sharma's delicious Cheesy Baked Crab.

The dish is loaded with bold flavours and can be paired with noodles or pasta.

Chef Manoj, who trained at Le Meridien, Chennai, and worked with the Taj hotels group, has over 20 years of experience under his belt. Pan-Asian and continental cuisines are his specialties.

Photograph: Kind courtesy RCB Bar and Cafe

Cheesy Baked Crab

Serves: 3



To assemble

Editor's Note: For the white sauce, warm 1 cup milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat with a ¼ of a small onion, 1 tej patta or bay leaf and 2 cloves.
Take off heat and let it infuse for 30 minutes.

In another saucepan, melt a 2 tsp butter over low heat. Add 2-3 tsp maida or all-purpose flour. Stir till you get a thick, smooth, lump-free paste.

Strain the milk to remove the onion, bay leaf and cloves, and stir it into the butter mixture and keep cooking for 5 minutes till a smooth, thick white sauce and take off heat.

Weight-watchers might like cut back on the cream and cheese in this recipe.

Chef Manoj Sharma is the executive chef at RCB Bar and Cafe, a pub owned by Diageo India in Bengaluru.