King Crab Thai Curry with Coconut Jasmine Rice

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 35 min.
Green coconut curry brings out the sweetness of the delicate crab meat while also surrounding it with a gentle spiciness.


  • 1 8 oz. container king crab meat, segment into desired sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. pure sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 oz. thinly sliced button mushrooms (about 1 c. sliced)
  • 3 oz. fresh or jarred roasted red pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger or up to 2 tsp. jarred sliced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. green curry paste (more or less to taste)
  • 2 tsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp, "chiffonade" or thinly stripped Thai basil (can substitute Italian basil)
  • reserved coconut milk (about 1 c.)
  • Coconut Jasmine Rice1/2 cup regular or "Lite" Coconut Milk (1 - 13.5 oz. can, reserve the rest)
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup Jasmine rice


  • Jasmine RiceHeat liquids together in 1 qt. saucepot to boil. Stir in rice, reduce heat to simmer and cook, covered, 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed and rice is al dente.
  • CurryHeat oil in saute pan over medium heat. Saute garlic and mushrooms until mushrooms release their juices, then they are reabsorbed.
  • Stir in all remaining ingredients and simmer 5-10 minutes or until rice is done. Do not boil. Serve: Ladle curried crab over Coconut Jasmine Rice
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 292
  Calories from Fat 163 (56%)
(29%)Total Fat 19g
(66%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(11%)Cholesterol 33mg
(28%)Sodium 683mg
(13%)Potassium 446mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(27%)Protein 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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