When your husband takes on a new fishing and crab catching hobby, new seafood dishes are born in your house. We are lucky here in Vancouver for the abundance of Dungeness crabs in our waters. Yesterday my hubby came home with 3 crabs! He went straight to work in the kitchen and created this ginger and scallion Dungeness crab dish. Umm... yum!
And lucky for me, my only role in the kitchen was to document the whole thing and take photos of this gorgeous dish. Yes, you guessed it... my hubby took the reins in the kitchen on this one and taught me a thing or two in under 30 minutes (yes, this dish is that quick).
I like to generously season everything. But I learned that you do not need to put too much seasoning on the crab as it already very rich in flavour.
I also learned the key to getting that gorgeous crust is cornstarch. Simmering the crab in cornstarch creates texture on the crab, saturates the incredible flavours onto the surface of the crab and instensifies the flavours in each and every bite.