Spicy Crab Stew



Here is the recipe for a spicy crab stew à la Sirène.


  • 10 okras cut in small pieces
  • 3 celery stalks cut in small pieces
  • 1 plantain cut in small pieces
  • 2 large red potatoes cut in small pieces
  • 1 whole onion – diced
  • 5 garlic cloves – diced
  • 1/2 tsp clove powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 lb fresh crab meat
  • 5 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 fresh Scotch Bonnet pepper (if can tolerate), otherwise use milder pepper
  • 1 whole zucchini cut in small rounds
  • 10 baby carrots cut in small pieces
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp iodized salt
  • 5 sticks of fresh thyme chopped in pieces


In a tall pot, put in 2 cups of water  to boil. Once boiling, add all the vegetables and spices (except zucchini) and let cook for 20 minutes under medium temp with pot cover on. Then, add flaxseed, olive oil, zucchini and crab meat. Stir until flaxseed is well mixed. Cover and let cook for another 15 minutes under medium temp. Stir and taste to see flavor, such as salt. Turn off heat and let cool off with pot cover on. It is now ready to be served. A good hearty bread to accompany the stew will do it justice. Have drinks ready such as cold lemonade, limeade or orange juice.

On a final note, my cousin always says if he sweats while eating the stew he knows there is some serious pepper effect going on 🙂


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