Crab Shala Recipe

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Crab Shala
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  1. Place the crabs in hot water to kill them. It can be in the kitchen sink. You may also put the crabs in the freezer for about an hour. Pull of the back of the crab off and take out the insides. (Anything that is not white.) This can be done by shaking the crab over the garbage and the rinsing with running water. The meat should be left in the crabs. Remove the last joint on all the legs except the claws.
  2. Squeeze the lemon over the cleaned crabs (open side up). Saute the bell pepper (and seeds), onion and garlic in 1/2 of the olive oil. When the bell pepper, onion and garlic are slightly tender add the tomato sauce, tomato puree and the bay leaves. Season with salt and lemon pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat. Once the sauce is simmering, add the crabs open side down. Cook on low to medium heat for about 20 minutes or until the crab legs are bright red.
  3. Prepare spaghetti according to directions on package adding remainder of olive oil to water. Serve spaghetti and crabs with sauce over them.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 404.8 Kcal (1695 kJ)
Calories from fat 344.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.24g 59%
Cholesterol 32.76mg 11%
Sodium 138.74mg 6%
Potassium 464.66mg 10%
Total Carbs 8.23g 3%
Sugars 4.26g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.06g 8%
Protein 8.9g 18%
Vitamin C 23.7mg 40%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Calcium 56.6mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 221.1 Kcal (926 kJ)
Calories from fat 187.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.89g 59%
Cholesterol 17.89mg 11%
Sodium 75.78mg 6%
Potassium 253.8mg 10%
Total Carbs 4.49g 3%
Sugars 2.32g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.13g 8%
Protein 4.86g 18%
Vitamin C 13mg 40%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 8%
Iron 2.8mg 29%
Calcium 30.9mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.9
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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