Brazilian Dungeness Crab Stew

Brazilian Dungeness Crab Stew

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Brazilian Dungeness Crab Stew | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Total time: 45 min
Serves: 2


  • 2 dungeness crab clusters
  • 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 medium leek, sliced thinly
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Separate Crab

Thaw the Dungeness crab and remove the meat from the crab shells, reserving the crab shells for the stock.

Make Stock

Remove (and reserve) the thick cream from the top of the coconut milk can. Bring the coconut milk liquid, 1½ cups water, and the crab shells to a boil in a medium saucepan. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain out the shells from the stock.

Sauté Aromatics

Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Sauté onion, leek and bell pepper 5-7 minutes until slightly caramelized. Add the garlic, paprika, and red pepper flakes, and sauté until aromatic, about 1 minute.

Meld Flavors

Add the fire roasted tomatoes to the aromatics and simmer 7-8 minutes. Then add the strained crab stock and the reserved coconut cream to the tomatoes and peppers.

Finish the Stew

Simmer the stew for an additional 5 minutes, and then gently stir in the crab meat, leaving some out for garnish. Season with salt & pepper to taste.


Serve in bowls topped with crab meat, a squeeze of lime, and cilantro. Crusty bread on the side doesn’t hurt either!

Marsh's pro cooking tip: Mix and match! Add in some firm white fish 5 minutes before serving along with the dungy, or switch out the crab with spot prawns (and their shells)!

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*The information displayed is our analysis of the recipe based on its ingredients and preparation, and should not be considered a substitute for professional nutrition advice.

Brazilian Dungeness Crab Stew Recipe | Sitka Salmon Shares
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