Crabs Caribbean-Style

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 8
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8 tablespoons butter
4 medium scallions chopped
1 teaspoon garlic chopped
1 medium hot green chili -- finely and seeded (or use dried red pepper -- flakes)
1 tablespoon curry powder
3/4 pound crab meat -- shredded, up to 1
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander -- leaves, if possible
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground -- pepper
6 tablespoons to 8 tablespoon crab liquid or clam -- broth
2 cups bread crumbs

Preparation / Directions:

Melt butter in skillet; add scallions, garlic and chili peppers and cook until scallions are wilted. Add curry powder to this mixture and blend thoroughly. Add crab, coriander and parsley. Add salt, pepper and crab liquid (if more is needed, add melted butter). Blend in bread crumbs. Fill the mixture in 8 clam shells and bake at 400F about 10 minutes or until browned. Serves 8 as an appetizer or 3 to 4 as a main course.

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